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Researcher: Barrett, MS (Professor Margaret Barrett)

Fields of Research

Other education
Specialist studies in education
Learning sciences
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Musicology and ethnomusicology
Education systems
Other creative arts and writing
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
Education assessment and evaluation
Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Higher education
Primary education
Curriculum and pedagogy
Visual arts
Sociology
Health and community services
Educational administration, management and leadership
Personality and individual differences

Research Objectives

Other education and training
The performing arts
Arts
The creative arts
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Health related to ageing
Neonatal and child health
Policies and development
Professions and professionalisation
Technological and organisational innovation
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Employment patterns and change
Other culture and society
Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture

Career Best Publications

'Creative collaboration': an 'eminence' study of teaching and learning in music composition; Psychology of Music
Children's aesthetic decision-making: an analysis of children's musical discourse as composers; International Journal of Music Education
Inventing songs, inventing worlds: the 'genesis' of creative thought and activity in young children's lives; International Journal of Early Years Education
Meme Engineers: children as producers of musical culture; International Journal of Early Years Education
Representation, cognition, and musical communicaton: invented notation in children's musical communication; Musical Communication

Research Publications

'Creative collaboration': an 'eminence' study of teaching and learning in music composition; Psychology of Music
'Its my gift': A case-study of tutor and conductor perceptions of an intensive residential music camp in their lives; 4th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research
A Systems View of Musical Creativity; Praxial Music Education: Reflections & Dialogues
Accessing the child's view: A study of a 5 year olds descriptions and explanations of invented notations; International Music Education Research Symposium
Accessing the Child's View: A Study of a Five-year-old's Descriptions and Explanations of Invented Notations; International Music Education Research Symposium
Aesthetic response; The Child As Musician: A handbook of musical development
Arts and Learning Research; The Journal of the Arts and Learning Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association
Awakening the 'Sleeping Giants'?: The arts in the lives of Australian families; International Journal of Education & the Arts
Beliefs and Values in Music and Education: Implications of 3 Views of Meaning - National Curriculum; IXth National Conference of the Australian Society for Music Education
Children Composing: What Have We Learnt?; Honing the Craft: Improving the Quality of Music Education Xth National Conference of the Australian Society for Music Education
Children Composing: a View of Aesthetic Decision-making; Children Composing: Research in Music Education
Children composing: What have we learnt?; Australian Society for Music Education 10th National Conference
Children's aesthetic decision-making: an analysis of children's musical discourse as composers; International Journal of Music Education
Children's aesthetic decision-making: an analysis of children's musical discourse as composers; International Journal of Music Education
Children's Invented Notations: Initialisation or Externalisation?; SCAA/BBC Education International Music Conference
Children's perspectives of participation in music youth arts settings: Meaning, value and participation; Research Studies in Music Education
Composing a future for Australian music: perceptions of the ASME Young Composers Project; ASME Australian Society for Music Education XIII National Conference
Constructing a view of Children's Meaning-Making as Notators: A Case-Study of a Five-Year-Old's Descriptions and Explanations of Invented Notations; Research Studies in Music Education
Defining Learning Communities; Educational Research, Risks & Dilemmas
Developing Critical Learning Communities Through a Pre-Service Teacher Training Program; The University of the Future and the Future of Universities: Learner-Centred Universities for the New Millennium
Freedoms and Constraints: Constructing Musical Worlds through the Dialogue of Composition; Why and How to Teach Music Composition: A New Horizon for Music Education
Going Beyond The Literal: Probing Children's Musical Thinking As Musical; The 3rd Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research & International Symposium on 'Uragoe' and Gender
Honing the Craft: Improving the Quality of Music Education Conference Proceedings of the Australian Society for Music Education Xth National Conference; Honing the Craft: Improving the Quality of Music Education Xth National Conference of the Australian Society for Music Education
I Hear What You Mean: Music Literacy in the Information Technology Age; More Than Words Can Say
Imaginative reflection: Towards a model for pre-service teacher learning in the arts; Arts and Learning Research
Integrating Music into the Early Childhood Program; Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Invented Notations and Mediated Memory: A Case-Study of Two Children's Use of Invented Notations; Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
Invented notations: A view of young children's musical thinking; Research Studies in Music Education
Invented Notations: A View of Young Children's Musical Thinking; Research Studies in Music Education
Inventing songs, inventing worlds: the 'genesis' of creative thought and activity in young children's lives; International Journal of Early Years Education
