Musical Development and Learning

Musical Development and Learning

How do national cultures and education systems affect children's musical learning?Combining information, analysis and evaluation from fifteen countries, Musical Development and Learning answers these questions.

Author: David J. Hargreaves

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847143624

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 184

How do children learn--or learn about--music? How do national cultures and education systems affect children's musical learning?Combining information, analysis and evaluation from fifteen countries, Musical Development and Learning answers these questions. This unique survey, written by an international team of experts, not only provides a global perspective on musical education and development but also a comparative framework designed to enable teachers, parents and researchers to learn from practice and policy in other countries.
Categories: Education

The Psychology of Musical Development

The Psychology of Musical Development

A comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the psychology of musical development in children and adults, from theory to research and applications.

Author: David Hargreaves

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107052963

Category: Music

Page: 366

View: 382

The Psychology of Musical Development provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the latest theory, empirical research and applications in the study of musical development, an important and emerging field of music psychology. After considering how people now engage with music in the digital world, and reviewing current advances in developmental and music psychology, Hargreaves and Lamont compare ten major theoretical approaches in this field - including cognitive stage models and neuroscientific, ecological and social cognitive approaches - and assess how successfully each of these deals with five critical theoretical issues. Individual chapters deal next with cognition, perception and learning; social development; environmental influences on ability, achievement and motivation; identity, personality and lifestyle; affect and emotion; and well-being and health. With an emphasis on practical applications throughout, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of music psychology, developmental psychology, music education and music therapy.
Categories: Music

The Developmental Psychology of Music

The Developmental Psychology of Music

This book sets out the psychological basis of musical development in children and adults.

Author: David J. Hargreaves

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521314151

Category: Music

Page: 260

View: 608

This book sets out the psychological basis of musical development in children and adults. The study has two major objectives: to review the research findings, theories and methodologies relevant to the developmental study of music; and to offer a framework within which these can be organised so as to pave the way for future research. It describes the relationship between thinking and music, and discusses the relationship between thinking and music in pre-schoolers and schoolchildren in areas such as singing, aesthetic appreciation, rhythmic and melodic development, and the acquisition of harmony and tonality. The book describes the development of musical taste, and discusses the questions of musical creativity, and of the social psychology of musical taste and fashion. As a comprehensive study of the links between developmental psychology and music education, Hargreaves' work demonstrates the practical and theoretical importance of psychological research on the process underlying children's musical perception, cognition and performance.
Categories: Music

Learning from Young Children

Learning from Young Children

With research designs ranging from statistical, mixed methods, survey, content analysis, and case study, to philosophical inquiry, this book will practitioners base their practice in research and offers a wide range of information for ...

Author: Suzanne L. Burton

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607093220

Category: Education

Page: 289

View: 493

"Published in partnership with MENC: The National Association for Music Education."
Categories: Education

The Child as Musician

The Child as Musician

The new edition of The Child as Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development celebrates the richness and diversity of the many different ways in which children can engage in and interact with music.

Author: Gary E. McPherson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191061882

Category: Psychology

Page: 700

View: 751

The new edition of The Child as Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development celebrates the richness and diversity of the many different ways in which children can engage in and interact with music. It presents theory - both cutting edge and classic - in an accessible way for readers by surveying research concerned with the development and acquisition of musical skills. The focus is on musical development from conception to late adolescences, although the bulk of the coverage concentrates on the period when children are able to begin formal music instruction (from around age 3) until the final year of formal schooling (around age 18). There are many conceptions of how musical development might take place, just as there are for other disciplines and areas of human potential. Consequently, the publication highlights the diversity in current literature dealing with how we think about and conceptualise children's musical development. Each of the authors has searched for a better and more effective way to explain in their own words and according to their own perspective, the remarkable ways in which children engage with music. In the field of educational psychology there are a number of publications that survey the issues surrounding child and adolescent development. Some of the more innovative present research and theories, and their educational implications, in a style that stresses the fundamental interplay among the biological, environmental, social and cultural influences at each stage of a child's development. Until now, no similar overview has existed for child and adolescent development in the field of music. The Child as Musician addresses this imbalance, and is essential for those in the fields of child development, music education, and music cognition.
Categories: Psychology

Music Learning and Teaching in Infancy Childhood and Adolescence

Music Learning and Teaching in Infancy  Childhood  and Adolescence

Music Learning and Teaching in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence is one of five paperback books derived from the foundational two-volume Oxford Handbook of Music Education.

