Assessment of the Musical Aptitude of the Future Teachers: Applying the Gordon AMMA Test

Islam, Aida and Zelenkovska Leshkova, Stefanija (2018) Assessment of the Musical Aptitude of the Future Teachers: Applying the Gordon AMMA Test. In: 13 International Balkan Education&Science Congress, 6-8 September 2018, Edirne/Turkey/Trakya University Faculty of Education. (In Press)

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Abstract

The study program of the Faculty of Pedagogy "St. Kliment Ohridski" UKIM in Skopje, R. Macedonia is to develop multiple competencies and skills of future teachers for various areas - natural, social sciences, sport and the arts. This paper refers to subject music education, which, along with pedagogical knowledge, requires musical predispositions. The survey was conducted at the beginning of academic 2017/2018 to examine the musical aptitude of students who begin studying the music courses (N = 50). The main instrument was the standardized Advanced Measures of Music Audiation (AMMA) test by Edwin Gordon as the most successful of its kind on a world scale. In his opinion, musical abilities are a measure of student's potential (inner possibility), and the achievements in music are a measure of what has been learned (outer reality). The test is an audio recording consisting of 30 questions each of which contains a pair of short musical examples and requires the respondent to recognize tonal and rhythmic elements. The whole procedure lasts approximately 15 minutes, it is easy to implement and has a solid scientific base and a high level of standardization. According to the answers, 55.4% of the respondents correctly identified the identical music phrases, 36.2% the rhythmic, and 29% the tonal phrases, i.e., the total distribution showed that 40.9% of students have musical potential. The results indicate exact focusing on the weaknesses in terms of rhythm and melody for effective music teaching with all the foreseen program activities - singing, playing instruments, listening to music. This type of research on musical aptitude is in the function of improving the specific competencies of students through targeted pedagogical activities. Keywords: Musical aptitude, Gordon test AMMA, future teachers, music education

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Humanities > Art (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
Divisions: Faculty of Music Art
Depositing User: Stefanija Leskova Zelenkovska
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 08:36
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 08:36
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/20442

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