Self-directed Study Sheet 35

Shivan listening to the piano

  1. Observation: Think about what you see and hear in the video.
  2. Interpretation: What can you reasonably infer about the person's musical engagement?
  3. Formative assessment: Suggest a Sounds of Intent Level, Domain & Element
  4. Summative assessment: Suggest a summative assessment (Domain, Level, E•A•X)

Shivan is seated in front of a piano. His teacher is playing a major harmony on the piano that is extended through repetition and an increase in volume. Having been motionless, Shivan becomes animated: rocking, vocalising and, finally, playing a note on the piano himself. It is reasonable to interpret Shivan’s responses as indicating pleasure at hearing the increase in intensity of sound.

Domain, Level, Element:

R.2.B … makes differentiated responses to qualities of sounds that differ (eg loud/quiet) and/or change (eg get louder)

Summative assessment:

R.2.Emerging … consistently reacts to one type of sound