Surgery or Studio: Music Teaching- learning in a Regional Conservatorium, NSW, Australia
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This study documents and analyzes the environment where music education happens in a regional Conservatorium in New South Wales, Australia. The study aimed to gain insight into the structure, nature and professional practice of a regional conservatorium, and iden- tify innovative pedagogical possibilities. An ethnographic case study was undertaken over one year, with intensity ranging from weeklong immersion schedules to occasional short- term observation of activities. Schwab's (1969) commonplaces of schooling (Milieu, sub- ject matter, students and teachers) were applied as apriori themes, providing a scaffold for preliminary classification and further exploration of the data. Empirical themes were iden- tified as they emerged through data analysis, and subsequently applied. A dominant find- ing of the study underscores that relationship is at the heart of curriculum transfer in the music studio.
Proceedings of the International Society for Music Education 30th World Conference on Music Education
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