|Title: ||Facilitating musical composition as 'contract learning' in the classroom: the development and application of a teaching resource for primary school teachers in the UK|
|Citation: ||International Journal of Music Education, 2009, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 300-313|
|Publisher: ||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Issue Date: ||2009 |
|Additional Links: ||http://ijm.sagepub.com/|
|Abstract: ||Despite national initiatives in the UK such as Creative Partnerships, an organization formed in 2002 for exploring creative approaches to learning in the classroom, there is still a gap between aspiration and practice. This is especially evident in the teaching of musical composition in primary schools, partly because there seems to be a profound fear of music, especially for many primary school teachers who are not music specialists, and a lack of knowledge of participatory practice. This article describes the development of a resource for facilitating compositional processes using classroom management skills, as adapted from Knowles’s ‘contract learning’. I will also highlight the creative tensions raised by the sometimes conflicting approaches of instruction and facilitation.|
|Description: ||Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in International Journal of Music Education, published by and copyright Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Appears in Collections: ||Department of Contemporary Arts|
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