ERIC Number: EJ1146253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Informal Learning: A Lived Experience in a University Musicianship Class
Mok, Annie O.
British Journal of Music Education, v34 n2 p169-188 Jul 2017
This study investigates how a class of university music students who engaged in a "lived" experience of informal learning adopted methods and strategies to complete a self-learning "aural copying" performance assignment in a musicianship class in Hong Kong. Data were collected from observations of the performances and the students' written reflections. The findings showed that they used the methods of intensive listening, using technology, and collaborative learning, as well as the strategies of putting their knowledge of music theory into practice, substitution of instruments, and learning a new instrument in order to emulate the sounds of various instruments. They found this an interesting task that gave them opportunities to improve their musicianship, and they became more sensitive to different voice parts.
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music Education, College Students, Learning Strategies, Performance, Assignments, Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Observation, Listening Skills, Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Musical Instruments, Student Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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