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Dr Geoffrey Lowe

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6939, Email: g.lowe@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.144
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6939
Facsimile: +61 8 0400460887
Email: g.lowe@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.144  

 

Geoffrey is a Senior Lecturer in Music Education for the School of Education.

Professional Associations

  • 2007 - Western Australian Band Association (WABA)
  • 2006 - Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME)
  • 1998 - International Association for Music Education (ISME)
  • 1994 - Australian Association for Music Education (ASME)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Motivation theories, particularly relating to lower secondary school
  • Secondary teaching pedagogy (music education)
  • Resource development (music education)
  • Critical reflective practice (generic)
  • Education in developing countries (Africa)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2009.
  • Master of Music Education, The University of Western Australia, 2001.
  • Bachelor of Music, The University of Melbourne, 1982.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • The Motivation of Year 8 Students To Continue Learning a Musical Instrument: Why Are They Dropping Out?,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $24,668.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Lowe, G., Gray, C., Prout, P., Jefferson, S., Shaw, T., (2019), Still keen and committed: Piloting an instrument for identifying positive veteran teachers. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 25(4), 418-433, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2019.1621829.
  • Gray, C., Lowe, G., Prout, P., Jefferson, S., (2019), “I feel very fortunate to still be doing what I love”: Later career Performing Arts teachers still keen and committed. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 20(7), 1-22, Online, DOI: doi.org/10.26209/ijea20n7.
  • Gray, C., Lowe, G., (2019), "Learning the ropes": Pre-service arts teachers navigating the extracurricular terrain. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 44(4), 78-90, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2018v44n4.6.
  • Lowe, G., Gray, C., Prout, P., Jefferson, S., Shaw, T., (2019), Positive veteran teachers: Who are they, and where are they to be found?. Issues in Educational Research, 29(3), 823-840.
  • Lowe, G., Prout, P., (2019), Reframing teacher in-service training in Kenya: Recommendations from the literature. Africa Education Review, Online(N/A), 1-13, South Africa, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/18146627.2017.1340803.
  • Lowe, G., (2018), Competition versus cooperation: Implications for music teachers following students feedback from participation in a large-scale cooperative music festival. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 43(5), 78-94, Australia, Social Science Press.
  • Lowe, G., Lummis, G., Morris, J., (2017), Pre-service primary teachers' experiences and self-efficacy to teach music: Are they ready?. Issues in Educational Research, 27(2), 314-329.
  • Lowe, G., Coy, N., (2016), Immersion, relevance and transferability: The motivational preferences of lower secondary students towards a newly created praxis-based class music program. Australian Journal of Music Education, 50(2), 39-47, Australian Society for Music Education.
  • Greig, J., Lowe, G., (2014), Breaking sound barriers: New perspectives on effective big band development and rehearsal. Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014(1), 52 - 65, Parkville, Victoria, Australian Society for Music Education.
  • Lowe, G., Sutherland, A., (2014), Western Australian music teachers and the WACE Music syllabus five years down the track:Where are we now?. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(11), 162 - 177, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n11.10.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGNING AN EFFECTIVE, POST-COMPULSORY MUSIC CURRICULUM SUITABLE FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
  • Master of Education,  THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 15 MINUTE DIRECT INSTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR YEAR 7 STUDENTS FOR THE VICTORIAN MUSIC CLASSROOM AND AN EVALUATION OF ITS EFFECTIVENESS IN ADVANCING STUDENTS' MUSIC LITERACY
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF MUSIC LOOPING TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTION UPON PRE-SERVICE GENERALIST TEACHERS' SELF-EFFICACY TO TEACH MUSIC IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  PRACTICING JAZZ PERFORMANCE: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PROCESS THAT UNDERPINS OPTIMAL INSTRUMENTAL PRACTICE IN THE JAZZ IDIOM.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  AN INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERVENTION: THE POTENTIAL OF THE ORFF-SCHULWERK APPROACH AS A PEDAGOGICAL TOOL FOR THE EFFECTIVE TEACHING OF ITALIAN TO UPPER PRIMARY STUDENTS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
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