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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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Mitchell, Elizabeth; Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
In 1993 the Victorian Music Teachers' Association (VMTA) published a fund-raising cookbook, Prestissimo Food for Agitato Musicians. Community cookbooks provide social historians with valuable windows into the lives and personalities of the contributors. The VMTA cookbook is no exception, bringing individuals into sharp relief and including asides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Associations, Music Teachers, Fund Raising
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Chapman, Helen Kasztelan – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2019
It is almost as if there are two Bartóks -- the amiable collector of Hungarian folk music and the 'infernal' barbarian intent on destroying the music of the past (Gillies, 2010). These two sides of Bartók's character may be seen in such disparate works as "The Miraculous Mandarin" (1919) and his "Suite" No. 2, Op. 4 (1904-07).…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Musical Composition, Music Teachers
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Robinson, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2018
What are the characteristics of an inspiring music teacher? What do students value as important in the interaction and enjoyment of their music classes? This paper explores these questions through the lens of two experienced music educators who give insight into what they believe are the inspiring qualities of music teacher practice. The research…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Influence, Music Education
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Acker, Aleksandra; Jobson, Sarah; Nyland, Berenice – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2017
This paper discusses the value of using video recordings to support reflective practice. We investigated how video can be used to revisit events to evaluate the teaching and learning experience. Video data were used in a child-initiated music project emerging from planned group activities by a music teacher. The quality of the children's…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Learner Engagement, Music Activities, Student Participation
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Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
As a primary school student in the 1960s I learnt the recorder. This paper explores how the recorder became a staple of Australian primary school music programs. At that time recorders were comparatively recently revived Renaissance musical instruments that were adopted by music educators as a way for children and their teachers to engage in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers
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Watson, Amanda – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The Australian Society for Music Education's (ASME) involvement in the development of professional standards for music educators was a significant and active research time in the history of the Society. As ASME celebrates its golden jubilee, it is appropriate to revisit that history and consider the future prospects of subject-specific standards.…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Associations, Standard Setting, Educational History
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Mok, Annie O. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The qualitative study referred to here investigated what a class of undergraduate pre-service music teachers could learn from conducting a piece of action research for primary 5 pupils in Hong Kong. Data were collected from lesson observations, post-lesson conferences with the pre-service teachers, their presentations and individual reflection…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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Fung, Annabella – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
I am a Chinese-Australian musician-educator of over three decades. In this autoethnography, I act as an agent of change by presenting my life as a social project. This assists understanding of a larger relational, communal and political world that moves us to critical engagement, social action and change. Evolutionary psychology asserts that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Ethnography, Musicians, Music Activities
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Cheng, Zijia; Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Many students learn to play the piano but some lack the motivation to continue learning. Many students learn for extrinsic reasons. This research will explore understandings about student motivation held by expert piano teachers who have developed strategies to improve their students' intrinsic motivation to begin and continue learning. This small…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers
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Joseph, Dawn – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Australia is forged by ongoing migration, welcoming a range of cultures, languages and ethnicities, celebrating a diverse range of the Arts. In this multicultural society, music and dance may serve as a positive medium to transmit and promote social cohesion. I argue that the inclusion of innovative and immersive practice of African music in…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries, African Culture
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Davidson, Jayne; Dwyer, Rachael – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
There is substantial evidence in the literature to suggest that professional isolation is a significant problem for music teachers. This paper reports on the results of a survey regarding the professional learning of classroom music teachers (n = 53) from Foundation (also known as Preparatory, Reception or Kindergarten) to Year Nine. Teachers who…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Nafisi, Julia S. A. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
In order to investigate the use of gestures and body-movement as teaching and learning tools in one-on-one voice teaching a survey was conducted amongst members of two professional voice teaching organisations in Germany and Australia. The survey questionnaire implemented a terminology devised by the author that distinguished the movements…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Motion, Human Body, Teaching Methods
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Burke, Harry – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Throughout history, societies have been fascinated with creativity and the creative personality. Researching creativity and its place in music education however has been fraught with difficulties. After sixty years of intensive study mainly in the USA, there is still no accepted methodology for researching creativity or an agreed definition. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational History, Creative Teaching
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Burke, Harry – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Continual changes to Victorian secondary education since the 1990s have severely effected the teaching of classroom music in many schools. Similar to the 1970s-1980s, there is a need for music educators and teachers to develop innovative concepts and insights into teaching school music. From 1975 to 1984, a group of determined women…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Creative Teaching, Instructional Innovation
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