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Rytmikträning och dess påverkan på arbetsminnet - en kvasiexperimentell studie

Alkeby, Sara (2010)
Malmö Academy of Music
Abstract
Eurhythmics influence on working memory - a quasi-experimental study
The current study examines the effect of Eurhythmics training on verbal working memory. The participants were one school class of 6 year old children, equally divided in one experiment and one control group. The study included 10 training occasions during 5 weeks. The experiment group was trained with Eurhythmic exercises, with emphasis on rhythm and memory, assumed to have great effect on working memory, while the control group participated in Eurhythmic lessons, without emphasis on rhythm and memory, assumed to have little effect on working memory. The study is based on research on the importance of music training on human cognitive development and its effect on... (More)
Eurhythmics influence on working memory - a quasi-experimental study
The current study examines the effect of Eurhythmics training on verbal working memory. The participants were one school class of 6 year old children, equally divided in one experiment and one control group. The study included 10 training occasions during 5 weeks. The experiment group was trained with Eurhythmic exercises, with emphasis on rhythm and memory, assumed to have great effect on working memory, while the control group participated in Eurhythmic lessons, without emphasis on rhythm and memory, assumed to have little effect on working memory. The study is based on research on the importance of music training on human cognitive development and its effect on working memory. The results of this study verify the hypothesis that Eurhythmics training, with emphasis on rhythm and memory, improves verbal working memory. The result showed a significant improvement of verbal working memory for the experiment group in comparison with the control group. This preliminary study opens up the possibility to form a Eurhythmics training program for working memory addressed to students with impaired working memory, along with continued research concerning Eurhythmics effect on human cognitive development. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Den aktuella studien undersöker effekten av rytmikträning på verbalt arbetsminne. Deltagarna var en skolklass 6-åriga barn, jämnt indelade i en experimentgrupp och en kontrollgrupp. Studien omfattade 10 träningstillfällen under 5 veckor. Experimentgruppen tränades med rytmikövningar, med tyngdpunkt på rytm och minne, som antogs ha stor effekt på arbetsminnet medan kontrollgruppen deltog i gängse rytmikundervisning, utan fokus på rytm och minne, vilken antogs ha liten effekt på arbetsminnet. Uppsatsen utgår från forskning kring musikträning och dess betydelse för människans kognitiva utveckling samt vad den har för effekt på arbetsminnet. Denna studies resultat verifierar hypotesen att rytmikträning, med tyngdpunkt på rytm och minne,... (More)
Den aktuella studien undersöker effekten av rytmikträning på verbalt arbetsminne. Deltagarna var en skolklass 6-åriga barn, jämnt indelade i en experimentgrupp och en kontrollgrupp. Studien omfattade 10 träningstillfällen under 5 veckor. Experimentgruppen tränades med rytmikövningar, med tyngdpunkt på rytm och minne, som antogs ha stor effekt på arbetsminnet medan kontrollgruppen deltog i gängse rytmikundervisning, utan fokus på rytm och minne, vilken antogs ha liten effekt på arbetsminnet. Uppsatsen utgår från forskning kring musikträning och dess betydelse för människans kognitiva utveckling samt vad den har för effekt på arbetsminnet. Denna studies resultat verifierar hypotesen att rytmikträning, med tyngdpunkt på rytm och minne, förbättrar verbalt arbetsminne. Experimentgruppen visade en signifikant förbättring av verbalt arbetsminne jämfört med kontrollgruppen. Denna inledande studie öppnar upp möjligheten att forma ett rytmikträningsprogram för arbetsminnesträning riktat till elever med nedsatt arbetsminne samt fortsatt forskning angående rytmikträning och rytmikundervisning samt dess effekt på människans kognitiva utveckling. (Less)
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Alkeby, Sara
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Rytmikpedagogik, rytmikmetoden, rytmikträning, arbetsminnesträning, musikträning, skolprestation, Eurhythmics pedagogy, Eurhythmics training, working memory training, music training, academic performance
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Swedish
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1712302
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2010-11-02 16:13:05
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  abstract     = {Eurhythmics influence on working memory - a quasi-experimental study
The current study examines the effect of Eurhythmics training on verbal working memory. The participants were one school class of 6 year old children, equally divided in one experiment and one control group. The study included 10 training occasions during 5 weeks. The experiment group was trained with Eurhythmic exercises, with emphasis on rhythm and memory, assumed to have great effect on working memory, while the control group participated in Eurhythmic lessons, without emphasis on rhythm and memory, assumed to have little effect on working memory. The study is based on research on the importance of music training on human cognitive development and its effect on working memory. The results of this study verify the hypothesis that Eurhythmics training, with emphasis on rhythm and memory, improves verbal working memory. The result showed a significant improvement of verbal working memory for the experiment group in comparison with the control group. This preliminary study opens up the possibility to form a Eurhythmics training program for working memory addressed to students with impaired working memory, along with continued research concerning Eurhythmics effect on human cognitive development.},
  author       = {Alkeby, Sara},
  keyword      = {Rytmikpedagogik,rytmikmetoden,rytmikträning,arbetsminnesträning,musikträning,skolprestation,Eurhythmics pedagogy,Eurhythmics training,working memory training,music training,academic performance},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rytmikträning och dess påverkan på arbetsminnet - en kvasiexperimentell studie},
  year         = {2010},
}