|Carl Orff: Musical humanist
||Beyond the obvious knowledge and skills imparted, education respects and enables students in ways that training does not. Composer Carl Orff articulated a central theme of his approach to education also known as Orff-Schulwerk, or schooling in music ...
|Creating meaningful music listening experiences with active music making
||Of all musical activities, music listening is the
most ubiquitous and essential to all other
musical endeavors. In practice, however,
music listening is often over-looked as a
passive and prescribed activity. This article
has a three-fold purpos...
|The effect of critical thinking instruction on verbal descriptions of music
||The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of critical thinking instruction on
music listening skills of fifth-grade students as measured by written responses to music
listening. The researcher compared instruction that included opportun...
|Exploring views from university faculty and cooperating teachers on general music teacher preparation
||The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine perspectives of experienced university
faculty and cooperating teachers in general music education. The co-authors’ four guiding
research questions were: (a) What are the ideal components of pr...
|Fifth-grade instrumentalists' descriptions of music
||The purpose of this study was to investigate how elementary-aged students with instrumental experience listen to unfamiliar music. My two research questions were: how do elementary
instrumentalists categorize unfamiliar music? and, how much attentio...
|Listening and thinking: A pilot study
||The two purposes of this pilot study were: to classify fifth-grade students’ verbal responses as
either Musical Term or Affective/Associative, and to determine if there was a significant difference
between subjects’ verbal responses in written and ...
|Music listening and critical thinking: Teaching using a constructivist paradigm
||Music, a universal human endeavor, offers a unique perspective on studying the humanities. Studying music combines the intellectual and emotional meaning listeners make from music, engaging them in aesthetically
focused-activities. In this article, ...
|Shape note singing: An American tradition with Kodaly applications
||The article discusses the history and development of shape note singing in the U.S. Shape-note singing is recognized as one of the original style of American music. Shape-note singing derives its name from the use of shaped note-heads during 18th-19t...
|Special challenges of assessing undergraduate research in the arts and humanities
||Departments in the arts and humanities are often inhospitable environments for assessment of learning outcomes. For one thing, student learning in these disciplines is not easily quantified. Also, department chairs and faculty members, having survive...
|Thinking critically about assessing online learning
||Despite the proliferation of technology designed to increase efficiency and connectivity, students’ understanding
and comprehension of course content often lags behind the latest advances in e-learning. Critical thinking in the form of
|Where wild flowers grow: a Costa Rican adventure
||Costa Rica does not have a strong tradition for music education other than the teaching of classical music performance. In order to promote music education, Dr. Daniel C. Johnson, an associate professor of music education at the University of North ...