Teachers' application of arts rich practice - Musical futures professional learning and online mentorship program

N Jeanneret, JG Stevens-Ballenger, RL Mclennan

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne | Published : 2014


The aim of this study was to extend the capacity of regional primary and middle years teachers to engage in arts-rich practices in schools through the provision of a two-day Musical Futures professional learning workshop at Trafalgar PS that specifically targeted the primary classroom. The model of delivery in this project was industry based rather than university designed, and the academics were involved as researchers only, observing the workshop and gathering data, which involved observation, interviews and surveys to track the post workshop engagement of the participants. The project was over a fifteen-month period.