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Millar, Stephen R.; Steiner, Artur; Caló, Francesca; Teasdale, Simon – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
Community Orientated and Opportunity Learning (COOL) Music was a 12-month collaborative project between researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University and practitioners at the Edinburgh-based social enterprise Heavy Sound. The project began in October 2017 and involved 16 sessions of participatory music making with 32 'hard-to-reach' young people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Activities, At Risk Students, Secondary School Students
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Sutela, Katja; Juntunen, Marja-Leena; Ojala, Juha – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
In this article, we describe the agency development in one student with special needs through Dalcroze-based music-and-movement activities. The case study was conducted in the context of classroom music education in a special school. The data were produced via a teaching experiment (from August 2015 to March 2016), in which a group (n = 13) of 15-…
Descriptors: Music Education, Special Education, Special Schools, Movement Education
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Whittaker, Adam – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
The canon forming the backbone of most conceptions of Western music has been a feature of musical culture for decades, exerting an influence upon musical study in educational settings. In English school contexts, the once perceived superiority of classical music in educational terms has been substantially revised and reconsidered, opening up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Curriculum, Knowledge Level
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McCarthy, Carrie; O'Flaherty, Joanne; Downey, Jean – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The present study aimed to identify student (16-18 years) attitudes towards the subject of music in second-level education in the Republic of Ireland. The study, framed by an interpretivist approach, employed qualitative data collection methods through interviews and focus groups. Findings indicate that student attitudes to music were influenced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Carroll, Christine – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
This article examines curriculum and practice in Australian secondary classroom music education, in order to trace the inclusion of, and provision for, students with learning orientations based on popular music forms. A 60-year period of curriculum reform, matriculation statistics and literature is surveyed with a focus on the state of New South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Education, Secondary School Students
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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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Borgström Källén, Carina; Lindgren, Monica – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article explores the significance of context and discourse from a gender perspective within three different studies of the Swedish music classroom, conducted in lower secondary school, upper secondary school and higher music education respectively. The theoretical point of departure is that gender performances as well as the music classroom…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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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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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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Thorpe, Vicki – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article examines a unique music curriculum and assessment environment through the fndings of a practical action research project carried out in secondary schools. I address two current international educational issues: the relationship between formal and informal learning in music, and how individuals' contributions in collaborative groups…
Descriptors: Music Education, Action Research, Informal Education, Cooperative Learning
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Dalladay, Christopher – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The National Curriculum for Music in England at Key Stage 3 (KS3; age 11-14) declares its purpose that pupils should be inspired to "develop a love of music and their talent as musicians" (DfE, 2013: KS3 Music). The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) have criticised secondary schools for a lack of progress in the musical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Music Education, Secondary Education
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Virkkula, Esa – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article examines the sociocultural learning of popular and jazz music in communities of practice as part of secondary vocational music education in a Finnish conservatory. The research is based on performance workshops which were implemented as a joint effort between professional musicians and music students. These workshops are suggested as…
Descriptors: Music Education, Communities of Practice, Music, Popular Culture
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Wise, Stuart – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
The music industry in the 21 century uses digital technology in a wide range of applications including in performance, in composition and in recording and publishing. In this article, I consider how the impact of digital technologies may be affecting pedagogical processes adopted by secondary music teachers, particularly in the area of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Secondary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Wallerstedt, Cecilia; Lindgren, Monica – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Music education in formal settings has the last decades been characterised by informal methods borrowed from outside school. In this study we analyse situations in Swedish secondary school where pupils' experience of music outside school becomes visible in music class. Pedagogical challenges in these situations are identified that concern how to…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Informal Education
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