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Mandy Stefanakis

Mandy Stefanakis

Mandy Stefanakis is a sessional lecturer in music education at Deakin University. She was previously Director of Music at Christ Church Grammar School and Essex Heights Primary School. She is a member of the Advisory Council of The Music Trust, Assistant Editor of the Trust’s e-zine Loudmouth, past-President and a Life Member of the Association of Music Educators. She lectured in music education at the University of Melbourne where she received her Master of Education degree. She has contributed to many arts curriculum initiatives and conducted professional development to assist implement these curricula over several decades. Mandy is the author of the Australian music focused education kits, Turn it Up! She has conducted extensive interviews for the National Film and Sound Archive, is an avid composer and her obsession with piano and cello continues.

Review of the Australian Curriculum. Response to Final Report

Introduction The Review Reports of the ‘Subject Specialists’: Dr John Vallance The Second Subject Matter Specialist, Ms Michele Chigwidden Conclusion Recommendations Links Authors References Introduction This review of course covers the entirety of the curriculum and some of the circumstances

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The Global Perspective on Music in Education, Appendix

From President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (2011): Source Summary Fiske, E. (Ed.). (1999) Deasy, R.J. (Ed.). (2002) McCarthy, K.F. et al. (2004) Stevenson, L.M. & Deasy, R.J. (2005) Ruppert, S. (2006) Burnaford, G. et al. (2007) Seidel,

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The Global Perspective on Music in Education

Advocacy for Music Education Current and Past Research into What Music ‘Is’ and ‘Does’ Equilibrium, Identity, Well-Being Emotions Connection The Musical Brain Creativity Why Music in Education Extrinsic Motives for Music and the Arts in Education What Is a Quality

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Summary of International Research into the Benefits of Music Education

Aesthetic development Personal, Social, Cultural Expression and Identity Formation Brain Function Creativity Learning Outcomes across Disciplines Social Cohesion and Skills Authors References Aesthetic development Music provides the opportunity for aesthetic experiences. An aesthetic knowledge can be described as a deep

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