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ERIC Number: EJ1058979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Planning for Enjoyment in the General Music Classroom
Koops, Lisa Huisman; Keppen, Heidi
General Music Today, v28 n3 p12-17 Apr 2015
Enjoyment is an important but often overlooked element in the music classroom. In this article, we review research literature related to enjoyment in musical interactions and discuss the role of enjoyment in the general music classroom. Drawing on research literature, our experience as general music teachers, and our research on enjoyment during musical play, we make recommendations for teachers interested in enhancing enjoyment in their classrooms. We include a teacher reflection template and an enjoyable elements guide to assist teachers in applying these ideas in the classroom.
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Language: English
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