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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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Mok, Annie O. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study investigates how a class of university music students who engaged in a "lived" experience of informal learning adopted methods and strategies to complete a self-learning "aural copying" performance assignment in a musicianship class in Hong Kong. Data were collected from observations of the performances and the…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music Education, College Students, Learning Strategies
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Davidson, Robert; Lupton, Mandy – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This paper critiques a traditional approach to music theory pedagogy. It argues that music theory courses should draw on pedagogies that reflect the diversity and pluralism inherent in 21st century music making. It presents the findings of an action research project investigating the experiences of undergraduate students undertaking an innovative…
Descriptors: Music Theory, Music, Music Education, Undergraduate Study
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Harrison, Scott; Grant, Catherine – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Recent efforts to increase workplace readiness in university students have largely centred on undergraduates, with comparatively few strategies or studies focusing on higher research degree candidates. In the discipline of music, a wide diversity of possible career paths combined with rapidly changing career opportunities makes workplace readiness…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Music Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Surveys
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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This qualitative research examines the influence of learning Javanese gamelan on aspects of musicianship, attitudes and approaches relating to the learning and performance of Western instruments experienced by a sample of UK university music students. In addition to benefits to musicianship, students delineated positive developments in attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, College Students
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Yang, Yang; Welch, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Recent literature suggests that traditional approaches in folk music education are not necessarily compatible with the pedagogical conventions of formal music education. Whilst several recent studies have tended to define these non-classical-music learning contexts as "informal", the practice of folk music that was recently introduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Case Studies, Folk Culture
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Czajkowski, Anne-Marie L.; Greasley, Alinka E. – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This paper reports the development and implementation of a unique Mindfulness for Singers (MfS) course designed to improve singers' vocal technique. Eight university students completed the intervention. Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) scores showed general improvement across all five facets of mindfulness. Qualitative results showed…
Descriptors: Perception, Metacognition, Attention Control, Singing
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Otchere, Eric Debrah – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
The history of music in Ghanaian school programmes can hardly be separated from the general history of education in Ghana. Since the time of colonial administration in Ghana, music (especially as manifested through singing) has formed part of the educational curriculum for different reasons, one being a tool for promoting the culture of the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Undergraduate Students
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Bhebhe, Sithulisiwe; Runhare, Tawanda; Monobe, Ratau John – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study sought to examine the quality of teaching practice (TP) mentoring in the teaching of music at primary school level through the distance mode of training at one college of education in Zimbabwe. The study examined the experiences and perceptions of lecturers and student teachers on TP mentoring in music within the context of a distance…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Education, Student Teachers
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Henley, Jennie – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This paper draws on three different research projects to demonstrate the use of an expanded model of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), developed as part of a doctoral research study. The first project is an evaluation of the impacts of a Music Partnership Project within Primary and Secondary schools. The second project is an evaluation…
Descriptors: Music Education, College School Cooperation, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Teague, Adele; Smith, Gareth Dylan – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
Musicians are acknowledged to lead complex working lives, often characterised as portfolio careers. The higher music education research literature has tended to focus on preparing students for rich working lives and multiple identity realisations across potential roles. Extant literature does not address the area of work-life balance, which this…
Descriptors: Musicians, Family Work Relationship, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Randles, Clint; Muhonen, Sari – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to validate a measure of creative identity with a population of pre-service teachers in the USA, to further validate the measure with a Finnish population, and to compare both populations regarding their perceptions of themselves as creative musicians. The researcher developed a tool, the "Creative Identity…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Program Validation, Creative Activities
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Bjøntegaard, Bjørg Julsrud – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
Instrumental teachers in higher music education in Norway and elsewhere traditionally organise their teaching as individual lessons with one teacher and one student. This paper takes a closer look at how a horn teacher at the Norwegian Academy of Music has organised her weekly teaching in individual, small group and master class lessons with all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, College Faculty, Music Education
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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article contributes to research on music masterclasses through examining learning through observation. It investigates how students are learning as observers in this context; whether and how they will transfer their masterclass learning to their own instrumental/vocal development, and whether they have discussed learning through observation.…
Descriptors: Observational Learning, Student Attitudes, Program Implementation, College Students
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Juntunen, Marja-Leena – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the visions of teacher educators of instrumental pedagogy (n = 12) in higher music education regarding "good" teaching and instrumental student teacher preparation. The theoretical basis for the study was research on teachers' visions (Hammerness, 2006): teachers' own conceptions of ideal teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Music Education
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