Investigating sustained visitor/museum relationships: employing narrative research in the field of museum visitor studies; Visitor Studies
Learning through Research: A Regional University and its Community; International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning
Meme Engineers: children as producers of musical culture; International Journal of Early Years Education
Modal dissonance: An analysis of children's invented notations of known songs, original songs, and instrumental compositions; Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
Music and a Healthy Start; Directions in Education
Music and Language in Education; British Journal of Music Education
Music Appreciation: Exploring Similarity and Difference; International Handbook of Research in Arts Education
Music education and the life beyond school: A case for music literacy; Music Education at the Edge: Needs, Identity and Advocacy
Music education and the natural learning model; International Journal of Music Education
Music Education and the natural learning model; Teaching Music
Music Education and the Primary/Early Childhood Teacher: A Solution; British Journal of Music Education
Music in the Early Childhood Classroom: An Expressive Medium; Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Music learning centres in the K-6 generalist classroom; Association of Music Education Lecturers XIVth Annual Conference
Musical children, musical lives, musical worlds; Children, meaning-making and the arts
Musical communication and children's communities of musical practice; Musical Communication
Perception, Description, and Reflection: Young Children's Aesthetic Decision-making as Critics of Their Own and Adult Compositions; Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
Prelude: Locating the Heart of Experience; International Handbook of Research
Promoting a Cross-Cultural View of the Arts in Education; Intercultural Interation and Development: Converging Perspectives
Provoking the muse: as case study of teaching and learning in music composition; Psychology of Music
Raising boys' achievement? Music as everyday life; International Society for Music Education World Conference
Repertoires for diversity: Effective literacy and numeracy in inclusive schools
Representation, cognition, and musical communicaton: invented notation in children's musical communication; Musical Communication
Research Studies in Music Education; Research Studies in Music Education
Research Studies in Music Education; Research Studies in Music Education
Research Studies in Music Education; Research Studies in Music Education
Research Studies in Music Education; Research Studies in Music Education
Research Studies in Music Education ; Research Studies in Music Education
Researching Children's Compositional Processes and Products: Connections to Music Education Practice?; Children Composing: Research in Music Education
Revista; REvista, Musica, Pisologia Educacau
Seeking a Key to the Art of Composing
Sounds like a new philosophy: A praxial view of the aesthetic in music education; New Sounds for a New Century
Strong poet's society: A quest for educational virtue
Teaching Compositions: Lessons from an 'eminence' study; Sounds Australian
The Analysis of Children's Compositions: Searching for Method?; The First Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research
Thinking about the Representation of Music: A Case-Study of Invented Notation; Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
Toward a 'Situated' View of the Aesthetic in Music Education; The Journal of Aesthetic Education
What if Rationalists wore sombreros?; The International Journal of Learning
Windows, Mirrors and Reflections: A Case Study of Adult Constructions of Children's Musical Thinking; Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
Working to Make a Difference: Music Education Advocacy; Music in Action
Young Voices: New Perspectives; Drama Australia Journal

Research Projects

'Transforming' in the performing arts: bringing into existence a new component of the national curriculum; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Australian Children and the Arts: Meaning, Value and Participation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Developing Song-makers: A Case Study of Music Learning and Teaching; Australian Children's Music Foundation (ACMF)
Disseminating Music Education Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Illuminating Practice: Case Studies of Arts and Cultural Organisations Working with Young People; Australia Council for the Arts (ACA)
Mapping the Novice-expert Continuum in Composing and Performing; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Music as Everyday Life: A Case Study of Learning and Life in an English Cathedral Choir; British Academy (BRAC)
Music as Everyday Life: The Function of Music in the Lives of Young Australian Musicians; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Sound to Symbol: An Investigation of Young Children's Musical thinking as Users of Notation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Composer Teacher: Case Studies of the Teaching of Music Composition; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Visit of Dr Janet Ritterman; British Council (BC)
Windows on aesthetic decision-making: An analysis of children's musical and verbal discourse as composers; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Young Children's World-making through Music: Young Children's Identity Construction in and Through Music; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Effective teaching and learning practices for students with learning difficulties initiatives
Evaluation of the Australia Council's Young People and the Arts Policy and the Young Emerging Artists' Initiative
Knowledge transfer in a learning environment
Little people, big people, make stories

