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ERIC Number: EJ912416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9484
The Enhancement of Musical and Other Learning for Both Teachers and Students through a Weekly Choir Session
Heyning, Lyndell
Australian Journal of Music Education, n1 p58-70 2010
Primary schools are such busy demanding places. Educators are concerned with a crowded curriculum and high emphasis placed on the development and cultivation of literacy and numeracy concepts. Teachers are generally concerned with the delivery and teaching expectations of all key learning areas of the primary school curriculum. However, the creative arts, in the real world of time and teaching are generally speaking, lower in priority. The majority of teachers believe their teaching time is dominated by attention to English and mathematics because the demands of departmental directives necessitate that students achieve benchmark standards in literacy and numeracy and this has had direct consequences for the creative arts key learning area. This individual small-scale study provides further insights into the impact of the arts, in particular the impact of singing, in one Australian primary school. This paper will present investigation through a small scale study, into how the benefits associated with the inclusion of children singing in a one hour weekly session, can not only influence and enhance students' musical learning, but also develop and enhance teachers' personal skill and confidence levels, while promoting other learning for all concerned across key learning areas.
Australian Society for Music Education. P.O. Box 5, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia. Tel: +61-3-9925-7807; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia