Experiencing change: an inside view from the outside

Joseph, Dawn 2005, Experiencing change: an inside view from the outside, Australian journal of music education, no. 1, pp. 48-55.

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Title Experiencing change: an inside view from the outside
Author(s) Joseph, DawnORCID iD for Joseph, Dawn orcid.org/0000-0002-6320-900X
Journal name Australian journal of music education
Issue number 1
Start page 48
End page 55
Publisher Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0004-9484
Keyword(s) Music -- Instruction and study -- Australia
Music teachers -- Training of
Music -- South Africa
Music -- Africa
Summary As a South African of Indian descent I bring to education in Victoria an intimate knowledge of 'change in progress' and seek to use that for the benefit of my disciplines as a practitioner and teacher, primarily of music at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. In this article, I discuss some of the gains made by Australian teachers through using African music in their settings, and also describe what some of their teaching and learning needs are. This article arises from two research projects that I undertook: with students at Deakin University (2002-2003) and with music teachers who are currently teaching African music in Melbourne, Australia (2004). The student project investigated the potential for using African music to enhance the generic musical experiences, learning, motivation, interest, confidence and competence of non-specialist primary pre-service teachers. The teacher project explored why teachers are embracing change through the use of African music, what type of African music is taught and how it is being taught. In a world that is in a state of almost constant flux, teachers face the challenge to maintain the relevance of the curriculum and to promote openness to the cultural diversity represented in our contemporary Australian society. Both groups report highly positive changes.
Language eng
Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003413

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