- Commentary Critical Reflections and Future Action
- Politics, Policy, and Music Education
- Instrumental Teachers and Their Students: Who's in the Driver's Seat?
- University Professors and the Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Pride and Professionalism in Music Education
- Pondering the Grand Experiment in Public Music Education
- Music Education and Some of Its Subfields: Thoughts about Future Priorities
- Music Education: An Unanswered Question
- Improving Primary Teaching: Minding the Gap
- International Music Education: Setting up a Global Information System
- The Responsibility of Research in Defining the Profession of Music Education
- Constructing Communities of Scholarship in Music Education
- Internationalizing Music Education
- Emotion in Music Education
- Music Education from a Slightly Outside Perspective
- Research Issues in Personal Music Identification
- Preparation, Perseverance, and Performance in Music: Views from a Program of Educational Psychology Research
- Music Therapy in Schools: An Expansion of Traditional Practice
- Embracing New Digital Technologies: Now and into the Future
- Challenges for Research and Practices of Music Education
- All Theoried Up and Nowhere to Go
- Make Research, Not War: Methodologies and Music Education Research
- The Preparation of Music Teacher Educators: A Critical Link
- Music and the Arts: As Ubiquitous and Fundamental as the Air We Breathe
- There is Nothing Complex about a Correlation Coefficient
- Dewey's Bastards: Music, Meaning, and Politics
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This article assesses the impact of new digital technologies on music education. It argues that music teachers have an obligation to understand and integrate the technologies that students bring into their classrooms. New digital technologies must be seen as instruments in their own right, and used to facilitate the development of knowledge and innovative approaches to exploring and understanding music among various emerging learning communities.
Bradley Merrick completed a master of education at the University of Western Sydney, followed by a doctorate of philosophy in music education at the University of New South Wales, after completing his undergraduate study. He is an experienced musician and educator, having taught in state, Catholic, and independent schools in New South Wales, while also having performed professionally for many years. He is Director of Research in Learning at Barker College, where he teaches secondary music and oversees research projects. He has written several music textbooks for secondary students and specialises in the use of new technology in music education, having presented nationally and internationally in this field. His research interests include classroom teaching practice and emerging pedagogies, combined with the investigation of new technologies and their use amongst students. He has a particular interest in student motivation and self-regulation, combined with different learning styles and their influence upon understanding.
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