Title

Elementary School Music Students And The Effects Of Incorporating Learning Styles In The Classroom

Author(s)

Madison Owen

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

As learning styles are beginning to be incorporated into classrooms for more personalized learning, it is important for teachers to learn multiple different ways to present material so that way all of their students are reached. This study focuses on the VAK model, which includes the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic styles. In most cases, students do not identify their own learning style is until they are in high school, simply because they are more aware of how they learn the bes. It is crucial for a teacher to understand their students particular learning preferences, and adapt to them so that they can help the child perform their best at any age. The question this project answers is, "How do elementary school music teachers embrace varying learning styles in a classroom so that their students maximize their potential to understand the lesson?" To conduct this study, a survey with a set of questions will be sent out to elementary school music teachers in District 5 to identify how they feel learning styles are addressed in their own classroom. These methods can then be shared among teachers, and which is important to the improvement of the quality of music education.

Location

Owens 108

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:00 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 11:00 AM

Elementary School Music Students And The Effects Of Incorporating Learning Styles In The Classroom

Owens 108

As learning styles are beginning to be incorporated into classrooms for more personalized learning, it is important for teachers to learn multiple different ways to present material so that way all of their students are reached. This study focuses on the VAK model, which includes the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic styles. In most cases, students do not identify their own learning style is until they are in high school, simply because they are more aware of how they learn the bes. It is crucial for a teacher to understand their students particular learning preferences, and adapt to them so that they can help the child perform their best at any age. The question this project answers is, "How do elementary school music teachers embrace varying learning styles in a classroom so that their students maximize their potential to understand the lesson?" To conduct this study, a survey with a set of questions will be sent out to elementary school music teachers in District 5 to identify how they feel learning styles are addressed in their own classroom. These methods can then be shared among teachers, and which is important to the improvement of the quality of music education.