ERIC Number: EJ1077062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Exploring Musical Expectations: Understanding the Impact of a Year-Long Primary School Music Project in the Context of School, Home and Prior Learning
Pitts, Stephanie E.
Research Studies in Music Education, v36 n2 p129-146 Dec 2014
This article reports on a year-long project carried out in three UK primary schools, which aimed to understand the expectations and experiences of children participating in a series of workshops delivered by the chamber music organisation, Music in the Round. Through drawings, discussions, questionnaires and observations, the children's developing musical identities and skills were explored, alongside the teachers' and parents' understandings of what the children gained from the workshops. The project raises questions about the evaluation and impact of musical interventions of this kind, and about the ways in which children acquire musical self-efficacy from encounters in school and home.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Workshops, Music Education, Prior Learning, Expectation, Student Experience, Questionnaires, Freehand Drawing, Group Discussion, Observation, Skill Development, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Self Efficacy, Family Influence, Focus Groups, Interviews, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Musicians
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Sheffield)