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Mrs Fiona Phillips
|Area||School of Education|
|Phone||+61 3 522 71456|
|Role and profile||Lecturer and Tutor in Arts Education|
Teaching responsibilities Primary arts education teaching and learning on the Warrnambool and Geelong campuses. Early childhood music and movement: teaching and learning on the Geelong and Burwood campuses. Music education teaching and learning to off-campus students
Research interests Virtual Collaborative Environments such as Second life for enhancing the teaching and learning experiences of students studying to be teachers of the arts in schools.
Language acquisition and music in Early childhood
Music as language and healing in Early childhood centres
ICT in Music education
|Current research projects||
Second Life – a study of Virtual Collaborative Environments.
‘Hearing the voice’ Musical experiences for the early years: a study of the musical experiences offered in Early learning centres in the Surfcoast and Belmont –Highton areas.
Developing a model of teaching and learning music and movement in Early Childhood.
What is the Bass-line? Inquiry onto the musical experiences offered to 4 Y O in the year before school. Research Paper and articles to be published
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
Open Day and Week Zero – Faculty and school representative.
Faculty research Group – active member
Kodaly Music In Education Association K.M.I.E.A
V.O.S.A. Victorian Orff Society of Australia
A.S.M.E Australian Society of Music Educators
E.C.A. Early Childhood Association
M.E.N.C. Music Educators National Conference
T.I-M.E. Technology in Music Education
SBO School Band Orchestra
‘Bloom’ in music 2008. Canberra. Kodaly Music Educators Conference
Early Childhood Music educator’s Conference Melbourne
Apple University Educators Conference
Sibelius – Technology in music education conference.
VOS Living Music and Dance 2010
"Singing More: a resource of songs to sing" Deakin University 2009