Music-making from the inside: A snap-shot of pre-service teachers' performance process

MacMillan, M 2007, 'Music-making from the inside: A snap-shot of pre-service teachers' performance process', Victorian Journal of Music Education, vol. 1, pp. 14-26.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Music-making from the inside: A snap-shot of pre-service teachers' performance process
Author(s) MacMillan, M
Year 2007
Journal name Victorian Journal of Music Education
Volume number 1
Start page 14
End page 26
Total pages 13
Publisher Australian Society for Music Education
Abstract This paper presents a snap-shot of a highly successful student-initiated small-group performance task undertaken by first year generalist pre-service primary education students. The task formed a major component of the music segment of an arts course that was one of the core subjects in a four year Bachelor of Education degree. The extremely positive outcomes of the performance project are most powerfully demonstrated through the words of the tertiary students themselves, presented here through annotated excerpts of the reflections of the five members of one particularly diverse and articulate group of students. The paper posits that the pre-service teachers' genuine excitement about music, resulting from the development of their sense of themselves as composers and/or hands-on musicians in their own right (rather than as teachers/facilitators alone), together with their enhanced musical skills and confidence, augurs well for increasing the presence and effectiveness of music teaching in the generalist primary classroom.
Subject Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Keyword(s) Music teacher education
performance
composition
generalist primary education
ISSN 1036-6318
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