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ERIC Number: EJ949108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
(Dis)Similarities in Music Performance among Self-Regulated Learners: An Exploratory Study
Dos Santos, Regina Antunes Teixeira; Gerling, Cristina Capparelli
Music Education Research, v13 n4 p431-446 2011
The preparation of a short Brazilian piano piece by graduate and undergraduate students (N = 15) was monitored to verify the following dimensions of self-regulation in the learning process: method, time, behaviour and social/cultural factors. Because preparation occurred without help from teachers, participants were encouraged to reveal the musical resources employed in the attainment of technical and expressive goals. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews and three recorded performances. Most of the students displayed more explanations about method (72%), followed by behaviour (16%) and social/cultural factors (12%). The amount of time dedicated to practicing increased for the second recording. Two referees evaluated the best performance, which was chosen by the student himself or herself, according to the following set of nine parameters: basic note reading, phrase contour, articulation, tempo, timing, dynamics, texture, character and global coherence. We analysed data according to multi-dimensional scaling to obtain a perceptual map in which (dis)similarities were interpreted in terms of self-regulation dimensions and quality of performance. The data suggest that self-regulation was mainly grounded on method dimension affecting music competence and expressivity. Tempo and timing seem to account for the distribution of students' results within the perceptual map. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil