UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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This study aims to explore the concept of music amongst Singapore children in the primary education levels. Children will be asked to draw and/or write about their concepts of music and the meaning of music in their lives. The collated drawings/writings will then be content analyzed to explore emerging themes and concepts. The study is particularly relevant in gaining insight into one of the six main learning objectives for primary school children in the current Singapore music education syllabus: “understand the role of music in daily living” (Ministry of Education, p.2). Clearly, it is by understanding what children really think about music that teachers can build on their understanding of music’s role in children’s daily lives.

Please visit the project website at http://singaporechildrenandthearts.wordpress.com/

Principal Investigator: Lum Chee Hoo,   Research Assistant: Pau Xi LIng

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