"I Can't Get No Satisfaction": an inquiry into "Thematic Communication" as a motivation approach to encourage students continuing music after it is no longer compulsory

Salisbury, David (2011) "I Can't Get No Satisfaction": an inquiry into "Thematic Communication" as a motivation approach to encourage students continuing music after it is no longer compulsory. In: Magnetic Resonance and Research Conversations Proceedings of the 2010 XXXVIInd and 2011 XXXIIIrd Annual Conferences, pp. 101-112. From: 2011 ANZARME Conference: research conversations, 6 - 8 July 2011, Gold Coast, QLD. Australia.

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Abstract

The paper builds on research by Hartwig (2003), Lowe (2008 and 2010) and Wise (2010) that establishes the issues in declining numbers of students taking up music after year eight compulsory classroom music. The data for this enquiry is based on a Townsville secondary school as a case study and develops a qualitative and quantitative analysis of what motivates students to continue music after year eight. After a series of elicitation interviews with students a survey is constructed, based on "Persuasive Communication Theory" or "Theory of Planned Behaviour" as outlined by Ajzen (1991) as well as Ham et al. (2009). These results are then coded and analyzed within the categories of "Behavioural Beliefs", "Normative Beliefs" and "Control Beliefs".

The survey results showed that some of the issues that concerned students were the complexity of advanced music studies, busy schedules and the usefulness of music for their future career path.

The outcome of this analysis enables the development of a "Thematic Communication" approach that may influence year eight students to continue music in years 9 – 12.

Item ID: 19884
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-57042-6
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 04:23
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
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