Using songs for teaching 21st century learners

Yee, Isabel Pin Tsin * (2015) Using songs for teaching 21st century learners. In: Unlocking borders in education: proceedings of the 3rd Pre-University Conference, 6 September 2014, Bandar Sunway. Proceedings of the Sunway Academic Conference (2014). Sunway College Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Sunway, pp. 9-11. ISBN 978-967-13697-0-8

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Abstract

Recent studies have shown that songs may enhance learning as they function as mnemonic devices to increase memorability. Songs based on the more difficult subtopics in Chemistry were composed, encompassing many equations and facts to be remembered. This technique of song composition can be used in any subject and any tune can be used. This technique can be utilized for any class size, from tutorials to lecture halls. It was found in this study that students understood and retained key information better. In addition, songs added variety to classroom learning experiences, lowered students’ stress levels, increased enjoyment and engaged students more effectively by catering for students with different learning styles.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Author is with Sunway College, Kuala Lumpur
Uncontrolled Keywords: songs; classroom learning; 21st century learners
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Sunway College > Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2016 09:01
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 05:59
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/286

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