Instrumental Music Instruction, Assessment, and the Block Schedule

Instrumental Music Instruction, Assessment, and the Block Schedule

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This study explored two issues that are prevalent in music education today. The first was a look at the state of curricular instruction and assessment in band performance classes. The second was the controversial topic of block scheduling and its implications for band directors. The goal of this study was to take these two areas of weakness in instrumental music education and provide a positive outcome. Through a review of literature, a wealth of both teaching and assessment strategies have been coordinated. With this information, a model has been developed for scheduling instruction that fosters a comprehensive music education within a block schedule. This model also addresses the concerns that many directors express when dealing with this type of schedule. In addition, focus has also been placed on student-centered activities. Many of the assessment strategies center on activities to provide more educational freedom and motivation for the student.A variety of sources have been consulted to develop a schedule plan that enhances musical development while ... in the Band Directora#39;s Guide titled, a€œ Teaching Music in a Performance-Based Program, a€ fits most easily into the A/B schedule.

Title:Instrumental Music Instruction, Assessment, and the Block Schedule
Author:Dannyel Marie Norrington
Publisher:ProQuest - 2006


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