Jesús Manuel de Sancha Navarro

Music in Secondary: interest for the contents, according to the students and the teachers of 4º of ESO

In this work we start from the hypothesis that there is a lack of connection between what students find interesting and the content set by the curriculum because the curriculum was set by taking into consideration professional and/or political interests. In this article the level of interest of students in year four of compulsory secondary education in the content of music as a subject are described, as interest is a factor that influences learning. This is a descriptive study based on survey methods and qualitative research, and it examines which types of content are most interesting for students and which ones inspire little or no interest in them. After analysing the results, we make some proposals that might help to increase students’ interest in the content of music as a subject.

 

Keywords: secondary school, music, interest, content