ERIC Number: EJ1179736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
The Perceived Effectiveness of Nonverbal, Co-Verbal, and Verbal String Ensemble Instruction: Student, Teacher, and Observer Views
MacLeod, Rebecca B.
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v27 n3 p169-183 Jun 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine how students, teachers, and outside observers perceive teaching effectiveness within a university-level string ensemble rehearsal setting. Students, teachers, and observers reflected on six rehearsal segments that used primarily nonverbal, co-verbal, or verbal instruction as outlined by Bob Culver in the "Master Teacher Profile." Overall, participants viewed the verbal teaching episodes as being most effective, and expressed a preference for several elements associated with the verbal instructional mode. Five common elements of effective rehearsals identified by participants were Specific Instructions and Feedback, Delivery Skills and Eye Contact, Audible and Focused Co-Verbal Instruction Prompts, Conducting Effectiveness, and Ensemble Progress. Effectiveness perceptions were colored by participants' sense of each teacher's comfort with the different instructional modes as well as the elements of rehearsal teaching they personally valued.
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Verbal Communication, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Intermode Differences, Blended Learning, Theater Arts, Undergraduate Students, Interviews, Reflection, Observation, Protocol Analysis, Participant Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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