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Title: Improving the representational strategies of children in a music-listening and playing task: An intervention-based study
Authors: Gil, Vicent ×
Reybrouck, Mark
Tejada, jesus
Verschaffel, Lieven #
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Sage
Series Title: Research Studies in Music Education vol:37 issue:1 pages:77-92
Abstract: This intervention-based study focusses on the relation between music and its graphical representation from a meta-representational point of view. It aims at determining whether middle school students show an increase in meta-representational competence (MRC) after an educational intervention. Three classes of 11-14-year-old children participated in the teaching experiment: one experimental class (E) and two control classes (C). An intervention on MRC was carried out on the E class during the hours that were allocated for the regular music lessons, while students from the C classes followed the regular music curriculum. E and C classes were given the same pretest and posttest, which measured students’ MRC by means of six representational criteria. One month after the posttest, all classes completed a retention test. The results reveal an overall effect in favour of the E group, although the overall gain was reduced considerably due to the negative results for two representational criteria. Moreover, the overall gain was due to a great extent to a decrease in the score of the C classes, while the gains in the E class were rather small. Theoretical, methodological and educational implications are discussed.
ISSN: 1321-103X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Musicology, Leuven
Instructional Psychology and Technology
Studiegebied Onderwijs VIVES-Zuid
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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