EXERTING INQUIRY BASED LEARNING METHOD IN IMPROVING GIFTED STUDENTS’ MUSIC RECORDER SKILL

Authors

  • MD JAIS ISMAIL Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • AZU FARHANA ANUAR Student Development Unit, UniKL MICET, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • RORLINDA YUSOF Pusat GENIUS@pintar Negara, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • NOOR FARHANA MOHD YON Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Presint 18(2), Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  • O PETER Cluster of Education and Social Sciences, Open University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Keywords:

music, recorder, gifted education, action research, inquiry method, discovery learning

Abstract

Previous studies show most gifted students have tendency towards music. However, it was found that most gifted students were having problem playing recorder using existing teaching methods. This has caused low achievement score in music subject. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the inquiry based learning method to enhance the recorder playing skills among gifted students. The study was conducted at a gifted institution in Malaysia. Data were collected through observation using Music Instrument Rubric and group interview in the fieldwork. Respondents were 27 gifted and talented students who did not attend any formal training in Western music and the only music background they had was gained from the school curriculum. Result reveals the inquiry learning method improves students’ achievement in recorder playing compared to previous conventional method. Observation indicates that students could play the entire song well in terms of pic accuracy, tempo consistency, tonal, musical shape and performance. Interview data shows students felt satisfied with their own style in determining the proper way to master the recorder skills. This study is expected to provide appropriate music teaching methods in the gifted and talented education system.

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2021-04-01

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ISMAIL, M. J., ANUAR, A. F., YUSOF, R. ., MOHD YON, N. F., & PETER, O. (2021). EXERTING INQUIRY BASED LEARNING METHOD IN IMPROVING GIFTED STUDENTS’ MUSIC RECORDER SKILL. Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(2), 11–24. Retrieved from https://qjssh.com/index.php/qjssh/article/view/66

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