2022 Student Research Conference:
35th Annual Student Research Conference

The Use of Music in the General Elementary School Classroom


Catherine G. Dean
Dr. Jocelyn Prendergast, Faculty Mentor

The impact that music has on the brain is a widely researched topic. At a young age, music making activities have the ability to impact speech and language recognition, which carries through to the elementary years with regards to reading comprehension, reading fluency, mathematics, and speech and language development. Many studies have also demonstrated the positive impact both passive and active music listening practices have on learning general education material. Beyond the academic benefits of both music making and music listening activities, incorporating music into the general education classroom also has emotional regulation and social-emotional learning benefits. This presentation will discuss the positive applications of music in the general education classroom.

Keywords: Music, Education, Literacy, Emotional Regulation, Social Learning

Topic(s):Music
Education
Interdisciplinary Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Session: 201-1
Location: SUB Alumni Room
Time: 10:15

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