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PRESENTATION ON THE PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE By Leslie-Ann Peters. Topic: An action research into the use of music in managing student discipline during the lunch period at a secondary school in Grenada. Research Questions: This research was undertaken to seek answers to the following questions: 1. What factors contribute to negative behaviors during the lunch period? 2. What behavior is displayed by the students during the lunch period? 3. What are the effects of music on student’s mood/disposition and activities?
Study Type: Qualitative Study Design: A-B-A-B Reversal Design Data Collection Methods: Observation & Interviews Variables: Independent- Music Dependent- Student discipline Key principles: Ethics, Collaboration, Teamwork Challenges Experienced: Technical issues Challenging observation of students due to the informal nature of the lunch period and large school population Variations in musical preferences
Lack of activities to keep positively engaged Inadequate supervision Lack of self discipline and self control Stress related to various social issues Anger management issues Lack of rules and guidelines related to acceptable lunchtime behavior
NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR Aggressive games Fighting Bullying Shouting Littering Disregard for school uniform Use of prohibited electrical items Student conflicts Throwing of objects Running in classroom and on corridors Use of obscenity Vandalism Destruction of furniture Stressful Disposition Leaving school premises without permission POSITIVE BEHAVIOR Eating lunch Using washroom Non-aggressive games Reading Completing assignments Group discussions Being respectful to peers Resolving conflict Relaxing Making up missed work Sourcing materials for afternoon session
Generally creates a desired atmosphere which resulted in a more positive mood and disposition of the student population which in turn resulted in improved discipline. Meaningful music provided comfort helping students to be calm and relaxed Increase positive socialization- align groups, develop rapport Creates a conducive atmosphere for increased focus and concentration Build a sense of excitement and anticipation Facilitate a multisensory experiences Release tension Enhance imagination Provide inspiration and motivation through positive messages Improved teacher student Relationships Expression of talents- singing, DJ, dancing Add an element of fun
Genre of music which is most effective in promoting positive student discipline/behavior during the lunch period. Variations in the responses of male and female students towards different types of music. Age appropriateness of varying types of music. Variations in the musical preferences of disciplined students as compared to that of disruptive students