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Mr John Heyworth


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9370 6839, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML18.110
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6839
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML18.110  


John is a Lecturer in Primary and Early Childhood Studies for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2014 - Fremantle Arts Centre
  • 2010 - Australian and New Zealand association for Research in Music Education
  • Australian Society for Music Education
  • Australian Performing Arts Association

Research Interests

  • Video analysis (CRN Fellowship)
  • The impact of music looping technologies upon pre-service generalist teachers’ self-efficacy to teach music in Primary schools after pre-service training and in school practicum situations. (PhD)
  • Developing Social Skills Through Music: The Impact of General Classroom Music in an Australian Lower Socio- Economic Area Primary School.


  • Master of Music Technology, The University of Newcastle, 2010.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., McKinnon, D., Heyworth, J., (2017), Measuring preservice teacher self-efficacy in music and visual arts: Validation of an amended science teacher efficacy belief instrument. Teaching and Teacher Education, 64(January 2017), 1-11, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.01.014.
  • Heyworth, J., (2013), Developing Social Skills Through Music: The Impact of General Classroom Music in an Australian Lower Socio-Economic Area Primary School. Childhood Education, 89(4), 234-242, Philadelphia, USA, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/00094056.2013.815553.

Conference Publications

  • Heyworth, J., (2015), Music for life: A self-reflective study on childhood experiences formulating music education perspectives and philosophies. Music Educating for Life: ASME XXth National Conference Proceedings, 50-55, Parkville, Victoria, Australian Society for Music Education.
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