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Do you play background music in your classroom?

Background music is used extensively throughout society, particularly in marketing, sports psychology and medicine. It is used to reduce stress, create an illusion, manipulate perception, alter people’s emotional state, and to enhance well-being. What about the use of background music

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Background Music with Homework? Part 4: Music and Study

A continuation from Background Music with Homework? Part 3 -Music in Society, Part 2 -Stress, emotions and music and Part 1. To understand this post you should read these first. This is the final instalment. In the previous blog I discussed some ways

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Background Music with Homework? Part 3: Music in Society

A continuation from Background Music with Homework? Part 2 -Stress, emotions and music and Part 1. I recommend you read these first. As said in the previous blog, music evokes emotion, and emotion affects physiological change. Consequently music has the

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Background Music with Homework? Part 2 -Stress, emotions and music.

A continuation from Background Music with Homework? Part 1. Last time, we discussed music as being an art form with a unique capacity to evoke an emotional response. Not only can music awaken our emotional self, but through its emotive

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Background Music with Homework? Part 1.

Next week I’m giving a lecture for schools in the UK titled ‘Study, Stress and Music’. I’ll be repeating this in Singapore the week after. ‘Study, Stress and Music’ is based on the knowledge that approximately 70% of school students

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Music and People Smart – Interpersonal Intelligence

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. This post follows on from a description of Music and Emotional Intelligence, and Music and Intra-Personal Intelligence. What good is math and spelling if the children cannot

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