Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2024

Document Type



Teacher Education

Degree Name

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

First Advisor

Daniel Harbaugh

Second Advisor

Andrew Huddleston


Students in a middle school band class were taught using traditional strategies the first three weeks of the study, then randomly placed into station groups for the final three weeks where they completed a variety of activities at different stations. Data was collected through assessment rubrics of the musical concepts, individual and focus group student interviews, along with a student opinion survey. The quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, displayed using pie charts and bar graphs, and the qualitative data was analyzed using the comparative method. The findings indicated that there was not a significant change in the speed at which they learned musical concepts, but their mastery rate on each assignment increased, along with more positive feelings about the stations-based approach compared to the traditional teaching method.

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