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Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
As a primary school student in the 1960s I learnt the recorder. This paper explores how the recorder became a staple of Australian primary school music programs. At that time recorders were comparatively recently revived Renaissance musical instruments that were adopted by music educators as a way for children and their teachers to engage in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers
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Cheng, Zijia; Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Many students learn to play the piano but some lack the motivation to continue learning. Many students learn for extrinsic reasons. This research will explore understandings about student motivation held by expert piano teachers who have developed strategies to improve their students' intrinsic motivation to begin and continue learning. This small…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers
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Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Globally countries are faced with an aging population and Australia is no different. This creates challenges for the maintenance of well-being which can be enhanced by active engagement in society. There is extensive research that confirms that engagement in music by older people is positively related to individual and community well-being. Music…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Activities, Older Adults
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Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
There is a universality to the sight of groups of children celebrating public events. These groups might be large or small but teachers and students put much time and effort into preparing performances for appreciative audiences. These events occur across cultures and countries, are commonplace and expected but also highly memorable to…
Descriptors: Ceremonies, Music Activities, Cultural Activities, Nationalism
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Southcott, Jane; Cosaitis, Wei – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
The introduction of the influential Orff Schulwerk approach to music education in Australia is generally reported as occurring in the late 1960s. However, this was not the earliest encounters with the pedagogy in Australia. Patricia L. Holmes included Orff materials in teacher inservices in the late 1950s, before she travelled overseas to work…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments
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Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
In this time of national curriculum re-thinking, tertiary institutions are positioned to create opportunities amongst pre-service teachers for the cultivation of knowledge, skills and understandings concerning cultural diversity in music education. The demographic profile of the State of Victoria is the most culturally diverse in Australia and the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Student Teachers, Music Education, Music