Preparing arts educators online for the teaching profession: Connecting a creative community

Sharon Lierse

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    Abstract

    Charles Darwin University (CDU) offers education courses for students who want to teach in Australian schools. The university is unique due to its geographic location, proximity to Asia and the Indigenous population. Many courses are offered fully online including music education for pre-service teachers. This shift has presented both opportunities and challenges. The study is an investigation of reviewing music courses to be delivered fully online using Participatory Action Research as the methodology. The four steps for the research are as follows: planning a change; acting and observing the processes and consequences of change; reflecting on the processes and consequences; and replanning to start the cycle again. The reflection and replanning stage of the course are especially important because courses need to be updated regularly to keep up with policy developments. It is anticipated that by the end of the semester, the aspects of the course which have been successful, and the ones which will require extensive reviewing will become prevalent. Through this process of rewriting, reviewing and reflecting, a fully online music education course will be able to be delivered successfully to music education students in the Asia-Pacific region.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 10th Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research
    Subtitle of host publicationMusic Education for the Future Generation
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event10th Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research - Hong Kong
    Duration: 10 Jul 201513 Jul 2015

    Conference

    Conference10th Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research
    Period10/07/1513/07/15

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