Music Education in Context

London Review of Education special feature

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Music Education in Context

London Review of Education special feature

From the editorial: 'The power of music to enrich and enhance people’s lives is well documented. There are numerous examples of the positive impact of music education. The contexts in which people of all ages learn about music vary widely, yet each can provide the catalyst for engagement with music that can have both individual and more extensive benefits. Therefore, particularly at a time of financial constraints and global unrest, it is important that the contribution of education in the arts, such as music, is kept to the fore. The aim of this special feature was to draw on research and practice that illustrated the effect of music education in specific contexts. The result is a range of articles that demonstrate the extent to which music can provide a catalyst for individual, group and wider social benefits. The articles also provide an opportunity to think about teaching and learning more generally.'

Publication date: 15 November 2017


Guest editors

Hilary McQueen and Maria Varvarigou - UCL Institute of Education, UK


Article list

EDITORIAL: Music education in context, Hilary McQueen and Maria Varvarigou

On being and becoming a jazz musician: Perceptions of young Scottish musicians, Pauline Black

Design-based research as an informal learning model for choral conductors, Naomi Cooper

Addressing new challenges for a community music project in the context of higher music education: A conceptual framework, Andrea Gande and Silke Kruse-Weber

The impact of making music on aural perception and language skills: A research synthesis, Susan Hallam

Towards an effective freeware resource for music composition in the primary classroom, Adam Hart

The impact of participation in music on learning mathematics. Sylwia Holmes and Susan Hallam

Teaching music online: Changing pedagogical approach when moving to the online environment, Carol Johnson

Mapping trends and framing issues in higher music education: Changing minds/changing practices, Helen Julia Minors. Pamela Burnard. Charles Wiffen, Zaina Shihabi and J. Simon van der Walt

Community music as a vehicle for tackling mental healthrelated stigma, Debra Rodgers

Can student interdependence be experienced negatively in collective music education programmes? A contextual approach, Marc Sarazin

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