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Luokanopettajaopiskelijoiden äänenkäytön kehittäminen ja arviointimatriisin rakentaminen musiikinopetuksen pedagogisessa kontekstissa (2022)
Class teacher students' development of voice usage and constructing an evaluation matrix in the pedagogical context of music teaching

Rautiainen, K.-H. (2022). Luokanopettajaopiskelijoiden äänenkäytön kehittäminen ja arviointimatriisin rakentaminen musiikinopetuksen pedagogisessa kontekstissa. Finnish Journal of Music Education, 25(1), 53-78. https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2023060752739

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All authors or editorsRautiainen, Katri-Helena

Journal or seriesFinnish Journal of Music Education



Publication year2022


Issue number1

Pages range53-78


Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

Persistent website addresshttps://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2023060752739

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessDelayed open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/92921


The study investigated the impact of intervention on the students' (N=30) development of voice in speaking and singing on a short music course, which was included in the classroom teacher (elementary school teacher) education program in Finland. The second task was to create, by means of theory-guided analysis, an evaluation matrix and form to measure the development of voice, which serves as a data collection method. The areas of vocal instrument under evaluation were into body posture, relaxation, breathing, starting a sound, articulation, resonance and voice registers. These areas were measured on a 5-point scale before and after the course. Teacher as a researcher made the observation. The data were statistically processed, where p-values of the measured areas were below (0.05). Intervention helped to direct the change in a more correct and conscious direction. Most development occurred in the speech area, where 70% of students improved their performance. In singing, the direction of change was visible to 50% of the students, but a third (33.3%) remained below a good level. According to the results, more voice practice would have been needed to develop singing skills and for those students who had problems with their voice. As a further procedure to develop education, adding more guidance and follow-up to students' practice of voice usage is proposed. With the evaluation matrix the teacher was able to provide more individualized feedback on the development of voice usage than before the study.

Keywordsvoice controlvoiceteacher trainingclass teachersmusic educationmusic pedagogyevaluation methodsinterventiondesign-based researchaction research

Free keywordsuse of voice; class teacher students; intervention; evaluation; teacher as researcher; music education; pedagogy of music education

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Reporting Year2022

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