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Software Development as Music Education Research

Brown, Andrew R. (2007) Software Development as Music Education Research. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 8(6).

Abstract

This paper discusses how software development can be used as a method for music education research. It explains how software development can externalize ideas, stimulate action and reflection, and provide evidence to support the educative value of new software-based experiences. Parallels between the interactive software development process and established research methods are drawn, with particular focus on action research, case study, and activity theory. A new approach to arts educational research called Software Development as Research (SoDaR) is proposed. The paper includes examples from the author’s use of this approach when developing the jam2jam software to facilitate networked music improvisation experiences for young children.

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ID Code: 8966
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: music education research method methodology
ISSN: 1529-8094
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 14 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:41

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