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ERIC Number: EJ1073484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Technologically Mediated Composition Learning: Josh's Story
Bolton, Jan
British Journal of Music Education, v25 n1 p41-55 Mar 2008
An innovative ICT project called "Compose" has been implemented in some New Zealand primary schools in an effort to counteract the lack of classroom composition opportunities. "Compose" combines the use of music software and online learning with attempts to address barriers to primary classroom composition. This article illustrates, through personal narrative, how "Compose" made successful composition experiences possible for a student in a classroom where no such opportunities had previously existed. The project led to the student acquiring compositional skill and knowledge and a positive music self-concept. Though it is not possible to generalise from a single case study, the findings indicate that "Compose" could offer a potentially viable way to increase classroom composition learning opportunities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand