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Campayo-Muñoz, Emilia; Cabedo-Mas, Alberto; Hargreaves, David – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2021
This research aims to analyse three dimensions of the interpersonal competences -- active listening, expressive communication and cooperation particularly -- in students attending the third course of elementary piano studies in conservatories in Spain to find interconnections with music learning. The case study investigated three students, all 10…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Cooperative Learning, Music Education, Communication Skills
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Pope, Julia – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2021
This article explores teachers' experiences of establishing and maintaining Indonesian gamelan music programs in Australian schools focusing on their views of the strengths and challenges of those programs. By analysing these experiences, I argue that we can discover important indicators of the factors which affect the long-term vitality and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Carter, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2021
This paper investigates one experienced classroom music teacher's journey in navigating syllabus changes in New South Wales (NSW) secondary schools in the period between 1968 and 1978. A significant dearth of research on teacher education in general, and in particular, in the area of secondary music teaching exists in NSW. This research will add…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Music Teachers, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Keast, Dan A.; Sanchez, Paul – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2021
The COVID-19 public health crisis forced all educators to explore technology in the largest test of online teaching during the spring of 2020. Included in the population of educators were the studio music faculty steeped in a tradition of side-by-side teaching. This research study explored the application of lighting and sound technology adapted…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Music Education
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Svalina, Vesna; Gradištanac, Andrijana – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2021
In this study, we examine how musical play affect the development of musical abilities of first-grade pupils of elementary school. The research consisted of three parts: the initial testing of pupils' musical abilities, holding ten hours of music lessons in which the emphasis was placed on conducting musical play, and the final testing of pupils'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Activities, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Burrows, Joanne; Brown, Judith – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
This paper discusses the results of an anonymous survey completed by 239 Australian piano teachers in relation to the teaching materials and practices used by teachers with piano students aged 12-17, older beginners. The survey, which is part of a broader study investigating constructivism in music education, explores teacher choices and opinions…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Instructional Materials
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Robinson, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
Early-career teachers are referred to in the literature as being in their first few years of teaching experience (Ballantyne & Zhukov, 2017; Dabback, 2018). This research aims to identify current issues that affect the aspirations of early-career secondary school music teachers, including what motivates and engages them in their work and what…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Hendy, Bronwyn – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
This paper presents an account of current literature on the topic of music and memory, supplemented by qualitative research in the form of interviews with seniors who are living with dementia. Music is a strong memory trigger, often linked with emotion, and stored in parts of the brain that, for most people, still function after other memories…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Quality of Life, Futures (of Society)
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Oam, Joan Pope – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
The "West Australian" of June 1919 contains a detailed account of a 'novel educational method'. It was the first public demonstration of the Eurhythmics of Jaques-Dalcroze in Australia. It was held in Government House Ballroom, under the patronage of His Excellency, the Governor of Western Australia, and Lady Ellison-MacCartney. It was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Movement Education, Music Education, Educational History
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Bannan, Nicholas – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
The initial application of evolutionary theory to the universal practice of music-making in humans was at best marginal and at worst dismissive of non-Western musics. Darwin's biography defines an agenda for musicality in the emergence of human culture that is receiving considerable attention in several disciplines, presenting a robust case for…
Descriptors: Music Education, Genetics, Role of Education, Child Development
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King, Fiona – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to share the initial outcomes of a doctoral study about teaching for creativity in primary schools. The investigation inquired into how and why educators teach for creativity and implement creative processes in music, performing arts and generalist classrooms. The key outcomes discussed in this paper refer specifically…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Music Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Miles, Michaela – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
Research has shown that an audience can make a great difference to a musical performance but limited research has explored this with primary school-aged children. Using an action research study, participants from a primary school choir, students in fifth and sixth class formed into a choir through a compulsory singing programme, were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Music Activities, Singing, Performance
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Mikajlo, Ibolya – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
South Australian, Lyndall Hendrickson AM (1917-2017) led a lifetime of achievements as a prodigy, concert violinist, polio survivor, violin instructor and teacher of language and music to non-verbal autistic students. Her career halted when she contracted poliomyelitis at the age of 34. To regain motor skill, Hendrickson researched theories of…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Skill Development, Speech Communication, Autism
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Thorn, Benjamin; Brasche, Inga – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
Good musical education has been shown to have benefits across the curriculum but its delivery in schools is still extremely variable. Part of the problem is that many primary teachers lack skills and/or confidence to offer engaging music programs. In an attempt to find possible solutions to this problem we ran a pilot program of a short series of…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Faculty Development, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation
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Golding, Martina; Hannigan, Shelley – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
Duoethnography and narrative inquiry are used to investigate the perspectives of two experienced teachers from contrasting curriculum specialties, one in music and the other in mathematics within a primary school setting. Initiated by the music teacher, research focuses on the usefulness of embodied and participatory forms of music-making for…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education, Preadolescents
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