• Josephine Brereton

Week Eleven

5/23/2019

This lecture gave me the opportunity to reflect upon myself as a music teacher and how my own beliefs about music education have changed as a result of what I’ve learned throughout this semester through this unit, the readings provided and my own research. The reading this week and my experiences over the semester have indicated the importance of learning by doing. In the case of Orff music, children are encouraged to learn music by making music, while Rowley highlights the importance of real world experiences in educating tertiary music students and assisting them in the transition between student and professional. Furthermore, she emphasises the importance of ePortifolios and their role in assisting students to reflect on their learning and develop critical thinking skills. I think this has emphasised the importance of this ePortfolio in my own learning as I think it will help me not only track my progress and growth as a music educator, but allow me to reflect more thoroughly on what I am learning throughout my degree. Rowley, J (2019). The musician as teacher: Early career experiences of music teaching and leadership explored through an ePortfolio learning space. Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education. DOI: 9780367077334 ​ Skills every music teacher needs - primary and high school | insidethismusicbox. (2019, Jan 11) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpxyvRVvbvc&feature=share

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