The Tablet as a Classroom Musical Instrument

2019-10-25T09:54:45Z (GMT) by Adam Hart
This paper was published in the Athens Journal of Education in August 2018. It presents some of the classroom research conducted during the PhD project 'A Constructivist Approach to Developing Interactive Digital Technology for Musical Learning'. This took place in December 2016 in a primary school in Wigan, UK, in which classes of key stage 2 pupils used iPad apps to compose and perform carols. Discussion focuses on the suitability of the touchscreen tablet as a creative music device, with recommendations for further research and development.