What makes the Boy from Oz good? Hugh Jackman and the pedagogy of excellence

Quin, Robyn and Hunt, Lynne and Sparrow, Heather (2005) What makes the Boy from Oz good? Hugh Jackman and the pedagogy of excellence. Journal of Educational Enquiry, 6 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1444-5530

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With this paper we present the findings of a qualitative study providing baseline information on staff attitudes towards learning in a performing arts setting. The pedagogy for learning in performing arts courses has arisen, in part, from master-apprenticeship relationships between students and expert practitioners. This study is an exploration of how these traditional patterns of learning translate to a university environment and of the pedagogical expectations and processes of actors, singers and dancers. The location of this study is the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia (WAAPA@ECU). It is an elite training school for students wishing to pursue careers on the screen and stage as actors, dancers, musicians or producers/directors. The study was prompted by a recognition that WAAPA@ECU produces nationally and internationally recognised 'excellent outcomes'. It is, therefore, informed by an interest in the pedagogy of excellence in a performing arts setting.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 07 May 2010 07:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: performing arts pedagogy; expert practitioners; WAAPA; Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8004

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