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Music use in the classroom : comparing effects on students

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dc.contributor.advisor Townsend, David
dc.contributor.author Bennington, Robert W
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-29T15:01:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-29T15:01:39Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1050
dc.description ix, 68 leaves ; 29 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract Recent research on the brain has shown that music can affect the behaviour of students in schools. This study examines the effects of recorded music on classroom climate in a variety ofK-12 classrooms. This multiple case study focuses on five classrooms in southern Alberta. Teachers recorded observations in a journal format regarding classroom climate at the beginning of classes each morning for three weeks. During the first week no music was played. During the second two weeks, a selected recording of popular songs with positive lyrical messages was played each day. Teachers kept a daily journal, and were interviewed at the conclusion of the observation period. The observations of the teachers were compared with respect to the different divisions of students. It was found that students at all levels were happier, more co-operative, and better behaved after listening to the music before class. The music seemed to have a more dramatic affect on progressively younger students. Some of the teachers reported being in a more positive state as they began their day with music. Recommendations for possible uses of music to enhance classroom management, transitions, and learning, and for further study are cited. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2004 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Music, Influence of en
dc.subject Music -- Pschological aspects en
dc.subject Music in education en
dc.subject Learning strategies en
dc.subject Students -- Effect of music on en
dc.title Music use in the classroom : comparing effects on students en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en


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