Practitioner Enquiry

 Aidan Hamilton
Senior Curriculum Manager - Media and Film Studies

‘Feeling Groovy’: The possible benefits of using music in classroom learning activities 





• Research seems to suggest that music can act as a behaviour modifier in a range of ways and may also have a positive part to play in creating a classroom environment that is conducive to learning
• Observation of student behaviour and responses to music suggest that they value its use as an aid to learning

Key Actions:
• Using music formally in the classroom during teaching and learning activities
• Assessing student response and performance using a range of methodologies

Key Findings:
• Music is used across the curriculum to a degree already
• Certain activities seem to benefit from the use of music
• It can act as an effective behaviour modifier
• Type of music used is important
• Students are very positive about its benefits



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