EXERTING INQUIRY BASED LEARNING METHOD IN IMPROVING GIFTED STUDENTS’ MUSIC RECORDER SKILL
Keywords:music, recorder, gifted education, action research, inquiry method, discovery learning
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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