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McQueen, Hilary; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea – Music Education Research, 2018
This paper is based on the data collected from a longitudinal study of seven maintained, secondary schools in England that have adopted Musical Futures as an approach to teaching music. The research had a particular focus on key stage 3 (11-14). For the purposes of this paper, data gained from 18 music staff and 325 student interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education, Music Education
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Music Education Research, 2018
Music education has faced considerable challenges in trying to bridge the gap between music in young people's lives and that taking place in the classroom. The 'Musical Futures' initiative aimed to devise new and imaginative ways of engaging young people, aged 11-19, in music activities through a process of informal learning based initially on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Informal Education, Music, Music Education
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Music Education Research, 2017
Music education has faced considerable challenges in trying to bridge the gap between music in young people's lives and that taking place in the classroom. The "Musical Futures" (MF) initiative aimed to devise new and imaginative ways of engaging young people, aged 11-19, in music activities through a process of informal learning based…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Music Education Research, 2017
The aim of this research was to explore the impact of the adoption of the Musical Futures (MF) approach on secondary school music teachers working in MF Champion schools. The research took place over 3 years in 3 phases with 28 teachers completing questionnaires exploring the impact on their confidence, skills and pedagogy and 30 being interviewed…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Music, Questionnaires
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The aim of this research was to explore the impact of the adoption of the Musical Futures approach on the musical progression of students in Musical Futures' Champion schools. The research took place over three years in three phases with 733 students and 28 music teachers completing questionnaires. Data from the interviews with 39 staff and focus…
Descriptors: Music Education, Informal Education, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This research aimed to provide an account of the impact of the Musical Futures approach on the wider school community in Musical Futures "Champion Schools". Questionnaires were completed by 344 non-music teachers. Interviews were undertaken with members of senior management teams. The majority of staff indicated that Musical Futures had…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation, Questionnaires
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary; Varvarigou, Maria; Gaunt, Helena – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Although there is now an accepted need for initiatives that support older people's well-being, little attention has been paid to the role of those facilitating such activities. This research explored the benefits and challenges for those working in facilitating musical activities with older people. The research was undertaken at three UK case…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Music Activities, Motivation, Barriers
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Long, Marion; Creech, Andrea; Gaunt, Helena; Hallam, Susan – Music Education Research, 2014
Historically, in the professional training of musicians, the master-apprentice model has played a central role in instilling the methods and values of the discipline, contributing to the rigorous formation of talent. Expert professional musicians advocate that certain thinking skills can be modelled through the master-apprentice model, yet its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musicians
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Varvarigou, Maria; Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
Between 2008 and 2010, the internationally acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra worked in partnership with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and 10 East London Music Services, delivering a range of music education projects that involved professional musicians, classroom teachers, primary school-aged pupils and college students. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Workshops, Music Activities
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan; Varvarigou, Maria; Gaunt, Helena; McQueen, Hilary; Pincas, Anita – Music Education Research, 2014
There is now an accepted need for initiatives that support older people's well-being. There is increasing evidence that active engagement with music has the potential to contribute to this. This paper explores the relationship between musical possible selves and subjective well-being in later life. The research reported here formed part of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Aging (Individuals), Well Being
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Hallam, Susan; Parsons, Samantha – British Educational Research Journal, 2013
The adoption of streaming in the primary school (where children are placed in a class on the basis of measures of attainment and remain in that class all of the time) was commonplace when the 11 plus examination was used to select children for grammar school places. During the 1950s and 1960s the practice died out with most children being taught…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ability Grouping, Track System (Education), Elementary Schools
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Hallam, Susan – Psychology of Music, 2013
Research exploring learning outcomes in instrumental music has tended to focus on attainment ignoring other outcomes including long-term commitment to engage with music. This research addresses this issue. One hundred and sixty-three instrumental music students completed a questionnaire which sought information about their practising strategies,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Expertise, Outcomes of Education
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McQueen, Hilary; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; Varvarigou, Maria – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
The basis of this article is findings from the Music for Life Project which investigated the benefits and challenges of music activity participation for the over 50s in three case study sites in the United Kingdom. The paper uses a philosophical lens to explore the leaders' and participants' views on the purpose of the activities, how learners are…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Humanism, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan; McQueen, Hilary; Varvarigou, Maria – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
A compelling body of research demonstrates that music continues to offer powerful potential for enhancing health and well-being in old age. Active music-making has been found to provide a source of enhanced social cohesion, enjoyment, personal development, and empowerment, and to contribute to recovery from depression and maintenance of personal…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Music, Well Being, Aging (Individuals)
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Varvarigou, Maria; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
There has been a gradual increase in the body of literature regarding seniors' musical preferences, learning approaches, development, and creativity. This literature dispels existing myths that perceive older people as a homogeneous group, characterized by decrepitude and diminishing capacity, and with a passive contribution to society. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Phenomenology, Music
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