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ERIC Number: EJ1123022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Secondary School Teachers' Approaches to Teaching Composition Using Digital Technology
Wise, Stuart
British Journal of Music Education, v33 n3 p283-295 Nov 2016
The music industry in the 21 century uses digital technology in a wide range of applications including in performance, in composition and in recording and publishing. In this article, I consider how the impact of digital technologies may be affecting pedagogical processes adopted by secondary music teachers, particularly in the area of composition. This paper examines qualitative data gathered from teachers in four schools participating in a larger research project. Data collected in this paper came from a number of semi-structured interviews. Findings indicate that although the majority of teachers involved in this research remain fundamentally conservative in their approaches to teaching composition, focusing on more procedural rather than creative activities, some music teachers do make radical changes to their pedagogy in contexts where this is important to their students' engagement and supported by their school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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