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dc.contributor.authorBennett, Dawn
dc.identifier.citationBennett, Dawn. 2010. Shifting the cantus firmus: Australian music educators and the ERA. Australian Journal of Music Education. 2010 (1): pp. 25-35.

Managing the teaching-research-creative practice nexus is a concern for everyone working in higher music education, particularly those involved with the supervision and mentorship of graduate students and early career academics. This paper takes as its subject the new Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), drawing examples from research frameworks elsewhere to identify some of the pertinent issues facing music educators and their students. The findings from a series of surveys and short interviews suggest that the formal recognition of artistic research remains largely dependent on the articulation of that research into traditional academic language. Furthermore, the increasing focus on research as a form of revenue generation highlights the separation of research and teaching and the lessening of academic autonomy. The paper argues that a balance can be achieved only with a fundamental, systemic shift that recognises the new knowledge and innovative methodological approaches within artistic research and, equally, within the scholarship of teaching.

dc.publisherAustralian Society for Music Education
dc.subjecthigher education
dc.subjectExcellence for Research in Australia (ERA)
dc.subjectmusic education
dc.titleShifting the cantus firmus: Australian music educators and the ERA
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAustralian Journal of Music Education

The Australian Society for Music Education is a not for profit organisation. We are completely dependant on researchers accessing our publications to raise funds for future publications. I appreciate that your university is able to make the claim that "It is a non-profit service, and no charge is made for the use of any of the material deposited" but your institution is government funded and the organisation I offer my services voluntarily receives no government funding--Associate Professor David Forrest, School of Education/School of Art, RMIT University.

curtin.departmentCentre for Research and Graduate Studies-Humanities
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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