Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Musical exploration using I.C.T. in the middle and secondary school classroom
Author: Ward, Christopher J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3563 0780
Awarding Body: Oxford Brookes University
Current Institution: Oxford Brookes University
Date of Award: 2008
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
This thesis explores musical creativity through ICT. It aims to show that secondary school pupils can compose ireely using ICT in the classroom, easing and "democratising" the creative process, enabling a high standard for all regardless of formal musical training. The fieldwork project was conducted across one secondary school (Years 9-13) and one middle school (Years 5-8) in the Windsor area from November 2002 - December 2003. There were opportunities in the music classrooms of both schools to develop creative ideas based around tonalities of the last 40 years, in spite of the fact that creativity in a non-tonal medium was well established in the professional field. I intended to show that pupils were more inventive and motivated in the music classroom when given opportunities to: a) Use ICT as an integral part of the creative process. b) Explore unusual sounds in a non-fixed-tonal environment. c) promote enthusiasm and motivation through learning by relevant and fascinating lesson content, enthusiastic delivery and an informal class atmosphere.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available