A study of suggestopody upon students in the sixth grade music classes
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the use of suggestopody in the sixth grade music classes could increase the learning of musical factual information, develop creativity and raise the overall quality point averages of the students. A pretest/posttest comparison of students' quality point averages was made and their scores on the Music Information Survey and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, Verbal Forms A and B. The control group received classroom instruction in the traditional manner, and the experimental group received the instruction through the suggestopody method. Each group had eleven sessions of instruction which consisted of the presentation of forty bits of music factual information and a quiz at the end of each session. The results of this study did not indicate significant differences in achievement between the two groups; however, additional investigation of the use of suggestopody is recommended.
Keyword(s): elementary, music, music-instruction, children, information, creativity, grades,suggestopody, Music-Information-Survey, Torrance-Test-of-Creative-Thinking.