Music lecturers' professional development through distant coteaching between two universities in Finland

Lenita Hietanen, Anu Sepp, Heikki Ruismäki

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Abstract

At present, the idea of teacher professional development is widely highlighted in education. The present qualitative study examines whether coteaching in collaboration between music lecturers at two universities could enable their professional development and improve student learning. Our study consisted of piano courses in two independent primary school teacher education programs. In this conceptual work, it appears that the definitions of coteaching also allow a distant collaborative professional development of the two music lecturers. The main challenges were identified as access to a shared physical space and a common group of students, which could be diminished using digitalization.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
JournalResearch Studies in Music Education
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Jun 2021
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • coteaching
  • distant coteaching
  • music education
  • primary school teacher education
  • professional development
  • university music lecturer

Field of science

  • Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
  • General and teacher education

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