I “Prospect-us” to have a great semester!

Research Article Prospectus

Title: Why does music help us learn?

Description/Intro:

Throughout my high school and college careers, I have always been encouraged to listen to music as I study or use songs to help remember things. As a student, that was always incredibly helpful for me; but why? Why is it that music helps us? Scientifically speaking, how is my brain taking in information differently through song than regular speech? In today’s world, there is a major controversy over the importance of music education and integration in our public schools. This research will help me identify the connection between psychology and music, and allow me to study the best practices for how to integrate them.

Goals:

  • Studying the connection between learning and music will help me understand the best practices for integrating music into education, as well as education into music.
  • In addition, understanding the connection between psychology and music will allow me to be a more informed advocate for music education and integration in public schools.

Conclusion:

My major, Interdisciplinary Studies: The Performing Arts for Community Empowerment,
emphasizes the ways in which the performing arts can be a medium for empowerment or social change. In a country that minimizes the importance of public education, now is the time to speak out and advocate for the right of every student to have access to the best education possible, an education that includes music. Studying this topic will allow me to be the best advocate I can be.                                                                                                                  

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Timeline:

Sunday, March 12

-I will have found library resources helping to understand the connection between music and psychology.

Sunday, March 19   

I will have identified facts/statistics around the subject of music education and integration.

-I will have information of the history of music education and integration in schools.

 

Sunday, March 26

-I will have found resources helping me understand why the psychology of music is beneficial to education.

-I will have conducted an interview with at least one PSU Psychology Major and one PSU Psychology Professor.

 

Sunday, April 2

-I will have read each of the resources, and noted the valuable sections for this research article.

 

Sunday, April 16th

I will have all of the information for my Body of Research identified.

 

Sunday, April 23rd

-I will have finished my synthesis.

-I will have incorporated a First-Person experience.

 

Sunday, April 30

-I will have a compelling conclusion.

 

Monday, May 8

-I will have a first draft completed that has at least two hyperlinks, three images that are related to my research, and a correctly cited APA format Works Cited page.

 

First Draft Due- Monday, May 8

Final Draft Due- Friday, May 12

 

*I will have visited the Writing Center for revision suggestions between May 8-12.

 

Applied Project Prospectus

Title: Does Music Help Us Learn?- Advocating for Music Education/Integration

Description/Intro:

As previously mentioned, there is a major controversy over the importance of music education and integration in our public schools. However, research suggests that music in the classroom is beneficial for students’ learning. I will answer two questions, by conducting interviews and utilizing resources, does music help us learn? And therefore, should music education and integration be encouraged and funded in schools? I will use this information to make a 3-10 minute video, which will be shared on all my social media accounts with the hopes of promoting music in schools.

Goals:

  • `To answer the two questions:
  1. Does music help us learn?
  2. Should music education/integration be encouraged?
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Deliverable:

I will post a video and short blog post on my ePort, twitter, facebook, youtube, etc. I will share this out to the #IDSsem with the hopes that it will continue to be shared!

Conclusion:

My major Interdisciplinary Studies: The Performing Arts for Community Empowerment emphasizes the ways in which the performing arts can be a medium for empowerment or social change. In a country that minimizes the importance of public education, now is the time to speak out and advocate for the right of every student to the best education possible, an education that includes music. Creating and sharing this video will hopefully shine a light on this topic and empower others to fight for music in our schools!

 

Timeline:

Sunday, March 12

-I will have found library resources helping to understand the connection between music and psychology.

-I will have practiced using a media maker software and research effective creation tools so I am prepared to begin my video.

 

Sunday, March 26

-I will have found resources helping to understand why the psychology of music is beneficial to education.

-I will have found information on the controversy regarding the place of music education and integration in schools- both private and public.

-I will have conducted and recorded an interview with at least one PSU Psychology Major and one PSU Psychology Professor.

 

Sunday, April 2

-I will have read each of the resources, and noted the valuable sections for this applied project.

 

April 16

-Using the information I have collected for my Research Paper, through interviews, and additional resources, I will create an overall format plan for my video.

 

April 23

-I will have edited both interviews, and added subtitles.

 

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April 30

-I will have completed a rough draft of the video.

 

Tuesday, May 9

-I will have finished editing the video.                                   

-I will have written a brief post accompanying the videos regarding the relation to my major, the lessons I learned, and the challenges, outcomes, and possible improvement of the project.

 

First Draft Due: Tuesday, May 9th

Final Post Due: Friday, May 12th

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One thought on “I “Prospect-us” to have a great semester!

  1. I’m feeling good about both of these! They do seem just a little preliminary– which is of course totally fine right now– but I think both will need refining after you do some research and additional thinking, so don’t be alarmed if your RA topic morphs a bit, and expands, or if your plan for the AP shifts a bit. That would be just fine!

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