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IP Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Allied Science


Effect of music on learning and retention of concept among the students with mental retardation at primary level


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Author Details: Deepak D Navagare*

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : XXXX

Print ISSN : XXXX

Article First Page : 34

Article End Page : 38


Abstract

The educational system has been revolutionized and changed the style of learning, teaching, communication and providing the information. There is need to use innovative methods in teaching children with mental retardation. The experiment across ten participants assessed the efficacy of music in teaching concept of direction to children with mental retardation at primary level. Students were divided in two groups: experimental and control. While experimental group receive instruction through rhymes with musical components, other group received instruction in a traditional way. The investigation involved t-test; the findings revealed that experimental group performed better in post test in learning and retention: in addition the researcher observed that the attention, concentration and interest were higher in experimental group though it was not a part of the study.

Keywords: Mental Retardation, Music, Learning, Retention.