Author: Gary McPherson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190674618

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 676

Music Learning and Teaching in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence is one of five paperback books derived from the foundational two-volume Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Designed for music teachers, students, and scholars of music education, as well as educational administrators and policy makers, the second book in this set explores a broad array of key issues, concepts, and debates related to music learning and teaching in three phases of a child's development. The first section provides an expanded view of infancy and early childhood, embracing a key theme that most young children's early music-making is improvised and used to communicate with others and the self. These chapters demonstrate the importance of "motherese" or "parentese" to young children's overall development, the extraordinary diversity and richness of children's early musical engagement, and how this can be viewed as a resource for further learning. The second section is devoted to the learning and teaching of music during the middle years of childhood, when music is often a mandated part of the school curriculum. While recognizing the enormous cultural and national differences, chapters in this section give an overview of many varied and innovative forms of musical learning and teaching globally. The authors address issues related to the types of teachers who provide music instructions to children internationally, how they were educated and trained, and how various nations organize their curriculum in ways that provide children with access and opportunities to engage with music in the classroom. The third section focuses on the musical experiences and development of adolescents aged 12 to 18. These chapters explore the role of music in the lives of young people-including how they use and relate to music, how music educators can best meet students' needs, and the types of musical engagement that can either empower or disempower students through involvement in school music. Contributors Mayumi Adachi, Randall Everett Allsup, Janet R. Barrett, Margaret S. Barrett, Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Lily Chen-Hafteck, Richard Colwell, Sharon G. Davis, George M. DeGraffenreid, Steven C. Dillon, Magne I. Espeland, Martin Fautley, Eve Harwood, Lee Higgins, Beatriz Ilari, Neryl Jeanneret, Chee-Hoo Lum, Stephen Malloch, Esther Mang, Kathryn Marsh, Gary E. McPherson, Oscar Odena, Chris Philpott, S. Alex Ruthmann, Eric Shieh, Gary Spruce, Johannella Tafuri, Sandra E. Trehub, Colwyn Trevarthen, Kari K. Veblen, Graham F. Welch, Heidi Westerlund, Jackie Wiggins, Ruth Wright, Susan Young
Categories: Music

Developing the Musician

Developing the Musician

This book takes a fresh look at 'the musician' and what constitutes 'development' within the fields of music psychology and music education.

Author: Dr Mary Stakelum

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472403940

Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 772

This book takes a fresh look at 'the musician' and what constitutes 'development' within the fields of music psychology and music education. In doing so, it explores the relationship between formative experiences and the development of the musician in a range of music education settings. It includes the perspectives of classroom teachers, popular musicians, classical musicians and educators in higher education.
Categories: Music

Music for Early Learning

Music for Early Learning

Packed with activities, songs and musical games, this book includes: Recognising musical development in young children and the benefits of music-making in the early years Advice on inclusive practice Guidance on using musical instruments ...

