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dc.contributor.authorBirch, Heather J. S.
dc.identifier.citationBirch, Heather J.S. (2023, March 11-13). Using a Mobile App to Create Relevant and Participatory Music Learning Spaces. [Presentation]. International Conferences e-Society 2023 and Mobile Learning 2023, Lisbon, Portugal. https://www.mlearning-conf.orgen_US
dc.description.abstractThis case study features pedagogical strategies that were used in the context of a mobile app for learning to encourage relevant engagement and participation. For 20 weeks, a group of 18 piano students, ages 10 through 15, used a mobile app known as PracticeCactus. This self-contained social media platform allowed young participants to create and post audio recordings of their piano practice to share with their peers, which could then be ‘liked’ and commented on. Giving the mobile app to music learners without any direction at first, to provide them with freedom to engage with the app as they chose, resulted in limited engagement, due to individualism and a performance-based mindset. To encourage participatory engagement with the app, four pedagogical strategies were enacted, including: a) inviting students to take on the identity of ‘content creator;’ b) celebrating process over product; c) initiating goal-setting projects; and d) scaffolded instruction. These strategies resulted in the students using the app more frequently, but more importantly, fostered a different type of engagement, i.e., new opportunities for musical thinking and learning. Teachers who want to foster participatory engagement in music learning may benefit from this discussion of pedagogical strategies in the context of a mobile app.en
dc.format.extent8 pagesen_US
dc.publisherIADIS Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2023, Lisbon, Portugal, 11-13 March, 2023en_US
dc.relation.isversionofVideo and audio files for this presentation have been includeden
dc.rightsCopyright, IADIS Press. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMobile appsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCell phones--Uses in Educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshMusic--Study and teachingen_US
dc.subject.lcshEducational technologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshPiano--Study and teachingen_US
dc.titleUsing a Mobile App to Create Relevant and Participatory Music Learning Spacesen_US
dc.conference.locationLisbon, Portugalen_US
dc.conference.name21st International Conference e-Society and 19th International Conference Mobile Learning, March 11-13, 2023en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Educationen_US
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_US[unknown]en_US
dc.subject.keywordHandheld devicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordMobile appsen_US
dc.subject.keywordMusic--Study and teachingen_US
dc.subject.keywordEducational technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordTechnology--Uses in Educationen_US
dc.subject.keywordTeaching methodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPiano--Study and teachingen_US
dc.description.notePaper presented at the 19th International Conference Mobile Learning 2023, Lisbon, Portugal, March 11, 2023.en
dc.description.noteInternational Conference on Mobile Learning (19th : Lisbon, Portugal: March 11-13, 2023)en
dc.description.noteThis paper will be published at a later date in the proceedings of the conference.en

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    Dr. Heather J. S. Birch is the Director of the Bachelor of Education Program and Associate Professor of Education.

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