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Raising musical self esteem in the primary classroom: an exploratory study of young children's listening skills

Kellett, Mary (2000). Raising musical self esteem in the primary classroom: an exploratory study of young children's listening skills. British Journal of Music Education, 17(2) pp. 157–181.

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Abstract

This study explores ways to develop focused musical listening skills with six- to eight-year-olds. Groups of children listened to short musical extracts and decided upon a best-fit match from a selection of patterns, colours and textures. At all times their ‘expert’ status was emphasised to keep self-esteem as high as possible and maximise response levels. In requiring children to make an ‘expert judgement’ it was hoped that concentrated listening could be better sustained and actively fostered. Results suggest that listening skills were developed, musical self-esteem enhanced and verbal responses scaffolded. The greatest measurable progress was made by the less able musicians and those with low self-esteem.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2000 Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1469-2104
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 25782
Depositing User: Mary Kellett
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2011 14:31
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2011 14:31
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/25782
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