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Computer-assisted instruction for music theory education: Rhythm in music


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

Fine arts curricula, once considered essential components within the structure of a well-balanced American public school education, now face unprecedented fiscal challenges that may lead to the complete eradication of these studies from the elementary school core curriculum. Professional educators, from university professors to classroom teachers, have conducted research establishing that music instruction, in particular, can improve and enhance children's cognitive skills when lessons are presented through the use of computer-assisted instruction (CAI). This study investigated the implementation of a music CAI tutorial within the curriculum of a class of third grade students. After interacting with the CAI lesson, twelve students had increased their conceptual understanding of music theory by applying math skills to solve music note-value problems. The researcher concluded that the CAI music lesson was a valuable learning tool that helped students improve and enhance their cognitive skills in solving problems presented within an integrated curriculum.*

*This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation).

Indexing (details)


Subject
Music education
Classification
0522: Music education
Identifier / keyword
Education
Title
Computer-assisted instruction for music theory education: Rhythm in music
Author
Chew, Deborah Yvonne
Number of pages
81
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0582
Source
MAI 43/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542014673
Advisor
Fisher, Farah
University/institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1430814
ProQuest document ID
305374624
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305374624
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