Blended learning and music education

Smith, Richard Harrison (2016) Blended learning and music education. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Blended learning and music education
Synopsis:

Sight-reading has been recognized as an integral part of musical competence and an important aspect of musicians’ performance ability and holds the promise of enhanced career prospects. However, sight-reading is not an ability that all musicians possess. In music education, the ways of improving students’ engagement with their sight-reading class objectives are often discussed. In this study, a Blended Learning instructional model delivered via social media was used to increase student’s engagement and self-directed practice in a sight-reading class for guitarists. The study presents the instructional model, details the design of the web-based elements and their integration with the practical in-class activity, and summarizes an evaluation study performed with two classes. Significantly improved results from pre- and post-testing indicate that this blending approach was successful in meeting the learning outcomes of the course. Surveys indicated that the subjects had a positive experience of the course. Areas for further study were defined.

Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Arts Pedagogy and Practice
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 08:41
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 08:41
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/366

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