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Researcher: Baker, WJ (Dr Bill Baker)

Fields of Research

Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Education
Higher Education
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Special Education and Disability
Continuing and Community Education
Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)

Research Objectives

Education and Training Systems
Learner and Learning Processes
Education and Training
Learner and Learning Achievement
Teacher and Instructor Development
Learner Development
Pedagogy
Gender Aspects of Education
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)

Career Best Publications

Arts education academics’ perceptions of eLearning & teaching in Australian early childhood and primary ITE degrees; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Generating Cultural Capital? Impacts of artists-in-residence on teacher professional learning; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
The use of journaling in the development of student engagement and confidence with the teaching of music in an Australian early childhood and primary teacher education degree: A new perspective of an old problem; Australian Journal of Music Education

Research Publications

A snapshot of visual arts education in Tasmanian K-6 classrooms; Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference
Arts education academics’ perceptions of eLearning & teaching in Australian early childhood and primary ITE degrees; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Assessment: Not a Covert Mission; Music in Action
E-learning in the music and visual arts education of pre-service teachers: Academic perspectives; 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Encouraging appropriate learning behaviours: Aligned assessment practices within a pre-service music teacher education course; NZARE: New Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference
Essential Learning in the Performing Arts; Music in Action
Fully online learning in a preservice teacher music education unit in Australia: Student perspectives; 30th World Conference on Music Education
Fully online teaching and learning in a pre-service teacher unit in music education; Australian Society for Music Education XVIII National Conference 2011
Generating Cultural Capital? Impacts of artists-in-residence on teacher professional learning; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Intergrated arts curriculum: An interdisciplinary approach; Celebrating Musical Communities
Learning centres in primary and early childhood music education; Victorian Journal of Music Education
ManChoir: boys’ perspectives of participation in an all-male choir in a Tasmanian, co-educational school; ASME XXth National Conference 2015
Musical Understanding: Proceedings of the Australian Society for Music Education XVII National Conference; Australian Society for Music Education XVII National Conference
Nurturing the research spirit: The ivory tower and the teaching-research nexus in developing early career reasearch; AARE
Participatory learning walks: reflective practice for the conductor-music educator; Australian Journal of Music Education
Performing arts organisations as education providers; Opening the umbrella: an encompassing view of music education ASME XII
Questioning assumptions. Vivienne: a case study of e-learning in music education; Australian Journal of Music Education
Redefining the conductor as conductor-music educator; Australian Society for Music Education XIX National Conference
Redefining the learning walk: An innovative approach to reflective practice for the conductor-music educator; Australian Society for Music Education XIX National Conference
Student Perceptions of Problem-Solving in and through Music in the Senior Primary Classroom; NZARE: New Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference
Student use of demonstration videos as learning tools in fully online arts education; 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood and Primary Education; Cambridge University Press
Teaching the arts: Early childhood and primary education; Cambridge University Press
The application of a student engagement framework to the teaching of music education in an e-learning context in one Australian University; 4th Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society
The arts pale behind literacy and numeracy; Education Review
The collaborative learning behaviours of middle primary school students in a classroom music creation activity; Australian Journal of Music Education
The use of journaling in the development of student engagement and confidence with the teaching of music in an Australian early childhood and primary teacher education degree; NZARE: New Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference
The use of journaling in the development of student engagement and confidence with the teaching of music in an Australian early childhood and primary teacher education degree: A new perspective of an old problem; Australian Journal of Music Education
Using video to cross the boundary between arts education and online learning in a preservice teacher education degree: Student perspectives; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Using visual arts to encourage children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to communicate their feelings and emotions; Open Journal of Social Sciences
Visual arts education, teacher choice, accountability and curricula in Tasmanian K-6 primary schools; Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference

Research Projects

An Investigation of the Impact of Artist/Teacher Partnerships on Teachers' Discourse and Pedagogy of Creativity; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Learning, Identity Work and Music Use in Young Garage Bands
The Conductor-Teacher, Conductor-Learner- An Autoethnography of the Dynamic Conducting/Teaching, Learning Process of an Advanced Level Wind Ensemble Conductor