Music uniting school, youth and communities through information technologies: an evaluation

Henderson, Lyn, and York, Frank (2002) Music uniting school, youth and communities through information technologies: an evaluation. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Information Technology in Regional Areas Conference. pp. 166-174. From: Information Technology in Regional Areas Conference 2002, 27-29 August 2002, Rockhampton, Australia.

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Music Uniting Schools, Youth, and Communities through Information Technologies (MUSYCIT) is an innovative, multidisciplinary, three-year program offered to students in grades 5-8 in Schools of Distance Education and small rural schools in Queensland, Australia. Students conduct an oral history interview, reinterpret this as a lyric, and compose a melody to that lyric using computer software in a cognitive apprenticeship model through mentoring by experts via the Internet. This paper reports findings associated 14 students who were involved in the program. Data came from a Likert-scale questionnaire, a semi-structured interview, and student E-mails. The findings reveal general student satisfaction with MUSYCIT and the mentoring process (although there were some concerns about the difficulty of wording and explanation in some E-mails), a sense of achievement and ownership after creating the lyrics and melody and an overall desire to continue with the program.

Item ID: 14628
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-876674-42-7
Keywords: multidisciplinary; music composition; rural youth
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 23:24
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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