M.Ed. University of Melbourne 2012 Pages: 59

English language development in remote indigenous Australian children : song making, music software, text production and community

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In a remote Australian Homeland Learning Centre for Indigenous children the lone teacher conducted a qualitative investigation of how music authoring software can be used to generate student interest in writing texts for songs.

Working against odds that included limited or no electricity, no internet connection, fluctuating student attendance rates and lack of equipment, the teacher used his own MacBook computer and GarageBand software to encourage students to sing the texts/lyrics they had written and ultimately mix them down with pre-recorded music samples...

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