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Ocaña-Fernández, Almudena; Reyes-López, M. Luisa – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
In the present case study, we used observation and interviews to investigate the musical experience of a group of children of 3-4 years old. We look into the uniqueness of music in the child's environment which belongs to the media, family and school contexts. The present study allows us to understand some implications of musical experiences for…
Descriptors: Young Children, Music Activities, Experience, Environmental Influences
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Oakland, Jane; MacDonald, Raymond; Flowers, Paul – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
This study presents a qualitative investigation into the effects of enforced occupational change on a professional musical identity. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) is used to explore the meaning of redundancy for six professional opera choristers. The paper highlights aspects of career disruption that are unique to singers who make…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Career Change
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Partti, Heidi; Westerlund, Heidi – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
This qualitative instrumental case study examines collaborative composing in the "operabyyou.com" online music community from the perspective of learning by utilising the concept of a "community of practice" as a heuristic frame. The article suggests that although informal music practices offer important opportunities for…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Composition, Case Studies
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Mellor, Liz – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The aim of this paper is to explore perceptions of singing as a group process deriving from two research studies: (i) Study 1: CETL (Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning): C4C (Collaboration for Creativity) Research Project called Singing, Health and Well-being and (ii) Study 2: iSING. The studies consider singing in relation to health…
Descriptors: Health, Well Being, Singing, Psychotherapy
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Johansson, Karin – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
This paper describes a longitudinal, collaborative case study, made in the framework of the project Students' Ownership of Learning (SOL) during one academic year with one vocal teacher and two female students. The aim of the study was to relate the interaction between the teacher's and the students' intentions and expectations to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Silverman, Marissa – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this critical ethnography was to investigate how music educators can approach the development of students' music listening abilities democratically in order to deepen students' musical understandings and, by teaching through music, create pathways for student-teacher transactions that are inclusive, educative, ethical and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Music, Listening, Music Teachers
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Andrews, Kathryn – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
This practitioner-based research, undertaken by the author in her own teaching context with herself as participant, explores how autonomous learning skills and motivation can be fostered in primary-aged instrumentalists. A primary school extra-curricular recorder group was observed participating in two stages of lessons: the first,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Extracurricular Activities, Musicians, Student Motivation
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Harrison, Scott D.; Lebler, Don; Carey, Gemma; Hitchcock, Matt; O'Bryan, Jessica – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Participation in an ensemble is a significant aspect of tertiary music experience. Learning and assessment practices within ensembles have rarely been investigated in Australia and the perceptions of staff and students as to how they learn and are assessed within ensembles remain largely unexplored. This paper reports on part of a larger project…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Education, College Students, Case Studies
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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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Esteve-Faubel, Jose-Maria; Stephens, Jonathan; Molina Valero, Miguel Angel – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate whether or not the allocation of time proposed in the Music Study Guide, adapted from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) guidelines, is consistent and adequate for students with minimal musical knowledge. The report takes into account the importance of students' previous knowledge and the…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Music Education, Student Experience
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Garvis, Susanne – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
In 2008, 201 beginning generalist teachers throughout Queensland, Australia, responded to a questionnaire intended to create a snapshot of current self-efficacy beliefs towards teaching music. Beginning teachers were asked to rank their perceived level of teacher self-efficacy for music, English and maths. Results were analysed through a series of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Self Efficacy, Music Education, Mathematics Education
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McEwan, Rob – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Despite strong philosophical arguments supporting the inclusion of music in all students' education, declining student participation rates in school music activities during the middle years of schooling remain an ongoing issue for music education researchers. This paper presents the findings of a case study examining the motivational factors…
Descriptors: Music Education, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Student Participation
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Garnett, James – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The distinction between learning to perform on an instrument or voice and learning music in a wider sense is one that is made in many countries, and is especially pertinent in England in the context of recent policy developments. This article argues that, whilst this distinction has come to represent curricula based on the opposing paradigms of…
Descriptors: Criticism, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning)
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Carlisle, Katie – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Conceiving the construct "social-emotional learning climate" as an embodiment of Illeris' contemporary learning theory, this paper serves dual purposes. First, it examines recent music education literature, which identifies issues of competence and institutionalised pedagogic practice in secondary school music settings that result in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Daniel, Ryan; Bowden, Julia – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
While many piano students successfully progress beyond beginner status to reach what is commonly referred to as the intermediate stage, there is minimal research specific to this area of practice. This is despite the fact that there is a high drop-out rate at this stage. This research study therefore set out to develop an in-depth understanding of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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