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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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Power, Anne M.; Powell, Sarah J. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The provision of musical experiences for youth, especially in low socio-economic areas (SES), requires funded support and imaginative resourcing. This paper presents data from the Penrith (NSW Australia) Youth String Program offered in partnership by the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and The Joan Sutherland…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Youth Programs, Low Income Groups, Foreign Countries
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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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Brooks, Wendy – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Lullabies have existed since ancient times, and are sung across all most all cultures to soothe babies and lull them to sleep. As screen media use pervades contemporary familial lives, it is perhaps inevitable that lullabies have been adopted and adapted as repertoire. This recording of lullabies in audiovisual modes has transformed the ways in…
Descriptors: Singing, Sleep, Foreign Countries, Ethnography
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Crooke, Alexander Hew Dale; McFerran, Katrina Skewes – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
The potential for music programs to promote psychosocial wellbeing in mainstream schools is recognised in both policy and research literature. Despite this recognition, there is a dearth of consistent research evidence supporting this link. Authors attribute this lack of consistent evidence to limitations in the areas of research design and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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Davidson, Jayne; Dwyer, Rachael – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
There is substantial evidence in the literature to suggest that professional isolation is a significant problem for music teachers. This paper reports on the results of a survey regarding the professional learning of classroom music teachers (n = 53) from Foundation (also known as Preparatory, Reception or Kindergarten) to Year Nine. Teachers who…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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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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Watson, Amanda; Forrest, David – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Musicians are appointed to positions in professional symphony orchestras--both rank and file and section principals--following a blind audition process. They perform set repertoire works and orchestral excerpts behind a screen. In many higher education programs, musicians focus on learning the orchestral excerpts and instrumental repertoire that…
Descriptors: Musicians, Musical Instruments, Performance, Competence
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Baker, William J.; King, Heidi – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
Learning walks can be defined as ongoing, structured classroom visits by senior teachers and other colleagues intended to gather data about teaching and learning through observation and interaction with students. Used in areas such as classroom teaching, learning walks are designed to support professional learning for educators and encourage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Teachers, Reflective Teaching
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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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Swart, Inette; van Niekerk, Caroline; Hartman, Woltemade – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
An investigation of the influence of trauma on musicians revealed concentration and memory problems as two of the most common symptoms hampering the performance of affected individuals. In many instances where the causes of these problems were related to trauma sequelae, these could clearly be linked to dissociative symptoms. The following…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Intervention, Eye Movements, Musicians
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Grimmett, Helen; Rickard, Nikki S.; Gill, Anneliese; Fintan, Murphy – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
The current paper retrospectively evaluates the efficacy of implementing a large-scale music education program into a regional cluster of Victorian primary schools. The program's primary aim was to increase access and quality of music education for students in these rural schools. The methods utilized to evaluate the program and the discrepancies…
Descriptors: Program Design, Rural Schools, Music Education, Music
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Tomlinson, Michelle M. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
This qualitative study focuses on the intrinsic value of musical understanding and how it is influenced by socio-cultural and educational factors shaping the development of a gifted adolescent. Using Gross's (1993) model of case studies of exceptionally gifted children, the student was identified for her innate abilities, and studied using the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Musicians