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Musik och kunskapsskillnader: En studie om musiklärares upplevelser kring kunskapsskillnader inom musiken
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Music and differences in knowledge : - a study of music teachers experiences with differences in musical knowledge (English)
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Music and differences in knowledge – a study of music teachers experiences with differences in musical knowledge.

The purpose of this paper is to, out of a music teacher’s perspective, see if the differences in music abilities between 7th grade students are at all, or in some ways connected to the previous schools they’ve attended. I will also research in what areas, in the subject of music, students are differing more, as well as less, in their knowledge. 

The analysis is based on interviews with six 7th grade music teachers working in the Swedish nine-year compulsory school system. According to the teachers, the result of these interviews show that students do come from different music teaching backgrounds that can affect their skills in the subject. These teachers argue that students own music interest along with practicing in their free time, the pedagogues and access to material are all important components to why students differ in their music skills. According to the teachers, there is more of a difference in knowledge among the students when it comes to digital tools and ensemble playing and less of a difference when it comes to singing.

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2012. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Music, knowledge, music teacher, interviews, difference, music skills.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24222OAI: diva2:604643
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Lärarprogram, avancerad nivå, (distans), 90 hp
Fine Art
Available from: 2013-02-12 Created: 2013-02-11 Last updated: 2016-02-22Bibliographically approved

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