Lost in music: an investigation into the factors that affect student engagement within music education taught in secondary schools in England

Farrell, Sophie (2016) Lost in music: an investigation into the factors that affect student engagement within music education taught in secondary schools in England. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The importance of music in life amongst the majority of the population in England is apparent, and yet student engagement with music education resonates as poor across the country, with secondary school students considered the least engaging. This study investigates the factors that affect student engagement within music education in secondary schools in England. The study used a multi method approach to researching to identify key factors that affect student engagement. The results established from primary research determine that workshops and group work enhanced student engagement. The study concludes that the content and teaching styles of music education have an influence on engagement as well as the perception of music in society and the use of technology in lessons. Moreover, in order for engagement to be effective, it must be understood how students learn and the benefits music education has on lifelong learning.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 16:44
    Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 16:44
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21265

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