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Wot Opera: a joyful, creative and immersive experience

A Swainston, N JEANNERET

Australian Society for Mu | Published : 2015

Abstract

The WotOpera High School program has been running since 2008, and over 1,500 students from more than 60 schools from around Australia have participated. This paper describes the work of artists in the WotOpera program at a secondary school in Melbourne during 2014. It describes the process and highlights the pedagogical approaches used and the impact on students in terms of confidence, group collaboration skills, and, musical knowledge and skills. The impact on the participating teachers’ professional development is also considered. This small-scale qualitative project involved interviews, observations and collection and analysis of videos taken from four, five hour workshops conducted over ..

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