Music teachers Oz online: a new approach to school-university collaboration in teacher education

Ballantyne, Julie and Barrett, Margaret and Temmerman, Nita and Harrison, Scott and Meissner, Ellen (2009) Music teachers Oz online: a new approach to school-university collaboration in teacher education. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 10 (6). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1529-8094

Abstract

This paper provides a description and critical analysis of student perceptions of a nationally funded university teaching development project that aimed to bridge gaps between research, teaching and academic development in music teacher education. Based on research recommendations the project utilised collaboration between schools and universities to develop and implement an innovative online curriculum model. Responses to student evaluation questionnaires and focus group discussions were analysed in order to establish the extent to which this project was contextualised and integrated within the university course. Findings show that students valued the experience of being engaged with authentic online case studies. Through this engagement, students were able to see the interrelationships between school experience and their university studies. The modelled collaboration between schools, universities and the community was perceived as effective by the majority of students and believed to be helpful in future field placements. Recommendations for further research and implications for music teacher education in Australia and beyond are discussed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Arizona State University.
Depositing User: Bulkimport bulkimport
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 16:19
Last Modified: 28 May 2012 01:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: music teacher education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/15884

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