secondary school

1 September 2017

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.


Cite this article as: De Sancha Navarro, J. M. (2017). Música en Secundaria: interés por los contenidos, según el alumnado y el profesorado de 4º de ESO | Music in secondary education: interest in content according to students and teachers in year four of compulsory secondary education. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 75 (268), 433-450. doi:


30 March 2006

This article shows a Training Program on Processing Strategies, following Beltran«s work on learning processes, strategies and techniques (1993,1996, 1997,1998). In this investigation the learning strategies (SO, SE, OE, SOE) were simultaneously applied to first-year secondary school students of social and natural sciences.The evaluation model was almost experimental, with a non-equivalent group control. The results were evaluated before and after the treatment. The data analysis was based on an ANCOVA, with the following variables: the treatment (experimental -learning strategies- and control) as inter-subject variable; the postest results as dependant variables and the pretest test variables, as covariant.

The results of this research show that the treatments that included the three processing strategies (SOE) were more effective than those with only two simultaneous strategies (SE, SO, OE), both with regard to the control group of the several investigation variables and the two mentioned areas.


Key words: Processing strategies. Training. Program. Secondary School.