Research Candidate Supervision

"I wouldn't teach any other grade"- A case study of kindergarten teachers' work
"Things Are Always Changing"- Investigating Tasmanian Early Childhood Teachers' Perceptions of Teaching
A study of the relationship between auditory and tactile awareness applicable to string playing and pedagogy.
An Exploration of the Nature of Transformative Learning and Transformative Pedagogy in a High School English Context
AN INVESTIGATION OF THE FACTORS MOTIVATING EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS/EDUCATORS PARTICIPATION AS TUTORS/CONDUCTORS IN COMMUNITY SCHOOL AMATEUR MUSIC CAMPS
Bullying in secondary schools- The experiences of Gay and Lesbian students.
Can Imaginative, Experience-Rich Arts Education Transform Learning and the Learner ?
Capitalising on Community Music- A Case Study of the Manifestation of Social Capital in a Community Choir
Coming Home- University Exchange Students' Narratives of Cultural Re-entry
Computers in education. How we can use computers to enhance visual learning.
Curriculum Reform in an Australian Medical School- A Narrated Journey
Curriculum reform in Australia
Defining transformation and learning
Ethnography of a school play
Exploration and design of teaching strategies appropriate to the development of an appreciation of contemporary art and culture
Guided Tour- A Study of Museums as Sites for Sustained Engagement
How Are After Action Reviews Used As A Learning Tool?
Identity Spaces- Narratives of Being and Becoming a Teacher
Illuminating Musical Lifeworlds- Phenomenological narratives of the musical lifeworlds of five senior secondary school students
Learning to Manage- A Substantive Grounded Theory of Large Bodied Women's Interactions with Medical Professionals
Learning, Identity Work and Music Use in Young Garage Bands
Living with Cystic Fibrosis- A phenomenological study of children, adolescents, young adults and their parents
Orchestral Conducting Pedagogy- A Case Study of Participants' Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Programme
Secondary School English Language Teachers in Mainland China- A Study of their Classroom Practices and their Attitudes towards Methodological and Materials Innovation
Shaping Lives - Shared Stories of the Transformative Power of the Teaching and Learning Experience
Spiritual development in alternative education- examination of the teaching methodologies used and outcomes achieved
Stories lived, told and shared- Tasmanian Drama Teachers' Narratives of Identity
Student Motivation to Participate in an Elective Classroom Music Curriculum- A Case Study of the Multi-Dimensional Aspects of Participation and Motivation
The Conductor-Teacher, Conductor-Learner- An Autoethnography of the Dynamic Conducting/Teaching, Learning Process of an Advanced Level Wind Ensemble Conductor
The Development and Investigation of a Model for Introducing Jazz Education to Secondary School Ensembles
The meaning and value participants attribute to their involvement in a community music programme- A case study of the social, musical and educational outcomes of a community music programme
The nature of people's shared human values, their fundamental human need satisfying activities and social capital within an organisational learning and change environment.
The Rythm of Life- Neural Plasticity and Rhythmic Amusia (A multicase study of individual remidial training programs designed to promote neural growth and.or reassignment based on mapping of cortical areas
What Does Good Visual Art Teaching Look Like? A Case Study of the Perceptions of Four Visual Art Teacher Educators in a Malaysian Higher Education Setting
When Teachers Face Themselves- Enduring Outcomes of Teachers' "Secret Stories" Lived and Shared
Windows and Mirrors- Stories of professional practice viewed through the lens of educational drama
Young children's invented musical notations- relationship to other symbol systems