MasterClass in Music Education Transforming Teaching and Learning

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-04-04
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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MasterClass in Music Education provides vivid, topical, reflective and above all 'real' accounts from existing teacher research in the field, together with theoretical insights and a guided view of the relevant existing literature.Students embarking upon research will gain a many-faceted understanding of the possibilities open to them within action research - exploring their own practice - and also from other ways of examining the interesting and challenging issues confronting music education. At the same time, they will be able to develop insight into the intricacies of research methodology - how to go about doing research - by exploring the real life case study accounts written by their peers. These in turn are supported by an overarching framework provided by the editors, John Finney and Felicity Laurence, who draw upon their own experiences as supervisors of Masters students in the field of music education to help inform and frame the debates and reflections which arise.

Author Biography

John Finney is Senior Lecturer in Music Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. Felicity Laurence is Lecturer in Music Education at Newcastle University, UK, where she is Director of the MA in Music and Education.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword, Sue Brindley (University of Cambridge, UK)AcknowledgementsNotes on ContributorsPrefacePrologue: Rethinking Assessment in Music, Di Brady (Essex, UK)Part I: Setting the Scene: Reflective Music Teaching1. Music Teachers as Researchers, John Finney (University of Cambridge, UK)2. Doing Research in Music Education, Felicity Laurence (Newcastle University, UK)Part II: Investigating Music Educational PracticeIntroduction, Felicity Laurence (Newcastle University, UK)3. Young Children's Inventive Singing: A Critical Reading, Isla Hughes (Newcastle University, UK)4. Singing for Learning: Questions of Methodology and Method, Hannah Craine (London, UK)5. Children's Enjoyment of Singing in a Primary School: Processes and Problems in Survey Methodology, Rachael Baskaran (Hampshire, UK)6. Being Researched, Becoming a Researcher: Ethical Dilemmas, Julia Partington (Newcastle-upon-Tyme, UK)7. Transforming an 'Unmusical' Primary Teacher into a Confident Musician: A Case of Personal Narrative Enquiry, Zoe Bremner (Newcastle-upon-Tyme, UK)8. GCSE Music - Why so Few? Looking Again at Others' Research, Zoë-Laura Bridel (Jersey, UK)Part III: Teacher and Pupils Exploring TogetherIntroduction, John Finney (University of Cambridge, UK)9. Understanding Children's Musical Engagement in the Primary School Through Collaborative Research, Elizabeth Kelly (Oxfordshire, UK)10. Developing Positive Attitudes Towards Singing in Year 7 Through Dialogue and Negotiation, Eleanor Man (London, UK)11. Pupil Consultation as Catalyst for Cross-Curricular Learning in Secondary Schools, Oliver Bond (Hertfordshire, UK)Part IV: Understanding Young People's Musical Lives In and Out of SchoolIntroduction, John Finney (University of Cambridge, UK)12. The Problems of School Music: Self-Efficacy and Musical Identities in Years 7, 8 and 9, Hannah Bibby (Essex, UK)13. An After School Rock School Investigated: Why Are They Here? Joanne Cheetham (Hertfordshire, UK)14. Tom Becoming a Composer: A Narrative Account of One Pupil's Creative Journey, Laura Scott (Suffolk, UK)15. Playstation Power: Removing Performance Barriers to Musical Composition, Alex Baxter (Hertfordshire, UK)16. Performing Samba, Finding 'Flow': Fostering Engagement in the Secondary Music Classroom, Katy Ambrose (London, UK)Part V: ReflectionsIntroduction, Felicity Laurence (Newcastle University, UK)17. Making Sense of the Music of the Stranger, Kathryn Jourdan (Edinburgh, UK)Epilogue: Changing Music Education, Ruth Wright (University of Western Ontario, Canada)A Guided Reading ListIndex

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