'How can the creative arts possibly be taught online?' Perspectives and experiences of online educators in Australian higher education

Burke, Katie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1086-8981 (2020) 'How can the creative arts possibly be taught online?' Perspectives and experiences of online educators in Australian higher education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1359-866X

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Abstract

Many universities in Australia and internationally now offer education degrees entirely online, without any requirement for face-to-face learning on university campuses. The transition to online learning has occurred rapidly, and has had particularly strong uptake in Initial Teacher Education. This paper examines the perspectives and experiences of eight academics in Australian higher education who teach creative arts courses to pre-service teachers via online modes of delivery. Research indicates that insufficient opportunities have existed for some time in adequately providing opportunities to preservice teachers to develop the arts teaching and learning skills, and these concerns are potentially compounded in online contexts which do not readily permit the interpersonal, kinaesthetic and collaborative engagement with arts-specific materials and processes that are usually central to creative arts learning. Using in-depth interviews and thematic analysis, the researcher sought to understand the individual perspectives and experiences of arts academics who now deliver creative arts learning in teacher education online. The research reveals that arts learning must be significantly re-imagined for the online learner, that the potential to do this can be realised, but that additional support will be required to ensure this is a consistent reality.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 01:14
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 00:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online learning; e-learning; creative arts; arts education; praxis
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2020.1777531
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38846

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