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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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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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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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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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Heinrich, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
Anecdotal evidence suggests that many schools in rural areas, do not operate classroom music programs due to a shortage of qualified staff and with access to tertiary music education rapidly diminishing in regional Victoria, there is little indication that the situation will improve. This paper reports on a mixed methods research project that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary Schools, Rural Areas, Music
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Garvis, Susie; Pendergast, Donna – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
In the middle years of schooling, spanning grades four to nine, it is common practice for generalist teachers to deliver integrated arts education. Research confirms that teacher effectiveness with the arts is influenced by their sense of efficacy, which is derived from a coalition of factors including confidence, competence, subject mastery and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Educational Experience
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Russell-Bowie, Deirdre – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
This paper reports the findings of a study involving 138 NSW preservice generalist teachers and compares them with similar findings from a similar group of students from a previous study. Students' perceptions of their background in formal music education and their confidence in teaching music lessons are analysed. The paper also examines the data…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Music Education, Education Courses
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Munday, Jenni; Smith, Wyverne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Pre-service teacher degree programs are increasingly crowded with subjects covering the wide gamut of knowledge a teacher requires. Ensuring musical knowledge and language for classroom teaching poses a difficult problem for teacher educators. This article examines the challenges of including in the pre-service classroom teaching program a music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Music Theory, Creative Activities
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Garvis, Susanne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
Significant research has been conducted into the positive effects of arts education on social and intellectual development of students across the ages of 10-15 years. Teacher competence for teaching the arts however does not appear to be as positive. A worldwide trend suggests pre-service teachers exhibit low confidence and content knowledge for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Investigations, Self Efficacy, Cognitive Processes