Journal article

Self-efficacy issues in learning to teach composition: A case study of instruction

N Jeanneret, RH Cantwell

Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology | Published : 2002


Secondary music specialists at the University of Newcastle combine the study of education, music and music education within a Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Music double degree structure. Despite their specialist study of music and considerable musical background, they echo the sentiments of many music educators (for example, Beauchamp, 1997; Jeanneret, 1997; 2000) in voicing their lack of confidence in teaching composition in the classroom setting. This paper outlines the results of the refinement of a composition module included in the third year secondary methods subject that endeavours to not only provide students with strategies for the classroom but also build their confidence to imp..

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