Music Teachers Oz is a new website which explores developments in Australian musical education and provides opportunities for students and teachers to discuss research and practice.
The Music Teachers Oz website utilises problem-based learning and assessment techniques to assist preservice teachers in thinking about the practice of music education.
It is part of a project run by The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, which was developed by lecturers and staff at the University of Southern Queensland, Griffith University, University of Tasmania and Charles Sturt University.
Connecting teachers and students
The Carrick Institute project runs across four universities, thus offering lecturers, teachers and students opportunities to network and collaborate.
Project coordinator Dr Julie Ballantyne said:
â€˜Teachers can benefit by connecting with other teachers and helping one another with issues in music educationâ€”sharing resources, news items and innovative practices.'
The recommendations of The Carrick Institute project and Music Teachers Oz website will be used to produce new curriculum models for Australian musical education.
'We encourage all teachers interested in music education to go online and get involved in this exciting initiative,' said Dr Ballantyne.
Visit Music Teachers Oz website.
Visit The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education website.