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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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Daubney, Alison; Fautley, Martin – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
This article, written at the time it was taking place, discusses the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on music education in schools, focusing on the UK. It discusses how schools and teachers have had to make a sudden shift to a largely on-line modality, and the effects of these on teaching and learning in music. It asks questions of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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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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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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McPhail, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
The catalyst for this paper is the ongoing debate concerning formal and informal approaches to pedagogy within the music education literature. I utilise a chapter by Philpott (2010) as a means to continue discussion about the apparent dialectic between formal and informal approaches to music learning and the case Philpott raises for radical change…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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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
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Forari, Antonia – British Journal of Music Education, 2007
This article looks at the way music education policy is realised in three curriculum contexts: the formation of the official music curriculum, its implementation by music teachers and its reception by students. Working from within the field of education policy studies, I have collected data on music education in Cyprus in order to explore what…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Music Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Barratt, Elisabeth; Moore, Hilary – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article presents the results of research into methods and scorings for jazz assessment in Trinity College of Music, London, focusing on the possibility of introducing group assessment. It considers the advantages of group assessment methods, contrasting these with the more traditional approach, firmly established in conservatoires, of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, College Students, Musicians
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Cain, Tim – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
In this short article I present a case for developing a new theory of music education, arguing that advances in music technology have undermined some of the most basic conceptual frameworks we currently possess. I describe some problems that might make the development of a new theory difficult and suggest some ways in which they might be overcome.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum Development, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology