The Effect of Music and Movement Interventions on Elementary Students’ Classroom Transition Times and Engagement

Hall, Bryanna Susann (2019) The Effect of Music and Movement Interventions on Elementary Students’ Classroom Transition Times and Engagement. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Alicia Stapp from School of Education, University of Mississippi.

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In recent years, educational mandates such as those established by the No Child Left Behind Act have placed increased pressure on school administrators and faculty to focus a large portion of their resources on improving students’ standardized test scores. As a result, many teachers are searching for ways to increase instructional time, yet during an already chaotic school day, that is not such an easy task (Heafner, Lipscomb, & Rock, 2006). Therefore, this study examined possible solutions to this issue that would benefit both students and teachers through the implementation of various music and movement interventions. The research occurred over eight weeks during the fall of 2018, from September 26, 2018 through November 7, 2018. The first two weeks of the study were designed to gather baseline data regarding students’ transition times and engagement. Three phases of two-week interventions followed which utilized music, movement, and music and movement interventions, respectively to gauge their influence on morning and afternoon classroom transition times, as well as any change in student engagement. The findings of this study indicate that the various music and movement interventions utilized were successful in decreasing students’ transition times and increasing student engagement, providing a valuable increase of instructional time.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Hall, Bryanna Susann
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A.Ed. in Elementary Education
Thesis Advisor: Alicia Stapp
Thesis Advisor's Department: School of Education
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Depositing User: Miss Bryanna Hall
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 18:53
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 18:53

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