An entrepreneurial music industry education in secondary schooling: The emerging professional learning model

Kelman, Kristina (2015) An entrepreneurial music industry education in secondary schooling: The emerging professional learning model. MEIEA Journal, 15(1), pp. 147-173.

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Abstract

There is widespread agreement that entrepreneurial skills are crucial for young people today, yet there are few studies of high school students engaging in entrepreneurship education that might prepare them for music industry careers. This study has been developed in response to these challenges. It explores a group of high school students (15 – 17 years) who alongside their teacher, have co-designed, developed and driven a new business venture, Youth Music Industries (YMI) since 2010. This venture staged cycles of differently scaled events featuring young artists for a young audience. The project was designed to give students a real business situation for developing their project management skills and a broader understanding of working in the music industry. Informed by concepts of social capital and communities of practice, the study examines the process of learning with and through others. This high-stakes environment increased their sense of presence and participation and made it possible for these young people to distribute expertise and learn from each other in a reciprocal and more democratic way. The ongoing success of this organisation can be attributed to the entrepreneurial competencies students developed. The resulting model and design principles talk to an ongoing challenge that has been identified in music education, and creative industries more generally. These principles offer a way forward for other music and creative industries educators or researchers interested in developing models of, and designs for, nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset.

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ID Code: 86120
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Music Industry, Entrepreneurial competency, Communities of Practice, Social Capital, Design-based research, Music education
ISSN: 1559-7334
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author
Copyright Statement: This article has been published in MEIEA Journal, 15(1), pp. 147-173. Permission has been granted by the publisher and author for a copy of the article to appear here (http://eprints.qut.edu.au).
Deposited On: 02 Aug 2015 22:11
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 21:39

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