Journal article

Developing a framework for the assessment of musical learning: Resolving the dilemma of the "parts" and the "whole"

RH Cantwell, N Jeanneret

Research Studies in Music Education | Published : 2004

Abstract

Recent debate within the domain of music education has focussed on issues of discriminating between higher and lower quality learning outcomes. Much of this debate has centred on the language of music education, particularly in giving both substantive and psychometric meaning to terms as diverse as 'the craft of music', 'musical skills', 'originality', 'musically convincing', and 'convincing development of ideas'. Moreover, in the search for standardisation in music assessment, much of what is conventionally described in assessment criteria reduces musical assessment to quantifiable competencies often not indicative of the higher-order musical thinking underlying the production of these comp..

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