Event Title

Music in the Classroom

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Honors Thesis Committee

Bettie Parsons Barger, Ph.D.; Diana Murdock, Ph.D.; and Crystal Glover, Ph.D.

Location

DiGiorgio Campus Center, Room 220

Start Date

21-4-2017 3:30 PM

Description

Music has been a part of culture for thousands of years. We hear it every day, connecting songs to difficult and exciting times in our lives. Music helps us reminisce on these times and if linked to content, may be able to help students remember this information. Should music be used in the general classroom? This is the question explored in this study. I observed twenty-six kindergarten students and interviewed them to find if using music in my classroom had any effect. Through this literature review and short study, I have found that music helps students retain information, focus better, and makes the learning environment more welcoming. Because of the multitude of benefits that music can have for a classroom, I am arguing that it is worth educators’ time and effort to use music academically and non-academically in the classroom.

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Apr 21st, 3:30 PM

Music in the Classroom

DiGiorgio Campus Center, Room 220

Music has been a part of culture for thousands of years. We hear it every day, connecting songs to difficult and exciting times in our lives. Music helps us reminisce on these times and if linked to content, may be able to help students remember this information. Should music be used in the general classroom? This is the question explored in this study. I observed twenty-six kindergarten students and interviewed them to find if using music in my classroom had any effect. Through this literature review and short study, I have found that music helps students retain information, focus better, and makes the learning environment more welcoming. Because of the multitude of benefits that music can have for a classroom, I am arguing that it is worth educators’ time and effort to use music academically and non-academically in the classroom.