Can quality music education take place online?

Daniel, Ryan, and Daniel, Leah (2011) Can quality music education take place online? In: Proceedings of the 2010 and 2011 Magnetic Resonance and Research Conversations Annual Conferences. pp. 11-12. From: Australia New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME) Conferences 2011, 6-8 July 2011, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

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The arts continue to be critical to the fabric of any society and consequently it has become increasingly important for music educators to increase access to and participation in music making by students of all levels and locations. Given the practice-based nature of music and musicianship, and regardless of whether it occurs in formal or informal environments, the formal learning of music has typically involved a student or students interacting with teachers in classrooms and music practice environments. However, the emergence of new technologies and software programs has meant that there is an increasing diversity of ways in which learners can access and engage with content. Therefore, to envisage, create and deliver a meaningful online or external program of learning and study for students in the area of music practice is potentially complex and challenging. This paper overviews the process recently undertaken when converting a face to face music making for children subject to an external (online) environment, and includes an overview of the curriculum transformation process, the views of the educators involved in the delivery, as well as perceptions and evaluations presented by the students involved in this new method. The results offer insights into how students adapt and respond to an online environment as well as provide educators with strategies by which to consider the ways in which they may transform their approach to the delivery of music education.

Item ID: 28545
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
ISBN: 978-0-646-57042-6
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 01:43
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