ERIC Number: EJ856435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Video-Conferenced Music Teaching: Challenges and Progress
Riley, Patricia E.
Music Education Research, v11 n3 p365-375 Sep 2009
This article reports on a study that aimed to explore general classroom music teaching and learning via video-conferencing between pre-service music teachers in the USA, and students at an elementary school for underprivileged children in Mexico. This study examines the challenges, progress and lessons learned as interactions within this developing medium are refined. Data include researcher narrative, teacher reflections and student writings collected over a two-year period. Results indicate that there are benefits and drawbacks to teaching and learning in the video-conferenced environment. The implication for music education is that video-conferencing is a feasible way of facilitating music teaching and learning between teachers and students in distant locations anywhere in the world, and music educators should consider this opportunity for increased musical exchange and cultural interaction.
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Distance Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Reflection, Educational Researchers, Personal Narratives, Interactive Video, Video Equipment, Video Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States