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- Philosophical and Qualitative Perspectives on Assessment in Music Education: introduction, aims, and overview
- Institutional Music Education and Ranking as a Form of Subjectification: the merits of resistance and resilience
- An Ethical Consideration of Assessment in Music Education through the Lens of Levinas
- The Primacy of Experience: phenomenology, embodiment, and assessments in music education
- Critically Assessing Forms of Resistance in Music Education
- Evaluation for Equality: applying a classical pragmatist perspective in qualitative assessment in finnish general music education
- Could There Be Deleuzian Assessment in Music Education?
- Music Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, and Marginalized Populations: a tale of cognitive dissonance and perverse incentives
- The Influence of Assessment on Learning and Teaching: using assessment to enhance learning
- The McDonald’s Metaphor: the case against assessing standards-based learning outcomes in music education
- Habits of Mind as a Framework for Assessment in Music Education
- Alternative Assessment for Music Students with Significant Disabilities: collaboration, inclusion, and transformation
- A Music-Centered Perspective on Music Therapy Assessment
- A Case for Integrative Assessment from a Freirian Perspective
- Cultural Imperialism and the Assessment of Creative Work
- Enter the Feedback Loop: assessing music technology in music education with personal bests
- Improvisation, Enaction, and Self-Assessment
- Philosophy of Assessment in Popular Music Education
- “He Sings with Rhythm; He is from India”: children’s drawings and the music classroom
- The Assessment of Classroom Music in the Lower Secondary School: The English Experience
- Imagining Ends-Not-Yet-in-View: The ethics of assessment as valuation in Nepali music education
- Creating Caring Micro-Assessment Cultures in South Africa
- Assessment and the Dilemmas of a Multi-Ideological Curriculum: the case of Norway
- Building a Culture of Ethical, Comparable, Authentic Assessment: music education in queensland
- Music as <i>Bildning</i>: the impracticability of assessment within the scandinavian educational tradition
- Nonregulated Assessment in Music Education: an urban Iranian outlook
- International Perspectives on Assessment in Music Education
Abstract and Keywords
It is debatable whether it is appropriate to assess performance in the arts. However, formal education institutions and the systems within which they operate continue to require summative assessment to take place in order to award qualifications. This chapter considers the extent to which such summative assessment systems in music determine not only what is taught but also what learners learn. The evidence suggests that any learning outcome in formal education that is not assessed is unlikely to be given priority by either learners or teachers. To optimize learning, the aims and the processes of learning, including formative, self-, and peer assessment procedures, should be aligned with summative assessment. Research addressing the roles, methods, and value of formative, self-, and peer assessment in enhancing learning is considered. A proposal is made that the most appropriate way of enhancing learning is to ensure that summative assessment procedures are authentic and have real-life relevance supporting the teaching and learning process, to ensure that learners are motivated and see the relevance of what they are learning. This might take many forms depending on musical genre, communities of practice, and the wider cultural environment.
Susan Hallam is emerita professor of education and music psychology at the UCL Institute of Education. She was awarded an MBE in the 2015 honours list. She pursued careers as both a professional musician and a music educator before joining the Institute of Education, University of London in 1991. She joined Oxford Brookes as Professor of Education in January 2000 returning to the Institute of Education in January 2001. She has received research funding from the ESRC, DfE, the Scottish Executive, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, Performing Rights Society, the Christian Initiative Trust, CfBT, the Ministry of Defence, 4Children, EMI Sound Foundation, the Institute of Physics, SkillForce, and several Local Authorities for a range of projects relating to attendance at school, exclusion from school, behavior improvement, school-home links, ability grouping in primary and secondary schools, formative feedback in learning, instrumental music services, and the evaluation of various educational initiatives. In addition she has undertaken research in relation to pedagogy in secondary and higher education, text understanding and conceptions of argument of post-graduate students, homework, learning in music, and the effects of music on behavior and studying.
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