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Stowell, Dan; Dixon, Simon – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
Technologies such as YouTube, mobile phones and MP3 players are increasingly integrated into secondary school music in the UK. At the same time, the gap between formal and informal music learning is being bridged by the incorporation of students' preferred music into class activities. We conducted an ethnographic study in two secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Technology Integration, Music Education, Influence of Technology
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McPhail, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Informal learning has become a prominent theme in music education literature in recent times. Many writers have called for a new emphasis on informal knowledge and pedagogy as the way forward for music education. The position taken in this paper is that a central issue for music education is the accommodation of a tension between types of…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music Education, Rock Music, 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
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Cain, Tim – British Journal of Music Education, 2007
This article explores the theoretical concepts of "apprenticeship" and "reflection" in Initial Teacher Education music mentoring. It presents two case studies of Secondary music mentoring and relates these to the theoretical concepts. The article argues that a more integrated view of music mentoring might be provided with…
Descriptors: Mentors, Trainees, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Hancock, Adrian; Hoskyns, Janet – British Journal of Music Education, 2007
During 2003/4 a team from the University of Central England in Birmingham (now UCE Birmingham) undertook an evaluation of student perceptions of their music courses as part of the Birmingham and Solihull Learning and Skills Council review of music in the area. As well as identifying the wide range of courses available in the locality and students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Music Education, Curriculum Evaluation
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Berkley, Rebecca – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
This article reports on a school-based research project into teaching composing at GCSE, setting this alongside a review of the literature. It suggests that research into cognition in composing in school students and teaching composing within a school context may be synthesised by understanding composing as problem solving. Composing is described…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Musical Composition, Music Education, Research Projects