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Students composing music in a cognitive apprenticeship interdisciplinary online curriculum: An analysis of systemic issues in the MUSYC-IT program
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, , , James Cook University, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Music Uniting Schools, Youth, and Communities through Information Technologies (MUSYC-IT) is an innovative multidisciplinary program offered to Grade 5-8 students in Schools of Distance Education and small rural schools. Students conduct an oral history interview, reinterpret this as a lyric, compose a melody to that lyric using computer software in a cognitive apprenticeship model through mentoring by experts via the Internet. The paper analyses 764 emails to identify the issues involved. The findings reveal four major themes: information technologies; intersystemic development; implementation and delivery; and student learning and outcomes. Technological gliches, variability in mentors, commitment of participants, maintenance of the status quo were major issues. Most students completed their song and presented it publicly; principals, parents, and students request it be continued.

Citation

York, F., Rigano, D. & Henderson, L. (2002). Students composing music in a cognitive apprenticeship interdisciplinary online curriculum: An analysis of systemic issues in the MUSYC-IT program. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 763-768). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 16, 2021 from .

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