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Forbes, Melissa – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article reviews relevant literature to provide a rationale for the use of collaborative learning for first year music practice courses at an Australian regional university. Higher music education is still grappling with the challenges posed by the Dawkins Review and ongoing reforms in the sector. These challenges include increased public…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Music Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Arthur, Patricia; Khuu, Sieu; Blom, Diana – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The metronome is a frequently used time-keeping tool in music instrument practice. However, if its speed is set beyond a comfortable level for the performer, their eye movement (EM) patterns can betray pressure that might have been placed on the visual processing system. The patterns of the eyes moving forward or back, (saccades); when the eye…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Eye Movements, Musical Instruments
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Mok, Annie O. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The qualitative study referred to here investigated what a class of undergraduate pre-service music teachers could learn from conducting a piece of action research for primary 5 pupils in Hong Kong. Data were collected from lesson observations, post-lesson conferences with the pre-service teachers, their presentations and individual reflection…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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Voss, Brett – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Education in a contemporary context increasingly requires students to engage with learning technologies. This can present a challenge to both students and teachers who at times struggle to engage with the technical processes involved in navigating these technologies. Outside of formal education settings, on-demand information facilitated through…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Production Techniques
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Joseph, Dawn – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Australia is forged by ongoing migration, welcoming a range of cultures, languages and ethnicities, celebrating a diverse range of the Arts. In this multicultural society, music and dance may serve as a positive medium to transmit and promote social cohesion. I argue that the inclusion of innovative and immersive practice of African music in…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries, African Culture
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Burke, Harry – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Continual changes to Victorian secondary education since the 1990s have severely effected the teaching of classroom music in many schools. Similar to the 1970s-1980s, there is a need for music educators and teachers to develop innovative concepts and insights into teaching school music. From 1975 to 1984, a group of determined women…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Creative Teaching, Instructional Innovation
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Chaseling, Marilyn; Boyd, William E. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
The need for appropriately trained teachers to teach in its schools has been a priority for the Department of Education (hereafter referred to as the Department) since the beginning of public education in New South Wales in the 1850s. This paper presents an overview of the provisions made by the Department for the musical development of its…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Foreign Countries, Departments, Elementary School Teachers
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Nash, Sandra – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Kindergartener and Dalcroze teacher, Heather Gell (1896-1988), brought music to thousands of Australian children and adults. The community touched by Gell was vast: it included her classes in studios and teacher training colleges, "listeners in" to her radio programs, viewers of her television programs, Dalcroze trainees, and people in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Specialists, Music Teachers, Profiles
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Grant, Catherine – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
For several reasons, current models of tertiary education seem unviable. A shifting educational landscape with rising student numbers, an increasingly diverse student cohort, and high levels of student disengagement have led to concerns about the continued relevance of "traditional" teaching and learning methods. At the same time, the…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Garvis, Susanne; Lemon, Narelle – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
The Arts are an important part of curriculum in Australia. While it is an important area of the curriculum, teachers may not share the same views of importance. Views and perceptions about the Arts are formed during the beginning phase of teaching which includes pre-service teacher education. This important period of belief development can provide…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Power, Anne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
Service learning in tertiary education is about partnerships between higher education institutions and communities, as co-generators of knowledge. Arts programs in service learning engage what Rendon (2009) calls "sentipensante" (sensing/thinking) pedagogy, in which critical examinations of ways of thinking and doing sit alongside…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Music Teachers, Service Learning, International Programs
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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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Jeanneret, Neryl; Stevens-Ballenger, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
The Inquiry into the Extent, Benefits and Potential of Music Education in Victorian Schools (Parliament of Victoria Education Committee, 2013) has once again highlighted that further support from the university sector is needed in order to improve the quality of music education in primary schools. The report calls for "a greater focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Elementary Education
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Russell-Bowie, Deirdre – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
Many Australian state primary schools have a policy to use generalist teachers to teach music as well as many other subjects, however research indicates that primary generalist teachers lack confidence and competence to teach music in their classrooms. Added to this, preservice teachers enter their initial teacher education course with little or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Preservice Teachers
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Baker, William J. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
This article explores the capacity of e-learning to deliver positive outcomes in Music education to pre-service teachers, through the experience of Vivienne, a geographically distant, pre-service teacher studying a four year Bachelor of Education degree. The widely reported characteristics of pre-service teachers studying Music education within…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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