Introducing the Continually Adjustable Transmission (CAT)

Developing pre-service generalist primary teachers' confidence in teaching music using a variety of music transmission methods

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This paper introduces a method titled the Continually Adjustable Transmission (CAT) developed by the auhor to teach music to preservice teachers undertaking primary school teacher preparation programs which can be used in any other context where misuc is taught. To explore the effectiveness of the CAT method that comprises four interrelated elements Constant Evaluation, Adjustable Input, Systematic Transmission and Tailored Admission a pilot research study was conducted involving sixty participants. A number of common themes emerged from the thematic analysis of qualitative data and the findings of the study indicate that the CAT method has worked effectively for the majority of preservice teachers to develop their knowledge and skills of music and enhance confidence in theaching music to primary school students upon graduation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-26
Number of pages10
JournalVictorian Journal of Music Education
Issue number2017-2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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