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Baker, William J.; Harvey, Georgina – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Located in a northern Tasmanian government primary school, this study presents the findings of an investigation into the learning behaviours of middle primary (Grade 3/4) students in a collaborative music soundscape task. Recent literature regarding music education and social development are presented and the design of the research described.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Music Activities
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Power, Anne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This report captures the variety of music education research between 2012-2014 and covers a range of topics and events such as the International Society for Music Education (ISME) 2012, Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) 2013 and Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME) 2014.
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Scholarship, Faculty Development
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Naughton, Christopher; Lines, David – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
The three-month "Changing Places" project involved early childhood student teachers working with music students in developing children's music in centres in Auckland, New Zealand. The project set out to challenge the calculative aspect in music learning (Heidegger, 1993). The term calculative in this instance describes learning seen as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Early Childhood Education
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Garvis, Susanne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
Music in early years classrooms is an important learning area for young children. Young children need access to hear different genres of music, learn a variety of repertoire, engage in composing and play musical instruments. With the changing reform agenda in early childhood education however, little is known about the way music is positioned in…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Music, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Bainger, Lucy – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
It has long been known that generalist primary and early childhood teachers struggle with teaching music, due to a lack confidence and skills. This paper discusses some early findings of a phenomenological study which follows a twelve-month collaboration between a music specialist (the researcher) and a small group of early childhood educators in…
Descriptors: Music, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teacher Collaboration
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Nyland, Berenice; Ferris, Jill; Deans, Jan – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
The research described in this paper was carried out in an Australian early learning centre providing pre-school programs for children aged three years to six. The centre has specialist programs embedded and one of these is a music program led by a musician. A recent project, consisting of a staff singing group, was aimed at integrating the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preschool Education, Singing, Preschool Teachers