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McFerran, Katrina Skewes; Crooke, Alexander Hew Dale; Bolger, Lucy – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
Music and arts programs have increasingly been utilized to promote school engagement. Despite the fact that school engagement and music programs can be understood in myriad ways, little attention has been paid to potential distinctions between the types of music programs that underpin engagement. This article describes an investigation of how and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Ehrlin, Anna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Music activities can have a positive impact on pupils' schooling. It is therefore interesting to obtain more knowledge about pupils' perceptions of different kinds of music activities in school and how these activities affect their schooling. The study was conducted in Sweden at a municipal elementary school where pupils are offered choral lessons…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Singing, Student Attitudes
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Gershon, Walter S.; Oded, Ben-Horin – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2014
Drawing from their respective work at the intersection of music and science, the coauthors argue that engaging in processes of making music can help students more deeply engage in the kinds of creativity associated with inquiry based science education (IBSE) and scientists better convey their ideas to others. Of equal importance, the processes of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Creativity, Science Education
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Pitts, Stephanie – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2005
This article considers the effectiveness and implications of the "Powerplus" composing project, in which teenage students were asked to write for a chamber ensemble in preparation for a public concert of their work. The perspectives of all participants are considered, with a view to understanding i) the developing identities of young…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Education, Music Activities, Musical Composition