John Kofi Brewu, Benjamin Adjepong


Music contributes significantly to pupils’ growth and development. They interact and respond to it in a way that can form the foundation to consolidate their skills and knowledge in this art form. Research indicates that a good number of classroom teachers who are tasked to provide learning experiences in music to pupils consider themselves as having inadequate education to do so, thereby resulting in ineffective music education in the primary schools. The purpose of this study was therefore to explore alternative approach available to teachers for providing effective learning experiences in music to pupils in a primary school in Ghana. The result suggests that some teachers can draw on pupils’ relevant experiences in music to inform their teaching. However, there is the need to organise in-service training workshops for these primary school teachers in the area of identification of alternate approaches in teaching music.


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