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de Boise, Sam – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Whilst the impact of gender inequalities has been studied in relation to music education, especially in the UK, relatively little has been written about their impact on higher music education (HME). This article compares data on HME programs and courses, in the UK and Sweden, from 2010 to 2014. It looks at similarities and differences in the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Music Education, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Thorpe, Vicki – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to contribute to existing literature about how activity theory might be used in music education research. It draws from the author's doctoral action research into the assessment of group composing for New Zealand's secondary school qualification, the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). It outlines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Composition, Self Concept, Music Education
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Dakon, Jacob M.; Cloete, Elene – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
In this qualitative case study, we used participant observation and interviews to examine Violet, a Flemish string youth orchestra. In doing so, we identify the qualities that constitute an 'eclectic' ensemble space, herein defined as a musical environment that uses a blend of informal and formal learning practices. Moreover, we emphasize how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Turøy, Anne Kristine Wallace – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Approximately 10% of students have singing difficulties appearing as poor pitch singing. During the period 2012 to 2014, I assessed 2390 recordings from 239 students. 25 students were graded below C, and thus were defined as poor pitch singers (PPS). However, these students showed varying patterns of mastery within their own portfolios of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Singing, Students
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Rimmer, Mark – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article explores children's reflections on the value of their participation in "In Harmony," a social and music education programme whose approach and philosophy derives from the Venezuelan 'El Sistema' ('The System') model. More specifically, through an analysis of participating children's accounts (n = 111) and an exploration of…
Descriptors: Children, Music Education, Participation, Childhood Attitudes
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Martin, Jodie L. – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Music notation is intrinsic in the composition and performance of Western art music and also in its analysis and research. The process of writing about music remains underexplored, in particular how excerpts of music notation are selected and arranged in a written text, and how that text describes and contextualises the excerpts. This article…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
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Rodríguez-Quiles, José A. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
In the last few years expressions like "European convergence," "European Higher Education Area," "European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System" and others have become more and more usual not only in academic circles but also even in the mass media. But to what extent are these expressions valid for all knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Music Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
Pupil voice research has been recognised in the last 15 years for its potential to re-shape the conditions of learning and help raise child engagement and standards of achievement. In music education, however, there still seems to exist a misalignment between the content of the curriculum and pupils' learning expectations and interests. The aim of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Student Educational Objectives
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Coady, Christopher; Webb, Michael – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
Recent research on practice-based doctorates in Australia has revealed an institutional preference for "theorised" research approaches aimed at situating studies of practice within established academic paradigms. In this article we examine how the aim of communicating with artistic peers steers the research design and the production of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Doctoral Programs, Student Research
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Colombo, Barbara; Antonietti, Alessandro – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The positive role of metacognition in music learning and practice is well assessed, but the role of musicians' metacognitive skills in such a context is not yet clear. Teachers often state that they apply a metacognitive approach during their lessons, but students fail to acknowledge it and report that they become metacognitive learners thanks to…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Music Education, Music Activities, Case Studies
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Powell, Sarah J. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This paper reports on the findings related to the possible selves of males who participate in choir. It focuses on the perceptions of participants' past, present and future identities and the way these interact to influence decisions about choir. The paper is derived from a larger study, set in Australia, which investigated the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Singing, Males, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Dobrota, Snježana; Ercegovac, Ina Reic – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between music preference and music education, informal influences (attending classical music concerts and musical theatre productions) and familiarity of music. The research included students of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split (N = 341). The results…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Classical Music, Theater Arts
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Brook, Julia; Upitis, Rena; Varela, Wynnpaul – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of how one classically trained musician adapted his pedagogical practices to accommodate the needs and interests of his students. A case-study methodology was employed to explore the perceptions and practices of this teacher, and data were collected over a two-year period through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Burwell, Kim – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
While studio-based instrumental and vocal learning is widely regarded as both important and effective in higher education music, research to date has offered little concrete information about studio practices that students have regarded as ineffective. Two recent case studies investigated what appear to be exceptional instances in which students…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Facilities, Educational Facilities, Music Activities
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