Journal Article Review Assignment (Weekly Assignment: 25% of semester grade)
A. From a professional journal (you will be given a list of the professional journals you can choose from for this assignment), read an article on a variety of topics about music education (different due date for each topic.
B. Write a 2 page paper on the article. Include at least the following:
If the article is a “research study”
If the article is not a “research study”
· The title of the article
· The author of the article
· A summary of the article
· A reaction to the article
a. relate it or compare it to the content covered in class or what you have learned in other classes or from experience.
b. implications it has for you as a future professional in your discipline.
c. relate it to your experiences.
C. Give an oral report to the class on your research.
Research in the field of music can be complex. You may need secondary sources or sources that review and critique specific pieces, composers, performers, etc.
Or, you may need the actual composition itself to investigate. Or in the case of this class articles that explore the teaching of music: choral, orchestra, band, etc.
This guide will provide resources and tips for searching for various kinds of music-related resources specifically for MUS 135 and music education.
Weekly Assignment (Due Dates are as Listed):
Sept. 3 Reflective Essay #1 on the most influential person in your decision to become a music educator
Sept. 10 NAfME (guided questions will be given)
Sept. 17 Journal Article Review #1 on some topic in Early Childhood Music
Sept. 24 Journal Article Review #2 on some topic in Elementary Music
Oct. 1 Journal Article Review #3 on some topic in General Music at the Secondary Level
Oct. 8 Journal Article Review #4 on some topic in Wind Music
Oct. 15 Journal Article Review #5 on some topic in String Music
Oct. 22 Journal Article Review #6 on some topic in Choral Music
Oct. 30 Reflective Essay #2 on NAfME National Conference
Nov. 5 Journal Article Review #7 on some topic in Multicultural Music Education
Nov. 12 Journal Article Review #8 on some topic in Diverse Learners in Music Education
Nov. 19 Reflective Essay #3 on the National Standards and how you will integrate them
Dec. 10 Reflective Essay #4 on your own personal philosophy of music education