Revisiting the role of the lecture: integration within a new learning and teaching model

Daniel, Ryan (2005) Revisiting the role of the lecture: integration within a new learning and teaching model. In: Proceedngs of APSMER 2005: 5th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research. From: Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, 14 - 16 July 2005, University of Washington, USA.

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Abstract

In the Australian higher education context, the lecture is traditionally adopted as the principal mode of delivery for learning and teaching across the majority of academic areas. In fact to some extent, the largely one-way dissemination of content to large audiences has been viewed as a fundamental requirement for learning and teaching, despite increasing class sizes and subsequent potential for the reduction in opportunities to both promote and engage in interaction with students. While the study of music has often had the privilege of smaller class sizes, with this scenario offering the opportunity for greater levels of student involvement in the learning process, many courses now involve sizable classes as economic factors impact significantly on higher education. At the same time, recent Government initiatives in raising the profile of learning and teaching have led to many opportunities to revisit existing procedures. This paper outlines the design and trial of a new method of delivery of an introductory music history subject, and which involves a combination of occasional lectures alongside self-paced and modularised study using text/audio resources and an online learning platform. The rationale for and design of the new mode of delivery and course content is initially outlined, after which an overview of student reflective feedback obtained at the conclusion of the course is presented. The findings of this practice-based research project offer a number of implications for higher education learning and teaching.

Item ID: 5023
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: music; music education
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2009 00:01
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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