Lessons to be learned and benefits to be gained from a collaborative school university music teaching experience in an Australian undergraduate teacher education program

Temmerman, Nita (2001) Lessons to be learned and benefits to be gained from a collaborative school university music teaching experience in an Australian undergraduate teacher education program. International Journal of Music Education, 38 (1). pp. 33-42. ISSN 0255-7614

Abstract

An enduring theme within initial teacher education is how to best combine theory with practice. In Australia, this theme is receiving renewed attention as the result of a recent comprehensive review of teacher education. While in the United Kingdom there is widespread use of school-based teacher education, and in the United States professional development schools have been formed, in Australia such partnerships between schools and universities are not as developed. There is substantial scope for real improvement in the construction of collaborative partnerships, in order to provide both greater opportunity to put theory into practice and to make the theory more relevant and meaningful. This paper describes a collaborative initiative in music education — an area that beginning generalist classroom primary teachers appear to receive minimal if any opportunity for practice within school-based professional experiences. It discusses both the lessons learned and benefits derived from the school/university collaboration for all partners.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Prof. Nita Temmerman
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:14
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 07:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: new teachers; teaching theory; practice; teacher education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190407 Music Performance
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1177/025576140103800104
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2741

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