Author: Linda Bance

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415679190

Category: Children's songs

Page: 99

View: 320

Is my singing good enough? What should I do with instruments? How can I create a rich and exciting musical environment which will allow for both child and adult led musical activity? Singing, dancing and music-making comes naturally to young children, but we as adults often lack confidence in our musical ability. This easily accessible book will help you to realise that everyone can be a creative music-maker with young children. It aims to inspire you to take young children’s enthusiasm for music and create a musically rich environment that supports all areas of learning and development and at the same time celebrate music for music’s sake. Packed with activities, songs and musical games, this book includes: Recognising musical development in young children and the benefits of music-making in the early years Advice on inclusive practice Guidance on using musical instruments Ways to develop your own musicality Help with planning and assessment Chapters linking musical activities to each area of learning and development How to create a balance between adult-led and child-initiated activities Music for Early Learningalso includes a CD containing 23 songs and listening activitieslinked to each area of development which can be used as a standalone resource or alongside the music manuscript and Guitar and Ukulele tabs provided, as well as lyrics to each of the songs. This practical text will help you to realise the wonderful opportunities that music can offer young children and is an ideal resource for Early Years Practitioners, Early Years consultants and trainnee teachers, as well as those on Nursery Nursing and Childcare courses at Further and Higher education levels.
Categories: Children's songs

Music and Child Development

Music and Child Development

I acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to my coeditors: my wife Irene, and my friend and colleague Tom Draper. They have worked with diligence and insight to bring this work to completion.

Author: J.Craig Peery

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461387000

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 840

I acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to my coeditors: my wife Irene, and my friend and colleague Tom Draper. They have worked with diligence and insight to bring this work to completion. They have delegated the task of writing the Preface to me. As the scientific study of human development matures it is not only natural, but it is necessary to reach beyond understanding the ways humans develop capacities, to study the ways emerging capacities fit into the larger sphere of human undertakings. Music is one of the most significant of those endeavors. As I attend the several piano competitions that are on my agenda each year, and see children seated at the keyboard drawing forth the magnificent sounds of Bach, Chopin, and Ravel, I am always a little awed. Surely, it seems to me, the piano* is among the best of man's creations; the creative energies of great composers are among mankind's greatest expressions; and encouraging children to associate themselves seriously with both instrument and composer can be one of the great blessings to their young lives and, by association, to the larger society. Music touches the entire range of our lifespan on a daily basis. Involving chil dren with music and music training has high market, and common sense, validity. Parents understand intuitively that children will benefit, and their lives will be enriched, if they are influenced by music and music training.
Categories: Education

Music Mind and Education

Music  Mind  and Education

Keith Swanwick explores the psychological and sociological dimensions of musical experience and the implications of these for children's development and music education in schools and colleges.

Author: Keith Swanwick

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415014794

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 842

Keith Swanwick explores the psychological and sociological dimensions of musical experience and the implications of these for children's development and music education in schools and colleges. Music is seen, with the other arts, as contributing to the growth of mind, with deep psychological roots in play. Swanwick examines the ways in which children make their own music, and confirms that there is an observable sequence of development. His insights into musical experience help to draw together and interpret fragmented psychological work that has been done in the field and make it possible to plan music education in schools, colleges and studios in a more purposeful way. His analysis of the nature of musical experience and music education has consequences both for curriculum development and the assessment of students' work, with special reference given to the National Curriculum and GCSE.
Categories: Education

Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School

Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School

This volume is an essential resource for school psychologists and other school-based mental health professionals.

Author: Chris Philpott

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415158336

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 632

Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary Schoolis intended to support student-teachers, newly qualified teachers and more experienced music teachers in their professional development. Topics covered include: the place of music in the curriculum the nature of musical learning planning, managing and assessing musical learning school examinations and music music outside of the curriculum. One of the main premises of the book is that music needs to be taught 'musically', with specific reference to both the nature of music itself and its metaphorical significance. It is important that music itself guides what goes on in the music classroom if we are to motivate our pupils and help them to fulfil their potential as musicians. This book will help student-teachers to develop their subject knowledge, teaching skills, understanding of the wider issues and their ability to reflect on classroom practice.
Categories: Education

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning Volume 1 Strategies

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning  Volume 1  Strategies

The MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning, Volume 1: Strategies brings together the best and most current research on methods for music learning, focusing squarely on the professions empirical and conceptual knowledge of how students ...

