Music Teachers Oz Online: A New Approach to School-University Collaboration in Teacher Education

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Title Music Teachers Oz Online: A New Approach to School-University Collaboration in Teacher Education
Author Ballantyne, Julie; Barrett, Margaret; Temmerman, Nita; Harrison, Scott David; Meissner, Ellen
Journal Name International Journal of Education & the Arts
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United States
Publisher Arizona State University
Abstract This paper provides a description and critical analysis of student perceptions of a nationally funded university teaching development project that aimed to bridge gaps between research, teaching and academic development in music teacher education. Based on research recommendations the project utilised collaboration between schools and universities to develop and implement an innovative online curriculum model. Responses to student evaluation questionnaires and focus group discussions were analysed in order to establish the extent to which this project was contextualised and integrated within the university course. Findings show that students valued the experience of being engaged with authentic online case studies. Through this engagement, students were able to see the interrelationships between school experience and their university studies. The modelled collaboration between schools, universities and the community was perceived as effective by the majority of students and believed to be helpful in future field placements. Recommendations for further research and implications for music teacher education in Australia and beyond are discussed.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 IJEA. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 10
Issue Number 6
Page from 1
Page to 17
ISSN 1529-8094
Date Accessioned 2009-08-11
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research; Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Specialist Studies in Education
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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