Research directions: gender, technology and engagement in music

Ballantyne, Julie and Harrison, Scott (2005) Research directions: gender, technology and engagement in music. In: 27th Australian Association of Research in Music Education Conference, 24-27 Sept 2005, Sydney, Australia.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Ballantyne_Harrison.pdf

Download (213Kb)

Abstract

Beyond sequencing and notation exercises, the traditional music teacher has been somewhat conservative in embracing technology. In a study on the attributes necessary to teach music effectively, pre-service and early-career music teachers did not mention skills and knowledge in technology as highly important (Harrison, 2004; Harrison & Ballantyne, 2005). Experienced teachers, however, acknowledge the need for skills in managing technology as one of the most important aspects of teaching in which proficiency is required (Harrison, 2004). Given that technology is a major part of current education and life practice, and that the current cohort of school students has not known a world without technology, the perceptions of both music teachers and music students are worthy of investigation. Technology is also perceived as a masculine pastime (Comber, Colley & Hargreaves, 1993). The review of the literature reported here indicates that engagement with technology in boys' schools is an area for future research. This paper describes a proposed project that examines pre-service teacher motivation and confidence in the use of technology in schools and which will seek to provide a template for professional learning about music technology in pre-service and in-service phases.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 899
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:31
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: music teachers, technology, gender
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/899

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only