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Pérez-Moreno, Jessica; Carrillo, Carmen – International Journal of Music Education, 2020
This study examines the impact made by music education on a sample of Catalan citizens who studied this subject during their compulsory schooling. A biographical narrative methodology was used to investigate a broad spectrum of the participants' school musical experiences and to analyze the impact that music education has had on different aspects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Outcomes of Education, Biographies
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Lo, Chi Yhun; Looi, Valerie; Thompson, William Forde; McMahon, Catherine M. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: A growing body of evidence suggests that long-term music training provides benefits to auditory abilities for typical-hearing adults and children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how music training may provide perceptual benefits (such as speech-in-noise, spectral resolution, and prosody) for children with hearing loss. Method:…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Children, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology
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Campo, Sandra Soler – International Education Studies, 2020
Currently there is a great variety of musical styles that coexist in our society. We can access music in very different ways and with immediacy never before imagined. For teenagers, music is a key element in defining their identity, socializing and taking refuge in their inner world. This communication focuses on the analysis of songs from the…
Descriptors: Music, Coeducation, Music Appreciation, Secondary School Students
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Wong, Sarah Shi Hui; Low, Amanda Chern Min; Kang, Sean H. K.; Lim, Stephen Wee Hun – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
The ability to recognize and distinguish among varying musical styles is essential to developing aural skills and musicianship. Yet, this task can be difficult for music learners, particularly nonexperts. To address this challenge and guide music education practice, this study drew on cognitive psychological principles to investigate the effect of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Music Appreciation, Listening Skills
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May, Brittany Nixon; Miner, Amy Baird; Young, Terrell A. – General Music Today, 2019
Children's picture book biographies on composers and musicians can prompt powerful music learning experiences. Biography breaks are the reading aloud of a picture book biography and the questions or activities the teacher engages students in while and after reading the book. In the music classroom, biography breaks can be used with children of all…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Music Education, Childrens Literature, Picture Books
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Wong, Patrick C. M.; Ou, Jinghua; Pang, Celestina W. Y.; Zhang, Ling; Tse, Chi Shing; Lam, Linda C. W.; Antoniou, Mark – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2019
Purpose: We report a preliminary study that prospectively tests the potential cognitive enhancing effect of foreign language (FL) learning in older adults with no clear signs of cognitive decline beyond what is age typical. Because language learning engages a large brain network that overlaps with the network of cognitive aging, we hypothesized…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Older Adults, Cognitive Development, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Matias Recharte – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2019
Music, considered as a field of discourse, has important implications for how educators think and act within their classrooms. Based on the work of Ruben Gaztambide-Fernandez, Murray R. Schafer, and feminist music education scholars, this paper aims to delineate these implications and to propose "sound education" as an alternative.…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Acoustics, Music Teachers
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Getino, Julia; González-Martín, Cristina; Valls, Assumpta – Music Educators Journal, 2018
This article describes a project in which contemporary music is studied and created in primary-school classrooms in the presence of a composer. Listening to and analyzing a composer's works fosters musical creation processes in students, who subsequently present and discuss their works in a meeting with the composer. Finally, the students' works…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Music Appreciation, Musical Composition
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Goh, Kimberley; Walker, Rebecca – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Providing effective feedback to students is a significant issue for Australian educators. The ability to provide effective feedback comprises one of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and is seen as being a key element of quality teaching. Much research has been conducted into what constitutes effective feedback. Yet in spite of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reflection, Music, Music Education
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Smiraglia, Christina; Asaah, Gordon Divine; Lacerda, Hanako Sawada – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2018
Although many programs aim to develop students' listening skills and promote the appreciation of Western classical music, relatively few such programs incorporate visual art. This study examined the perceived effectiveness of the Edinburgh International Festival's (EIF) "Art of Listening" program in reaching its stated goals to: develop…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Visual Arts, Music Appreciation, Foreign Countries
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Costes-Onishi, Pamela; Caleon, Imelda S. – Music Education Research, 2018
This study focused on the development and psychometric evaluation of the 16-item Critical Musicality Scale (CMS). The participants in the study comprised (N = 118) secondary students (mostly 13 to 14 years old) from Singapore. Four factors of critical musicality were hypothesised and empirically tested. The full sample was used to conduct an…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Psychometrics, Secondary School Students, Early Adolescents
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Liu, Jing – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
This study extends Zimmerman's research on children's music conservation to adult listeners, investigating participants' ability to conserve melody under different harmonic conditions. Specifically, I investigated whether listeners in the study could identify melody when primary, diatonic, and secondary chords were added (Task 1) and when melody…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Appreciation, Adults, Listening Skills
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Henninger, Jacqueline – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
As the demographics of our nation continue to evolve, music educators have a responsibility to embrace the opportunities they have to increase their students' levels of awareness and acceptance of others who may represent different ethnic groups. The following research-to-resource article will provide background information and recommendations for…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Concept Formation
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Koops, Lisa Huisman; Kuebel, Christa R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore the role of enjoyment during group musical activities in the preschool classroom. Data collection included observations using a researcher-created tool and fieldnotes to determine how preschool students demonstrated enjoyment during group activities. Interviews with three preschool…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Preschool Curriculum, Music Education, Music Activities
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Rinsema, Rebecca M. – Music Education Research, 2018
Common approaches to teaching music listening emphasise 'attentive listening' and 'active listening' (Campbell, Patricia Shehan. 2005. "Deep Listening to the Musical World." Music Educators Journal 92 (1): 30-36. doi:10.2307/3400224) and minimise explorations of everyday music listening practices (Madsen, Clifford, and John Geringer.…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Appreciation, Listening
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