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ERIC Number: EJ944915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Team Teaching in the Conservatoire: The Views of Music Performance Staff and Students
Wollner, Clemens; Ginsborg, Jane
British Journal of Music Education, v28 n3 p301-323 Nov 2011
Team teaching--two or more teachers sharing the training of a group of students--has only recently been implemented in the curricula of many higher music education institutions. This article reports on a survey of 142 music students and their tutors from three departments (the Schools of Strings, Vocal and Opera Studies, and Wind, Brass and Percussion) in a major British conservatoire. Team teaching had been in use for one year in the first department, five years in the second and 30 years in the third. The extent to which respondents valued team teaching was not, however, related to the length of time it had been in use. Key benefits of team teaching were seen as exposure to new ideas and additional feedback. Respondents suggested a variety of improvements to mitigate drawbacks such as perceived differences between tutors' approaches and limited time for individual tuition. Provided tutors and students communicate effectively with each other and negotiate where necessary, this method of teaching and learning is likely to be beneficial for all.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)