The Practice of Pedagogy

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Title The Practice of Pedagogy
Author Carey, Gemma; Harrison, Scott David
Publication Title Music in Australian Tertiary Institutions: Issues for the 21st Century, the 2007 National Conference of NACTMUS
Editor Catherine Grant
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Griffith University
Abstract Despite its relatively short history in Australian musical academia, a recent survey indicates that over half of Australian music institutions now offer Keyboard/Vocal/Instrumental Pedagogy as a formalised course in their institution at either Undergraduate level or Post-graduate level. While it is clear that the imperative to raise the standard of teaching through formal tertiary training has been addressed by some music institutions in Australia, many pedagogy courses/programs are however restricted to lecture type classes, in abstract form or with artificially created practice teaching exercises. Consequently, young professional musicians are still emerging from their advanced study more often than not better prepared as performers than as teachers. Some researchers argue that the real crux of a successful piano pedagogy program or even one pedagogy course, is and always will be the practical training of current and prospective teachers and this can only be accomplished by a large and successful measure of practice teaching. This paper examines one pedagogy program currently being offered in an Australian tertiary institution. The aim of the paper is to ascertain the effectiveness of the intern program and whether or not the success of the program lies in the practical training of current and prospective teachers that can only be accomplished by a large and successful dose of practice teaching.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 jointly held by NACTMUS and the authors. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 978-1-921291-20-3
Conference name National Council of Tertiary Music Schools (NACTMUS) National Conference 2007
Location Brisbane
Date From 2007-06-29
Date To 2007-07-01
Date Accessioned 2008-02-27
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research; Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
Faculty Queensland Conservatorium
Subject PRE2009-Music
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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