Date of Award
Master of Music
School of Music
Dr. Samantha Inman
Dr. Stephen Lias
Dr. Christina Guenther
Dr. Sharon Rice
Applying concepts of embodied cognition positively impacts pedagogy in the theory and aural skills classrooms. This thesis defines a holistic view of the student and identifies how classroom instruction from that perspective can benefit student learning as well as overall well-being. The opening chapters provide a brief scientific background and connect concepts of embodied cognition with specific music theory and aural skills examples from an interview. A select survey of the music theory pedagogy literature also illustrates principles of embodied cognition. Based on this background, the final chapter presents new sample lesson plans and discusses how to adapt to student needs.
Thompson, Leslie, "Embodied Cognition in the Music Theory and Aural Skills Classrooms" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 459.
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