New approaches for using technologies in a connected classroom (2 sessions)

Date: Saturday 27 July
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm, plus optional MYO rehearsal observation
Venue: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Southbank Campus, 234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Session 1: Using Technology to Develop Reflective Performance Practice

Presented by Dr Brad Merrick

In the first session Brad Merrick will highlight the value of using technologies in many forms (audio, video, online resources and personal archives) for the development of student reflection and motivation. Through a reflective practice model and examples of teaching strategies combined with questions linked to activities, new approaches for refining performance will be shared.

Session 2: Assessment + Technology: Reaching Goals of Assessment for Learning

Presented by Dr Carol Johnson

In the second session Carol Johnson will explore assessment with technology. Sometimes it is difficult to find ways for technology to support both assessment for learning while not being too complicated for teachers or students use. In this session, we will look at technologies that can support assessment for learning through feedback loops for music performance and non-performance classes. Underlying teaching strategies and student learning ideas will be explored to help better position the use of technology in assessments.