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ERIC Number: EJ799149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Appraising Composing in Secondary-School Music Lessons
Major, Angela E.
Music Education Research, v10 n2 p307-319 Jun 2008
The aim of this paper is to define music appraisal and to explore the role that talk plays in the process of helping pupils in secondary school music lessons to develop their appraisal skills. This paper offers a definition of appraisal, and traces its developing role in the National Curriculum in England since the early 1990s. The role of appraisal as an evaluative tool is linked to the need to develop the quality of children's talk. The author's own research on pupil talk and the identification of six main types of talk: exploration, description, opinion, affective response, evaluation and problem solving, is briefly described, and suggestions are made to enhance the nature and quality of talk as part of appraisal in the classroom. Appraising as a classroom process is also discussed alongside the current interest in both the importance of "dialogic teaching" and of "assessment for learning". (Contains 2 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)