Computer-based music technology in teacher education: In theory and practice

Lai Chi Rita YIP

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Computer-based technology, a relatively recent innovation, has taken an important place in both teacher education and in school education. In music teacher education programs, since computer-based music technology has been included in Hong Kong, it is the concern of music teacher educators to know how well their student teachers are implementing what they have learnt, and whether what they have learnt are practical. This paper reports on an investigation of the perception of a class of music student teachers on the curriculum of a computer-based music technology course, the self evaluation of their standard after taking the course and how well they have applied the technology to their music teaching and learning. The data has been collected through a questionnaire administered to the students at the end of a music technology course and then a phone interview of these students when they were teaching in schools. The analysis of the data revealed situations encountered by these music teachers. Recommendations are made regarding further development of the computer-based music technology curriculum in the music teacher education programs. Copyright © 2003 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurriculum innovation in music
EditorsLai Chi Rita YIP , Chi Cheung LEUNG , Wai Tong LAU
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherDept. of Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education
ISBN (Print)9629491346
Publication statusPublished - 2003



Yip, L. C. R. (2003). Computer-based music technology in teacher education: In theory and practice. In L. C. R. Yip, C. C. Leung, & W. T. Lau (Eds.), Curriculum innovation in music (pp. 432-437). Hong Kong: Dept. of Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education.