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ERIC Number: EJ959372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
A Case Study Exploring the Use of GarageBand[TM] and an Electronic Bulletin Board in Preservice Music Education
Vratulis, Vetta; Morton, Charlene
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v11 n4 p398-419 Dec 2011
This qualitative research study is an exploration of the merit and shortcomings of using a combination of the music software GarageBand[TM] and an electronic bulletin board to facilitate musical and peer learning in a 3-month elementary music methods curriculum and instruction course. A pedagogical objective of this assignment was to increase the interaction among preservice teachers for the purpose of improving the following: (a) their understanding of musical vernacular, genres, and cultures; (b) their appreciation of the relationships among personal, social, and cultural identities; and (c) an introduction to digital learning technologies as a platform for community building. Specifically, sharing their playlists online (as well as their thoughts, feelings, and images about these musical selections) encouraged reflective practice and a process of peer learning, providing opportunities for students to learn about their peers and broaden their participation in a community of inquiry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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