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Tuning into the Future: Informal Learning and Music Education
Research Day (Arts & Humanities, FIMS, and Education)
  • Ruth Wright, Western University
  • Carol Beynon, Western University
  • B. A. Younker, Western University
  • V. Meredith, Western University
  • Jennifer Hutchison, Western University
  • Leslie Linton, Western University
Start Date
19-3-2012 3:00 PM

When adolescents are engaged in learning, research has shown a decrease in alcohol and drug use, higher retention rates and fewer failures throughout high school, lower rates of depression as well as lower rates of anti-social and criminal behaviours. Attention to student engagement with a priority on 21st century learning skills requires the examination of various pedagogies, including using informal learning practices as the foundation for instruction with adolescents in schools.

This pilot project targets Grade 7 to 10 students in two school settings where adolescent engagement is a priority; it examines the viability of implementing informal learning practices within the Canadian context.

Citation Information
Ruth Wright, Carol Beynon, B. A. Younker, V. Meredith, et al.. "Tuning into the Future: Informal Learning and Music Education" (2012)
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