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School of Teacher Education
+64 3 3694142
I have an experiential teaching philosophy which is located in a socio-cultural epistemology where students learn by doing in an inclusive context.
I am interested in the use of a range of digital technologies in the secondary music classroom. Of particular interest is how new developments in software such as looping and sequencing software may be changing teaching strategies. Connected with this is an ongoing exploration of the range of pedagogical strategies teachers are using that incorporate digital technology whilst navigating their way through a curriculum that encourages musics of many styles and genres. I am also interested in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) with a focus on how we work to prepare beginning teachers for the challenges of working with young people in the 21st century. As part of this inquiry I am interested in looking at the concept of curriculum in the 21st century and what and how we teach young people to ensure cultural competency, inclusion, resilience and a desire to become a lifelong learners.