What is it about?

Against the backdrop of the rapid technological and cultural developments involving new media in China, this research aims to examine music education in primary and secondary schools with a focus on new media and popular music. Moreover, the use of new media has been proven to encourage independent learning, as well as triggering changes in aesthetic appreciation towards music.

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Why is it important?

Results show that employing new media to teach popular music in primary and secondary schools enhances the overall audio-visual experience for both learners and educators, and it also has positive influences on learning, teaching and sharing popular music.


The research reflects on the importance of teaching tools, interaction and independent learning skills in the acquisition of knowledge by primary and secondary pupils.

Liang Yu

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This page is a summary of: New media as facilitators and tools of (popular) music education: Facts and findings from mainland China, Journal of Music Technology and Education, April 2022, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/jmte_00035_1.
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