Author: Richard Colwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199813582

Category: Reference

Page: 338

View: 626

The MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning, Volume 1: Strategies brings together the best and most current research on methods for music learning, focusing squarely on the professions empirical and conceptual knowledge of how students gain competence in music at various ages and in different contexts. The collection of chapters, written by the foremost figures active in the field, takes a broad theoretical perspective on current, critical areas of research, including music development, music listening and reading, motivation and self-regulated learning in music, music perception, and movement. The books companion volume, Applications, builds an extensive and solid position of practice upon the frameworks and research presented here. Throughout both volumes in this essential set, focus is placed on the musical knowledge and musical skills needed to perform, create, understand, reflect on, enjoy, value, and respond to music. A key point of emphasis rests on the relationship between music learning and finding meaning in music, and as music technology plays an increasingly important role in learning today, chapters move beyond exclusively formal classroom instruction into other forms of systematic learning and informal instruction. Either individually or paired with its companion Volume 2: Applications, this indispensable overview of this growing area of inquiry will appeal to students and scholars in Music Education, as well as front-line music educators in the classroom.
Categories: Reference

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education

In these volumes, an international list of contributors update and redefine the discipline through fresh and innovative principles and approaches to music learning and teaching.

Author: Gary E. McPherson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199730810

Category: Education

Page: 880

View: 148

The two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Music Education offer a comprehensive overview of the many facets of musical experience, behavior and development in relation to the diverse variety of educational contexts in which they occur. In these volumes, an international list of contributors update and redefine the discipline through fresh and innovative principles and approaches to music learning and teaching.
Categories: Education

Critical New Perspectives in Early Childhood Music

Critical New Perspectives in Early Childhood Music

Exploring and expanding upon current understandings of early childhood music education, this book provides a much-needed response to the rapid social, cultural and technological developments affecting children’s experience of music today.

Author: Susan Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315294551

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 323

Exploring and expanding upon current understandings of early childhood music education, this book provides a much-needed response to the rapid social, cultural and technological developments affecting children’s experience of music today. Critical New Perspectives in Early Childhood Music returns to the core question of how children engage, participate and learn through music, and how we are to best harness musical resources to their benefit. Chapters move beyond conservative or traditional models of practice and draw upon new and emerging insights from the fields of childhood studies, neuroscience, psychology and sociology. In-depth analysis of research and real examples from practice illustrate the strengths and possible shortcomings of each approach and acknowledge the diverse impacts of digitisation, increased child autonomy, intensive parenting practices, and cultural and economic diversity on the child’s experience of music. An invaluable theoretical overview of current thinking in relation to contemporary musical childhoods, this book will support and challenge students and early childhood music educators as they rethink practice for the present day.
Categories: Education

Music Learning As Youth Development

Music Learning As Youth Development

Following an introductory essay that provides new perspectives on pursuing lifelong musical development, the volume is features two primary sections.

Author: Brian Lloyd Kaufman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429436955

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 399

Music Learning as Youth Development explores how music education programs can contribute to young people's social, emotional, cognitive, and artistic capacities in the context of life-long musical development. International scholars argue that MLYD programs should focus in particular on the curiosity, energy and views of young people affecting the teachers, musicians, pedagogy, programs, and music with which young people interact. From fields of progressive music education, authors share their perspectives on approaches that can lead to new ways of enabling youth learners as they transition to adulthood. A vast range of possible outcomes arising from in-school, afterschool, and community-based music programs are examined in order to highlight the aspects of youth development that music learning is particularly well-suited to support. Following an introductory essay that provides new perspectives on pursuing lifelong musical development, the volume is features two primary sections. The first focuses on case studies exploring several programs through the lens of the transitional stages of music learning as youth development, helping the reader understand key concepts and explore challenges for creating music learning as youth development programs. The second section addresses the broad implications and policy issues of programs described, including discussing why music learning should be conceived of as critical to formative stages of youth development that can lead to a productive and fulfilling life. The conclusion synthesizes the range of perspectives provided by eight contributors and offers implications for life-long human development through music in the 21st century.
Categories: Education

Music in Our Lives

Music in Our Lives

Accessibly written by three leading researchers in the fields of music education and music psychology, this book makes a powerful contribution to understanding the dynamic and vital context of music in our lives.

