ENHANCING BASIC MUSIC TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH MUSIC TECHNOLOGY IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

Author: Nmadu Florence Nkechi
Department: Music
Affiliation: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

This study focused on the relevance of music technology to basic music teaching and learning. Ten junior secondary schools in Delta State were the focus of the study. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of music technology to basic music teaching and learning; as it enhances general music education and as it can assist to achieve the set objectives of music education. It also featured some views and contributions of some scholars and musicologists on relevant concepts, theories, and empirical findings that are relevant to this study. The methodology used was a survey; the target population was made up of teachers and students located at five educational zones in Delta State. It was observed that all the students and teachers are not exposed to music technology. Some teachers were indifferent to the application of computer and technology knowledge to enhance teaching. The students were overwhelmingly willing to be exposed to music technology. The study concluded that, since the world today has moved towards the use of technology in all facets of life, especially in most field of study. It is compelling to introduce music technology to basic music teaching and learning. As this will foster creativity and active participation of students. This can only begin to be addressed at junior secondary schools in Delta State. In the light of this, the teachers who are the key figures in delivering a relevant, creative enjoyable learning experience need a professional development aimed at acquiring new skills.

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