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Rumiantsev, Tamara W.; Admiraal, Wilfried F.; van der Rijst, Roeland M. – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
Musicians nowadays need to be able to work both creatively and collaboratively, often in a wider range of artistic, social and cultural contexts. A strong vision on conservatoire pedagogy is needed to reach this goal and at the same time align with the demands of higher education. At the start of the 21st century, renewal of curricula concentrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musicians, Music Teachers
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Cheng, Lee; Wong, Paulina Wai Ying; Lam, Chi Ying – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
The language of music shares a number of basic processing mechanisms with natural languages, yet studies of learner autonomy in music education are rare. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of fostering music students' learner autonomy in performance practice through a series of curriculum changes. A mixed-methods approach, including a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Personal Autonomy, Program Effectiveness, Performance
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Zandén, Olle; Thorgersen, Cecilia Ferm – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study analyses 10 Swedish music teachers' descriptions of how a new music syllabus and a new credit scale have influenced their practice. In the new curriculum, grading is introduced in year 6 and not, as previously, in year 8. We have therefore focused on the effects of this change on school years 5-7. The new syllabus is much more precise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Music Teachers
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McPhail, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This paper discusses recent developments in the senior music curriculum in New Zealand. I suggest that school music is in transition from its clearly defined origins to its "regionalisation" by new content and knowledge. The concepts of knowledge differentiation and verticality are considered in relation to the subject's now diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Music Education, Curriculum Development