Picture of person typing on laptop with programming code visible on the laptop screen

World class computing and information science research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in mathematically structured programming, similarity and metric search, computer security, software systems, combinatronics and digital health.

The Department also includes the iSchool Research Group, which performs leading research into socio-technical phenomena and topics such as information retrieval and information seeking behaviour.

Explore

The SCARLATTI Papers: development of an action research project in music

Byrne, Charles and Sheridan, Mark (2001) The SCARLATTI Papers: development of an action research project in music. British Journal of Music Education, 18 (2). pp. 173-185. ISSN 0265-0517

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

Since its inception in 1997, the SCARLATTI Project at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow has sought to investigate and document the teaching approaches and methodologies adopted by music teachers in Scottish secondary schools and to share good practice, findings and thoughts among the profession. Here, as a follow-up to a previous article (Byrne and Sheridan, 1998), readers are brought up to date on developments since then, highlighting some problems and some successes. The article also focuses on issues related to the delivery of core or key skills through music and introduces a new composing thinking tool for novice composers. Finally, a report on a small-scale study on music teachers' teaching styles is given. Having collected 'data on the teachers' backgrounds, qualifications, experiences and accomplishments in the creation of music through improvising and composing' (Byrne and Sheridan, 1998: 299) these are analysed and some initial thoughts offered.