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ERIC Number: EJ919265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
What Middle School Students Need from Their General Music Class (and How We Can Help)
Davis, Virginia Wayman
General Music Today, v24 n3 p17-22 Apr 2011
The middle school general music class is a course that holds many possibilities and challenges. In this research-based article, teachers are encouraged to "teach for transfer," to create worthwhile learning activities that prepare students for music making in the adult community. Three needs of the middle school music student are discussed: active, hands-on learning challenges, which involve the student in music-making; in-depth exploration of focused listening, which acquaints students with the availability of listening opportunities and teaches them what to listen for; and opportunities for social connection, drawing together students and teachers in a community of music makers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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