Models of teaching and learning identified in Whole Class Ensemble Tuition

Fautley, Martin and Kinsella, Victoria and Whittaker, Adam (2019) Models of teaching and learning identified in Whole Class Ensemble Tuition. British Journal of Music Education, 36 (3). pp. 243-252. ISSN 0265-0517

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The Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET) is a model of teaching and learning music which takes place in many English primary schools. It is a relative newcomer to music pedagogy in the primary school. In the groundbreaking study reported in this paper two new models of teaching and learning music are proposed. These are a) Music education starts with the instrument and b) Music education takes place via the instrument. Conceptualised descriptions of classroom music pedagogies are not commonplace, and so this paper makes a significant contribution to the music education research literature by delineating, describing, and labelling two of these with reference to the WCET programme. These distinctions are of international significance and are useful to describe differences between programmes, which constitutes a major contribution to music curricula discussions.

The paper concludes that clarity on the purposes of teaching and learning are fundamental to effective musical pedagogy, and that this is a matter that education systems worldwide should be considering.

Item Type: Article
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14 August 2019Accepted
28 October 2019Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET); Classroom Music; England; Primary Schools; Curriculum
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE)
Depositing User: Martin Fautley
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 11:33
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 16:59

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