Benefits of Musical Play (Part 2 of 2) | 044


Podcast Highlights

Rohan Hardy is Head of Department for the Arts, with the Queensland Department of Education. A specialist in music curriculum, he is a subject matter expert on the external examination writing team with the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority and is the lead curriculum writer on the national advisory team for the SongMakers program with the Australian Performing Rights Association. His PhD research at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, investigates playful pedagogical approaches amongst secondary music classroom teachers. Through such collaborative, improvisatory, and experimental approaches to teaching, he aims to develop professional practice in effective and equitable ways.

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

Harford, T. (2016). Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World. Abacus.
Nachmanovitch, S. (1991). Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art (First). G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
Sawyer, K., & Wagner, T. (2019). The Creative Classroom: Innovative Teaching for 21st-Century Learners. Teachers College Press.

Nuggets of Fabulous:
Object writing: Pattison, P. (2010). Writing Better Lyrics (Second). Writer’s Digest Books.
Oblique Strategies: http://stoney.sb.org/eno/oblique.html

If any questions or remarks, email Rohan at rohan.hardy@griffithuni.edu.au.

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