A comparison of video recall responses between music therapy, music, and other therapy students

A comparison of video recall responses between music therapy, music, and other therapy students

Abstract

This study examined the recall from viewing a music therapy session by five different cohorts of students (22 graduate music therapy students, 8 graduate art therapy, 10 creative and expressive therapies students, 10 counselling students and 17 undergraduate music students). The study was part of a larger program of research that investigated how learning occurs in music therapy. The recall task was based on viewing a 3-minute excerpt of a professionally produced video showing clinical music therapy with narration. Participants (n = 67) produced 277 comments that were categorised under the following headings: music context, therapy context, client/therapist actions, visual context, client classification/health setting, and unclassified. There were significant differences between the average number of recalls for each category. The categories of music and therapy produced the highest number of recalls compared to other categories with music therapy and music students rating the highest overall scores. The findings of this study supported a model of specific learning that occurs in different domains of knowledge and showed the impact of one's training in the perception of a new situation.

 

Keywords: music therapy student; learning;


Citation

Langan, D., & Athanasou, J. A. (2002). A comparison of video recall responses between music therapy, music, and other therapy students. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 13, 28-37.


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Date published: May 2002