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Title: 
Developing 21st century competencies through the arts: A case study of a high performing secondary school band in Singapore
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Keywords: 
21st century competencies
Arts education
Music education
Aesthetics
Performing arts
Issue Date: 
2017
Citation: 
Tan, L. (2017). Developing 21st century competencies through the arts: A case study of a high performing secondary school band in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 37(4), 472-482. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02188791.2017.1386087
Abstract: 
The purpose of this study was to examine the development of 21st Century Competencies (21CC) through the secondary school band program. The researcher used ethnographic research methods to document the lived musical experiences of students from a high performing secondary school band in Singapore, captured the voices of the participants through extensive focus group discussions and informal interviews, coded and analyzed the data using the Singapore Ministry of Education’s (MOE) 21CC framework. Findings provide empirical support for MOE’s (2010, 2014) initiatives to developing 21CC through music and the arts. Three interrelated themes–performance, peers and patience–emerged as specific enablers of the school band to nurture 21CC. These enablers, however, may paradoxically be impediments for the development of 21CC; an awareness of how these enablers may sometimes be hindrances is necessary to optimize 21st Century learning through the arts.
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This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Asia Pacific Journal of Education. The published version is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02188791.2017.1386087
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ISSN: 
0218-8791
Other Identifiers: 
10.1080/02188791.2017.1386087
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