• 168 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20062019
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Variants: Arellano, Alfredo Bautista, Bautista, A.

I am an Associate Profession in the Department of Early Childhood Education at The Education University of Hong Kong. My area of specialization is teacher professional development (PD), with a special focus on how to support kindergarten teachers in the area of Arts and Creativity, particularly in Music. Born and raised in Spain, I studied Psychology (emphasis: teaching and learning) at Autonomous University of Madrid and Music (classical piano) at Royal Music Conservatory of Madrid (Spain). After completing my PhD, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) and Tufts University (Boston, United States). Subsequently, I joined Singapore's National Institute of Education, where I served as Research Scientist and Assistant Dean (Professional Learning) within the Office of Education Research. During this period, I run a number of research and development projects as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Singapore Teacher Academy for the Arts, and the National Institute of Early Childhood. My work has been published in prestigious academic journals, both domain general (e.g., Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Professional Development in Education, Journal of Curriculum Studies) and specific to Music (e.g., Psychology of Music, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Education Research). I serve as Associate Editor for the journals "Infancia y Aprendizaje / Journal for the Study of Education and Development" and "Psychology, Society, & Education".

Research interests

My area of specialization is teacher professional development (PD). The core idea of my research is the notion of ‘responsive PD’. I claim that for PD initiatives to be transformative and effective, these need to respond to (or be aligned with) the needs, motivations and interests of teachers. Consistent with this notion, my work involves three recursive components: 1) Analysis of classroom practices and teachers’ PD needs; 2) The design and implementation of responsive PD initiatives, resources, or interventions; and 3) The evaluation of impact / effectiveness of PD. In the past, I have conducted research with teachers from preschools, primary, and secondary schools, focusing on several subject matters, and also with teachers from music conservatories. Currently, my primary focus is to investigate how teacher educators and PD providers can best support early childhood teachers in the area of Arts and Creativity, particularly in Music.

 

Professional information

ORCID : 0000-0002-5878-1888

Scopus ID: 35621458100

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Research Outputs 2006 2019

  • 168 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 40 Article
  • 17 Chapter
  • 3 Other contribution
3 Citations (Scopus)
music teacher
Singapore
music
Professional Development
Music Teacher

A careful balancing act: Evolving and harmonizing a hybrid system of ECEC in Singapore

BULL, R. & BAUTISTA ARELLANO, A., Aug 2018, Early childhood systems that lead by example: A comparative focus on international early childhood education. KAGAN, S. L. (ed.). New York: Teachers College Press, p. 155-181

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

early childhood education and care
Singapore
harmonization
speaking
well-being
2 Citations (Scopus)

Arts-related pedagogies in preschool education: An Asian perspective

BAUTISTA ARELLANO, A., MORENO-NÚÑEZ, A., BULL, R., AMSAH, F. & KOH, S-F., 2018, In : Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 45, p. 277-288

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

preschool education
Art
art
Education
art education
2 Citations (Scopus)
music teacher
teacher
primary school teacher
descriptive statistics
cluster analysis