Student voices

Temmerman, Nita (2004) Student voices. In: Artistic Practice as Research: 25th Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Research in Music Education, 27-30 Sep 2003, Brisbane, Australia.

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This paper is premised on two broad interrelated assumptions. First, that the student voice is worth
listening to; and second, that students’ perceptions about what they learn in classroom music sessions are valuable sources of information for teachers in the development and evaluation of both musical programs and musical learning.
Three groups of primary aged students aged between seven and nine, were asked to share by way of personal writings, their perceptions about what they learnt in their classroom music program. The purpose was twofold, namely: (1) to determine the extent to which students described their learning in musical and non-musical ways; and (2) to gauge the match between student perceptions about what learning took place and teacher expectations. This paper focuses on the former.
It was found that students invariably describe their musical learning in terms of activities they engaged in
each week, rather than in terms of the musical concepts being covered; and written reflections consistently
integrated musical and non-musical learning.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: music education; musical learning; music curriculum
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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