Graduation Year

2012

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

14-4-2012 10:00 AM

Description

This self-study, which investigated the use of music in the classroom, was prompted by my love and passion for singing and music. My goal was to see if incorporating songs into lessons would reinforce content in grammar, math and science and increase retention of material, as well as students’ excitement for music. Additionally, I aimed to see if it would peak students’ enjoyment while learning. Analysis of field notes, student journals, and other student work, suggest that using songs as a vehicle to reinforce information helps students retain content and make learning enjoyable.

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Retention Through Song One Teacher's Journey with Song in the Classroom

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

This self-study, which investigated the use of music in the classroom, was prompted by my love and passion for singing and music. My goal was to see if incorporating songs into lessons would reinforce content in grammar, math and science and increase retention of material, as well as students’ excitement for music. Additionally, I aimed to see if it would peak students’ enjoyment while learning. Analysis of field notes, student journals, and other student work, suggest that using songs as a vehicle to reinforce information helps students retain content and make learning enjoyable.