Reconceptualising preservice teacher education courses for music teachers: the importance of pedagogical content knowledge and skills and professional knowledge and skills

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Ballantyne, Julie. 2006. "Reconceptualising preservice teacher education courses for music teachers: the importance of pedagogical content knowledge and skills and professional knowledge and skills." Research Studies in Music Education. 26, pp. 37-50.
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Reconceptualising preservice teacher education courses for music teachers: the importance of pedagogical content knowledge and skills and professional knowledge and skills

ERA Journal ID10149
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AuthorBallantyne, Julie
Journal TitleResearch Studies in Music Education
Journal Citation26, pp. 37-50
Year2006
Place of PublicationCrawley, W.A. Australia
ISSN1321-103X
1834-5530
Web Address (URL)http://www.rsme.callaway.uwa.edu.au/home
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[Abstract]: This paper explores the perceptions of early-career music teachers regarding the effectiveness of their preservice preparation. Findings suggest that early-career music teachers' perceptions of effective preparation contrast with their experiences in preservice education, and that their perceptions of a practical course are not reflected in the design of courses in Queensland. Whilst early-career teachers recommend a course that focuses on pedagogical content knowledge and skills and professional knowledge and skills, many courses focus predominantly on general education knowledge and skills and music knowledge and skills. Analysis of interviews suggests that a course that integrates these traditionally separate areas of preservice education, as well as contextualising learning in terms of the realistic roles of music teachers, may prepare preservice teachers more effectively for their future roles.

Keywordsmusic teacher education, teacher education, music teachers, perceptions, effectiveness, Queensland
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsAustralian Catholic University
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