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Costigan, Lyn; Neuenfeldt, Karl – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2011
The contributions of local community members to Indigenous education can be an important component in curriculum programs. This article explores the contributions of one such dedicated and talented Torres Strait Islander community member: Meuram tribal elder Kapua Gutchen. He teaches at the Erub (Darnley Island) Campus of Tagai College in the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Music, Dance, Indigenous Populations
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Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2011
In this paper I look at what happens when a university music classroom is exchanged for a remote Indigenous community. I explore what happens when pedagogical practices are decolonised and placed into the hands of Indigenous Elders and musicians, and reveal the sorts of musical interactions that transpire when students and Indigenous musicians are…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Musicians, Teaching Methods
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Power, Anne; Bradley, Margaret – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2011
Australian Indigenous music and culture are in the foreground when Australia celebrates itself in international contexts but their inclusion in the school curriculum is sporadic. In New South Wales (NSW), high school music teachers are responsible for educating students about Aboriginal music(s) and culture(s) within a mandatory focus on…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers
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Webb, Michael; Fienberg, Thomas – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2011
This article arises from the authors' belief that there is a need to develop motivating ways for students across Australia to meaningfully encounter Australian indigenous music, the breadth and richness of which is beginning to be conveyed via a diverse range of mainstream media texts. Engaging with theoretical insights from the ethnomusicology of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Nafsi, Julia – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
This article investigates the use of gesture as a pedagogic tool in the one-to-one singing lesson. A brief overview of the main approaches of vocal pedagogy exhibits the longstanding dispute between advocates of a purely factual teaching style and defenders of a more imaginative one and shows that imagery and metaphors have long played a role in…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Singing, Teaching Methods, Nonverbal Communication
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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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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
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Lowe, Geoffrey – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Many young West Australians learn musical instruments through school based elective programs. However, many students drop out from these programs, particularly in lower secondary school. This paper reports on a study I conducted into the motives of 48 lower secondary school students for playing a musical instrument, and the role of the instrument…
Descriptors: Elective Courses, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Musical Instruments
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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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Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
In this time of national curriculum re-thinking, tertiary institutions are positioned to create opportunities amongst pre-service teachers for the cultivation of knowledge, skills and understandings concerning cultural diversity in music education. The demographic profile of the State of Victoria is the most culturally diverse in Australia and the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Student Teachers, Music Education, 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
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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
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Pope, Joan – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Although musical, rhythmical and aural training aspects are at the heart of the Dalcroze approach it was physical educators rather than music educators in Australia who showed more interest. Lillian Mills and Ella Gormley, inaugural supervisors of physical training in WA and NSW respectively, contributed to the awareness of its benefits.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Movement Education
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