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Variants: Arellano, Alfredo Bautista, Bautista, A.

I am an Associate Professor 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

Formación y desarrollo profesional en docentes de interpretación musical: Propuestas para cambiar concepciones y prácticas

BAUTISTA ARELLANO, A., May 2020, Aprender y enseñar música. Un enfoque centrado en los alumnos. Madrid: Morata, p. 381-410

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Gross motor teaching in preschool education: Where, what and how do Singapore educators teach?

    BAUTISTA ARELLANO, A., MORENO-NÚÑEZ, A., VIJAYAKUMAR, P., QUEK, E. & BULL, R., 2020, In : Infancia y Aprendizaje. 43, 2, p. 443-482

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Ideas de los profesores de instrumento de conservatorio sobre las funciones y finalidades de la evaluación

    GONZÁLEZ ROYO, A. & BAUTISTA ARELLANO, A., Jan 2020, In : Foro de Educacion. 18, 1, p. 147-166

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Policy strategies to remedy isolation of specialist arts and music teachers

    BAUTISTA ARELLANO, A., STANLEY, A. M. & CANDUSSO, F., Apr 2020, In : Arts Education Policy Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)