But I Can Practise Piano on my iPad

Justina Fernandes, Jon Mason

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    Abstract

    This chapter raises questions concerning the role of digital technology in facilitating music education in primary schools, particularly in Australia. For example, how might best practices in using technology support music education, given the pace of technological change? Are current policies and practices surrounding teacher training serving the goals of music education? Should technology innovation or educational philosophy determine the direction of music education, or does posing such a question mask the mutually informing nature of these key influences? Building upon an initial student inquiry during 2014, this chapter considers changes in education triggered by innovation in digital technology, as well as the contemporary situation in Australian primary school music education, and it provides advocacy for technology-infused music teaching and learning in primary schools into the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChallenges in Global Learning
    Subtitle of host publicationDealing with Education Issues from an International Perspective
    EditorsA Lian, P Kell, P Black, K Yew Lie
    PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
    Pages375-393
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)1-4438-9980-1, 9781443899802
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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    Fernandes, J., & Mason, J. (2017). But I Can Practise Piano on my iPad. In A. Lian, P. Kell, P. Black, & K. Yew Lie (Eds.), Challenges in Global Learning: Dealing with Education Issues from an International Perspective (pp. 375-393). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.