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The Development of Metacognition in Musicians: Implication for Education

Hallam, Susan (2001) The Development of Metacognition in Musicians: Implication for Education. British Journal of Music Education, 18 (1). pp. 27-39. ISSN 0265-0517

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Abstract

Recent research on musical practice has focused on metacognition and the strategies that musicians adopt in their preparations for performance. This study explored the development of metacognition and performance planning strategies in musicians from novice to professional level. 22 professional musicians and 55 novices were interviewed about their practising. The novices were also tape recorded learning and performing a short piece. The professional musicians demonstrated extensive metacognition in relation to their preparations for performance encompassing technical matters, interpretation, and issues relating to learning itself, e.g. concentration, planning, monitoring and evaluation. Although there were similarities in the strategies adopted there was considerable variation because of individual need. In the novice musicians, there was a complex relationship between the development of expertise and the use of planning strategies.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Education and International Development
IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010 10:27
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:30
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/2212
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