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ERIC Number: EJ861924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Facilitating Musical Composition as "Contract Learning" in the Classroom: The Development and Application of a Teaching Resource for Primary School Teachers in the UK
Clennon, Ornette D.
International Journal of Music Education, v27 n4 p300-313 2009
Despite national initiatives in the UK such as Creative Partnerships, an organization formed in 2002 for exploring creative approaches to learning in the classroom, there is still a gap between aspiration and practice. This is especially evident in the teaching of musical composition in primary schools, partly because there seems to be a profound fear of music, especially for many primary school teachers who are not music specialists, and a lack of knowledge of participatory practice. This article describes the development of a resource for facilitating compositional processes using classroom management skills, as adapted from Knowles's "contract learning". I will also highlight the creative tensions raised by the sometimes conflicting approaches of instruction and facilitation. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom