School of Music
Master of Arts in Music Education (MA)
Keith A. Curry
Collaborative Learning, Songwriting, Collaborative Songwriting, Creativity, Curriculum
Morrison, Deondra, "Songwriting: A Collaborative Approach to Music Education" (2021). Masters Theses. 821.
The purpose of this study is to examine the benefits of the use of collaborative learning projects in music education, with the intent to inform the practice of music educators. This study will reveal that many educators in the field of music view collaborative learning as a catalyst to change student culture and music classrooms around the world. The following research questions guided this study: (1) How do collaborative learning methods benefit music education curriculum? (2) What type of plans, support, and materials do music educators need to successfully guide their students in small group student-centered music and instruction? (3) What are the potential learning outcomes for students of all ages when collaborative learning is utilized? New instructional methods in collaboration can inspire various avenues of creativity for educators and their students as they insert collaborative learning into their classrooms.