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dc.contributor.convenorM. Meagher
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Donald Edwin
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Andrew Robert
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Amber
dc.contributor.authorPhilipson, Alanna
dc.contributor.editorM. Meagher & G. Carroll
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T22:18:08Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-02T01:11:57Z
dc.date.available2017-03-02T01:11:57Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-07-07T22:18:08Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/61178
dc.description.abstractThe need for concerted action to address the predicted increase in chronic disease and to improve health and well-being within Aboriginal communities is increasingly recognised and the school community is an important setting for these efforts. Aims: This project examines how music technology can work to improve Indigenous health and wellbeing by creating a sustainable program for Indigenous youth to engage in collaborative music making activities using interactive music technology. Methods: Network jamming using the collaborative audio-visual performance software ‘GarageBand’ allows Indigenous youth to engage in music making activities using interactive music technology based on iPads. Used as a musical instrument, this software enables students to build basic skills of exploration and improvisation and encourages performance. The project is being conducted at a school administered and managed by the Indigenous community in Brisbane, Australia. Outcomes: Our work operationalises the concept of ‘meaningful engagement’ and its relationship with acts of music composition. The pleasure and satisfaction of making music is acknowledged as having the potential for expressive development and an intuitive connection with the school world of knowledge and meaning generation. Teachers have adopted the project with enthusiasm, seeing it of value in its own right and also as a pathway to promote learning in other curriculum areas. The project uses a pre-/post intervention study design using quantitative and qualitative approaches across the whole school, with surveys, informant interviews, observation using a ‘Meaningful Engagement Matrix’ and capacity-building framework, and video footage. Implications: Achievement of the project purpose should contribute to building evidence for a best practice model, using computational automation, for increasing and retaining Indigenous students in an education program, and for building self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience.
dc.description.peerreviewedNo
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.publisherwww.artsandhealth.org
dc.publisher.placeSydney, NSW
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.artsandhealth.org.au/conferences/the-art-of-good-health-and-wellbeing-sydney-2013.html
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameThe Art of Good Health and Wellbeing
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleThe Art of Good Health and Wellbeing: 5th Annual International Arts and Health Conference 12 - 14 November 2013
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2013-11-12
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2013-11-14
dc.relation.ispartoflocationSydney, NSW
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth Promotion
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111712
dc.titleMusic technology and collaborative music making: a pathway to health and wellbeing for Indigenous students?
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)
dc.type.codee3
gro.facultyGriffith Health Faculty
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBrown, Andrew R.
gro.griffith.authorStewart, Donald E.
gro.griffith.authorHansen, Amber


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