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Carroll, Christine Leanne – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
This article explores the perceived disconnect between informal and formal musical knowledge, through a focused case study which aligned students' informal knowledge with aspects of the formal curriculum. The upper high school or senior secondary student participants had a background in the creation and performance of popular and contemporary…
Descriptors: Correlation, Prior Learning, Music Education, Course Descriptions
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Kalenska-Rodzaj, Julia – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to investigate the structure and complexity of emotional states experienced by young musicians before entering the stage and to explain the influence of emotional beliefs on their pre-performance emotions. Emotions were elicited with a guided imagery induction, where 222 students aged 9- to 12-years-old recalled their most…
Descriptors: Musicians, Emotional Response, Performance, Music Activities
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Gage, Nathan; Low, Bronwen; Reyes, Francisco Luis – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
In partnership with academics from McGill University and community arts partners, a high school in Montreal faced with significant challenges became an "urban arts school," offering music and visual art programs centered in youth culture, as well as integrating arts into several academic subjects. The initiative was inspired by the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Music Education, Curriculum Development
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Siljamäki, Eeva; Kanellopoulos, Panagiotis A. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
This systematic literature review aims to identify and critically examine the prevailing general trends of music education research that addresses issues of improvisation from 1985 to 2015. The study examined the main features of studies with impact that focus on musical improvisation and have been published in peer-reviewed music education…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Creative Activities, Teaching Methods, Definitions
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Kastner, Julie Derges – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this narrative case study was to describe the developing teacher identity of Nicole Downing, a first-year teacher in the US, in her use of both formal and informal learning processes. As music education continues embracing approaches like informal music learning, it should also reflect on the voices of teachers in the field. Data…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Professional Identity, Beginning Teachers
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Huovinen, Erkki; Rautanen, Heli – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
In order to promote children's collaborative musical creativity in new digital environments, we need a better understanding not only of the sound production capabilities provided by the new digital tools, but also of the interaction affordances involved. This study focuses on the interactional patterns emerging in children's musical creativity,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Ng, Hoon Hong – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
Informal pedagogy is closely associated with popular music practices, its methods known to engage students in authentic music learning that develops critical and independent thinking skills, social skills, creativity and self-identity, among others. However, formal and non-formal pedagogies also have relevant roles to play in popular music…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Popular Culture, Music Education
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Shouldice, Heather Nelson – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this case study was to explore one elementary music teacher's beliefs about the nature of musical ability and the ways in which these beliefs relate to actions and lived experiences in the classroom. Data included extensive classroom observations documented through fieldnotes and video footage, semi-structured interviews, teacher…
Descriptors: Talent, Classroom Environment, Beliefs, Lifelong Learning
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Kastner, Julie Derges; Reese, Jill; Pellegrino, Kristen; Russell, Heather A. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
In transitioning from the K-12 classroom to higher education, teacher educators often experience tensions and challenges, which may be due to a misalignment between their situational and substantial selves. While many researchers have explored identity transitions of teacher educators, more research is needed to understand this experience with…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Professional Identity
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Powell, Sean Robert – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Using multiple interviews and observations, I chronicled the experiences of three novice music teachers in the United States over a 2-year period, including their student teaching internships and first years of in-service teaching. I analyzed these experiences through the lens of "strong structuration" theory, Stones's (2005) extension…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Garrett, Bethan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The motivation of teachers represents an emergent area of research within psychology, where the complex and fluid nature of practitioner engagement is increasingly recognised. Underpinned by psycho-social theories, this article explores the potential of socially-situated structures and processes to develop and maintain generalist teachers'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation
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Hill, Stuart Chapman – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
This study aimed to understand the nature of feedback that students and teacher exchanged in a workshop-based collegiate songwriting course. Two research questions guided the study: (1) What kinds of feedback do students and teacher give as they respond to each other's work? and (2) What factors contribute to the culture of feedback in this class?…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Feedback (Response), Singing
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Lorenzo de Reizábal, Margarita; Benito Gómez, Manuel – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Self-observation has proven to be a powerful medium for personal and professional growth and development. This research makes use of self-observation through video to determine the latent structure that underlies the gestures to be learned and mastered by orchestra conducting students. Exploratory Factorial Analysis (EFA) techniques have been…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Nonverbal Communication
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Abramo, Joseph Michael; Campbell, Mark Robin – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
In this study, we examine and provide a framework for "educative mentoring" by investigating five cooperating music teachers' experiences and strategies of serving as mentors to student teachers. Data collection included a survey, focus groups, and individual interviews. The themes that arose suggest that cooperating teachers use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mentors, Teacher Education Programs, Cooperating Teachers
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Edwards, Andrew S.; Edwards, Kinsey E.; Wesolowski, Brian C. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable rubric to be used for the evaluation of large ensemble wind band performances. The guiding questions for this study were: (a) what are the psychometric qualities (i.e., reliability and validity) of the scale developed to assess wind band ensemble performance at the high school level?…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Performance Based Assessment, Psychometrics, Musicians
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