Author: Gary E. McPherson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191625800

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 137

Why do some children take up music, while others dont? Why do some excel, whilst others give up? Why do some children favour classical music, whilst others prefer rock? These are questions that have puzzled music educators, psychologists, and musicologists for many years. Yet, they are incredibly difficult and complex questions to answer. 'Music in our lives' takes an innovative approach to trying to answer these questions. It is drawn from a research project that spanned fourteen years, and closely followed the lives of over 150 children learning music - from their seventh to their twenty second birthdays. This detailed longitudinal approach helped the authors probe a number of important issues. For example, how do you define musical skill and ability? Is it true, as many assume, that continuous engagement in performance is the sole way in which those skills can be developed? What are the consequences of trends and behaviours observed amongst the general public, and their listening consumption. After presenting an overview and detailed case study explorations of musical lives, the book provides frameworks and theory for further investigation and discussion. It tries to present an holistic interpretation of these studies, and looks at their implications for musical development and education. Accessibly written by three leading researchers in the fields of music education and music psychology, this book makes a powerful contribution to understanding the dynamic and vital context of music in our lives.
Categories: Psychology

Discovering the Musical Mind

Discovering the Musical Mind

'Discovering the musical mind' draws together these classic studies, and offers the chance to revisit and reconsider some of the conclusions she drew at the time.

Author: Jeanne Bamberger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199589838

Category: Education

Page: 361

View: 548

Following her distinguished earlier career as a concert pianist and later as a music theorist, Jeanne Bamberger conducted countless case studies analysing musical development and creativity within the classroom environment. 'Discovering the musical mind' draws together these classic studies, and offers the chance to revisit and reconsider some of the conclusions she drew at the time.
Categories: Education

Music in Early Childhood Multi disciplinary Perspectives and Inter disciplinary Exchanges

Music in Early Childhood  Multi disciplinary Perspectives and Inter disciplinary Exchanges

This book examines four main areas of music in early childhood: the traditions of music for young children, their capacities for music, the way they make music with others, and constructed and mediated musical childhoods.

Author: Susan Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030177911

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 291

This book examines four main areas of music in early childhood: the traditions of music for young children, their capacities for music, the way they make music with others, and constructed and mediated musical childhoods. It studies several themes in detail, including music making in the home and family life, various musical experiences in schools, day cares, and the community at large in several locations around the globe. It looks at technology and diverse musical repertoires, as well as innovative pedagogies, children’s agency, and brain research. Expanding on the knowledge bases on which early childhood music education typically draws, the book brings together contributions from a range of authors from diverse fields such as education, psychology, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, ethnomusicology, and the neurosciences. The end result is a volume that offers a broad and contemporary picture of music in early childhood.
Categories: Education

Society and Musical Development

Society and Musical Development

It is the quintessence of music learning theory. The theory was conceived to ameliorate elements of the above described plight. Based on years of empirical, observational, and experimental research of the five vocabularies we have ...

Author: Edwin Gordon

Publisher: GIA Publications

ISBN: 1579998038

Category: Music

Page: 151

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Categories: Music

The Origins and Foundations of Music Education

The Origins and Foundations of Music Education

comparative music education is a necessity, dealing as it should with issues of internationalization and globalization. ... A Cross-Cultural Guide to Music Teaching and Learning (1991) and Hargreaves and North's Musical Development and ...

Author: Gordon Cox

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847062079

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 820

Explores the origins and foundations of music education across five continents.
Categories: Education