The intersections of curriculum development: Music, ICT and Australian music education

Jane Southcott, Renée Crawford
2011 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
<span>Recently, in Australia both the </span>National Review of School Music Education<span> and </span>The Australian Curriculum<span> identify the importance of technology in school music education. However, the understanding of music technology, as demonstrated by state and territory curricular guidelines, is limited with technology mostly recognised as a tool. In comparison, contemporary Australian information and computer technology (ICT) curricula appear to have a very different
more » ... ing of how technology can enhance learning in the arts, specifically music. Through a comparison of the Australian States and Territories Years 7-10 curricular guidelines this article compares understandings in the two domains - ICT and the arts (particularly music). The different perspectives on the use of technology in music education can be seen as either using technology as a tool to support instruction in drill-like programs or as a platform for collaborative and creative learning that resonates with students in Australian music classrooms.</span>
doi:10.14742/ajet.987 fatcat:mpci3xekajhd7n3eyl77qrzjbm