Music in higher education: an emergent social learning environment in a regional university

Forbes, Melissa (2013) Music in higher education: an emergent social learning environment in a regional university. In: 11th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (APPC 2013): Opening Doors: The Complete Musician in a Digital Age, 2-6 Jul 2013, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Music in higher education faces challenging times. The digital age has brought with it not only new technologies, but new ways of being. The music students at one regional university are increasingly influenced by and engaging with participatory culture and digital environments in both their musical and private lives. This has an impact on how students learn. It is incumbent upon music higher education to prepare students for portfolio careers in ways which engage students' prior learning and identities, and reflect the broader changes in society. This paper is based on a discussion at the 11th APPC and details the response of one regional Australian university to these issues.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The Proceedings of the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference are open-access and may therefore be republished. Permission of the author should be sought and the APPCA should be acknowledged.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2014 06:18
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 22:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: music; higher education; digital environments; technology
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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