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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 – 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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Bagley, Christopher; Hallam, Susan – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2016
The current research aimed to increase understanding of the experiences of young people and their parents of managed moves, what contributed to success and the nature of the challenges experienced. The study was conducted in one English Local Authority, where five young people and their parents were interviewed. Five superordinate themes emerged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Youth, Social Isolation
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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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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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Long, Marion; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; Gaunt, Helena; Robertson, Linnhe – Psychology of Music, 2012
The cyclic process of self-regulated learning has been identified as a predictor of achievement in musical skill acquisition and musical performance. Meta-cognition, intrinsic to the self-regulation process, develops as the student takes greater responsibility for their own learning. From this perspective we consider music students' responses to a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Learning Strategies, Music, Musicians
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Gaunt, Helena; Creech, Andrea; Long, Marion; Hallam, Susan – Music Education Research, 2012
This paper reports on qualitative research undertaken at a conservatoire in the United Kingdom, exploring students' perceptions of how they were supported in realising their aspirations as professional musicians and making the transition to professional life. In particular, the research explored students' perceptions of the role played by their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Higher Education, Music Education
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Marin, Cristina; Echeverria, Ma Puy Perez; Hallam, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Musical scores constitute a key element in the development of expertise in musicians from western tonal traditions, since they act as a mediator between the performer and the music itself. Our aim was to study the role of musical scores in instrumental performance practice by analysing the process of learning a new piece of music, as well as the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Music Education, Student Attitudes, Musicians
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Hallam, Susan; Rinta, Tiija; Varvarigou, Maria; Creech, Andrea; Papageorgi, Ioulia; Gomes, Teresa; Lanipekun, Jennifer – Psychology of Music, 2012
There has been considerable research considering how instrumental practice changes as expertise develops. Much of that research has been relatively small scale and restricted in the range of instrumentalists included. This paper aimed to explore the development of practising strategies and motivation to practise as expertise develops with a large…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Activities, Musical Instruments
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Hallam, Susan – Music Education Research, 2011
This study aimed to assess the perceived impact of young people's active engagement in ensemble music making. Sixty-two non-music university students were asked to report on the impact that their participation in music making had on their lives. The data were analysed using Atlas.ti software. There was a reported positive impact on social, musical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Group Activities, College Students
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan – Psychology of Music, 2011
Researchers in recent years have increasingly placed an emphasis on seeking pupils' perceptions of educational settings. Alongside this shift towards attaching value to the pupil viewpoint has been a growing interest concerning how interpersonal relationships, manifested as control or responsiveness between teachers and pupils or parents and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Musical Instruments, Interaction, Learning Processes
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Kotsopoulou, Anastasia; Hallam, Susan – Educational Studies, 2010
Rating scale questionnaires were administered to 600 students in three age groups, 12-13, 15-16 and 20-21 from Japan, the UK, Greece and the USA. The questionnaires explored the extent of playing music while studying, the kinds of tasks when music was played, the perceived effects of music on studying, the characteristics and types of music played…
Descriptors: Music, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Rogers, Lynne; Hallam, Susan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
This study explored gender differences in perceptions of studying for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). The sample comprised 644 pupils drawn from eight schools in Outer London, UK. The schools encompassed pupils who could be regarded as high, middle and low achievers drawn from co-educational and single-sex schools. Pupils…
Descriptors: Homework, Measures (Individuals), Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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