The use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the Scottish music curriculum: a focus group investigation of themes and issues

Charles Byrne, Raymond A.R. MacDonald

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    This study investigated the main issues identified by teachers in the use of information and communication technology (I&CT) in the music curriculum in Scotland. Teachers' views and opinions were elicited using a focus group methodology. Main issues emerged within the broad headings of Curriculum and Pedagogy, and Management and Infrastructure. Generally, teachers acknowledged the benefits that I&CT brings to their teaching and to the improved learning of students but remain anxious that the perceived trend toward more use of I&CT in the teaching, assessment and management of the curriculum will require major strategic planning and investment by schools and local authorities.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages263-273
    Number of pages10
    JournalMusic Education Research
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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    • ICT
    • Scottish music curriculum
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