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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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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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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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Barton, Georgina; Hartwig, Kay – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
For pre-service music teachers it is important to develop a personal philosophy of music education before entering the teaching profession. Having a philosophy to music education enables students to clearly articulate the meaning of music not only in their own lives but also how this might impact on their practice as a teacher. Many philosophies…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music, Research Methodology
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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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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