Creating emotional intelligence opportunities for general music students in the keyboard laboratory.
Emotional intelligence EQ (emotional quotient) social and emotional learning
Curricula goals should reflect life goals. self-growth self-esteem enjoyment David Elliott (1995) Music Matters
“Music allows a unique fusion of intellectual, physical, social and emotional learning opportunities.” National Review Of School Music Education (Australia, 2005)
Structures supporting EQ • Successful skill acquisition • Assessment and evaluation procedures • Group work • Reflection
Increasing complexity adapted from Csikszentmihalyi (1990) pg. 74
Individual learning rate • “I really like it. I also enjoy it because we each have our own levels which means that if one person is behind we do not have to wait for them.” • “Everybody has their own levels and it doesn’t matter at all as long as you’re happy with it.” • The level of difficulty is appropriate 91% • Happy with rate of improvement 89%
2. Assessment Bloom’s taxonomy H.O.T.S Self assessment encourages reflection and honesty
Assess the teacher Simple criteria derived from students • Correct notes • Fluency • Tempo • Dynamics
This piece has been played successfully. Student signature…………………………….….. Teacher signature…………………………….….. Date………………………………...
Student teachers New perspective Responsibility Enjoyable Promote teaching
Student comments • I like it because I can help other people! • I enjoy that we can be "teachers". • I enjoy that if you complete a piece well you can become a teacher. • I like being able to feel proud of myself when I pass a lesson or become a teacher. 97.4% like the student teacher idea
3. Group Work • Sharing and copying is natural • Students understand students • Students inspire • Group skill list • Listening to others • Helping others • Politeness • Making contributions
“Its very good fun to learn with my friends”
4. Reflection Meta-cognition Strengths/weaknesses Goal setting Task difficulties Practicing strategies Evaluation
Student reflections This page is for you to record those moments when you feel really pleased with your achievement and progress, and also when you get frustrated! By recalling how you worked well and overcame difficulties, you have a greater possibility of experiencing future success.
Student reflections • Keyboard is becoming easier and more fun. Today I completed 2 pieces which is amazing! • I definitely improved my technique which I think is great. • Some things are a bit challenging but with time I could get used to playing the keyboard. • I am surprised and happy because sir thinks I have a good sense of rhythm. • I’m getting better and better everyday! I should be proud of myself and I am!
In conclusion Successful skill acquisition Assessment and evaluation procedures Group work Reflection