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ERIC Number: EJ1173105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Pupils' Perceptions of Informal Learning in School Music Lessons
Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary
Music Education Research, v20 n2 p213-230 2018
Music education has faced considerable challenges in trying to bridge the gap between music in young people's lives and that taking place in the classroom. The 'Musical Futures' initiative aimed to devise new and imaginative ways of engaging young people, aged 11-19, in music activities through a process of informal learning based initially on popular music. This research aimed to explore pupils' perceptions of the impact of adopting the Musical Futures approach on students' learning and attainment. 671 students completed a questionnaire and 171 participated in focus group interviews to establish their perceptions of informal learning. The findings showed that the adoption of the Musical Futures approach enhanced student interest and confidence and increased their musical skills. Students appreciated the control that they had over their learning but some raised issues about working in groups and the level of support that teachers were able to offer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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