Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fifth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Teaching Music Historical Literacy Using Video Clips
Nancy November

Last modified: 25-06-2019


Four professionally-created, student-presented, three- to five-minute videos were integrated into two undergraduate music history courses at the University of Auckland, to support the development of key historical literacy skills. These include crucial skills and understandings that music students need to master in their first two years: identifying different kinds of music scores; understanding the difference between primary and secondary sources for music historical topics; finding one’s way around critical, “complete works” editions of music; and finding and assessing music-related literature on the Internet. The intervention led to marked improvements in student learning in each of the four areas.

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