ERIC Number: EJ1134031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
What Impact Does Teaching Music Informally in the Classroom Have on Teachers, and Their Pedagogy?
Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary
Music Education Research, v19 n1 p42-59 2017
The aim of this research was to explore the impact of the adoption of the Musical Futures (MF) approach on secondary school music teachers working in MF Champion schools. The research took place over 3 years in 3 phases with 28 teachers completing questionnaires exploring the impact on their confidence, skills and pedagogy and 30 being interviewed individually. Data from the interviews provided greater insights into the questionnaire responses. Most teachers reported that MF had helped them to become a more effective teacher, more confident in teaching music and had increased their enjoyment. MF changed the nature of teaching and learning with a more student-led approach being adopted. Managing this workshop approach on a daily basis, for some teachers, was exhausting and stressful. Overall, the adoption of the MF approach had a wide range of benefits for teachers but there were issues relating to the logistics of managing small group work.
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Music, Questionnaires, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Workshops, Stress Variables, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Student Centered Learning, Longitudinal Studies, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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