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Mrs Carolyn Cooke

Profile summary

  • Regional Academic Staff
  • Staff Tutor, Education
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • Regions & Nations (ECYS)
  • carolyn.cooke

Professional biography

I am a Staff Tutor (Education) based in Scotland and am also currently completing my PhD. I have previously worked as a Music Teacher, Head of Music, Teacher Education lecturer (secondary, primary, music education, professional studies) and as a Research Assistant. 

I have interests in music education, teacher education and STEAM education, while my Staff tutor job is centred around primary education. 

I have had a range of publications including editing the third edition of Learning to teach music in a secondary school (https://www.routledge.com/Learning-to-Teach-Music-in-the-Secondary-School-A-companion-to-school/Cooke-Evans-Philpott-Spruce/p/book/9780415713092​), and more recently chapters in Taylor and Bayley (2019) Posthumanism and Higher Education: Reimagining Pedagogy, Practice and Research (​Palgrave Macmillan) and a chapter in the forthcoming Colucci-Gray and Burnard (2019) ​Why Science and Arts creativities matter: STEAM (re-)configurings for future-making education (​Sense publications). 

I am based in rural Aberdeenshire, working from the Edinburgh office. 

Research interests

PhD title: 'Challenging Epistemology and redefining pedagogy: Music Student Teachers' experiences of 'living' pedagogy as a form of improvisation' 

​I have broad research interests around and between the following areas:

  • The definition and use of the term pedagogy
  • Teacher Education and professional learning
  • Music Education
  • Posthumanism and post-qualitative research
  • Play / improvisation / making
  • Learning / Knowing (epistemology / ontology) 

Teaching interests

In Higher Education I have taught on a broad range of courses including:

  • Music Education PGCE / PGDE (Primary and Secondary)
  • Professional studies PGCE / PGDE including course design
  • Undergraduate Primary Education courses

In addition I have udertaken school visits to moderate student teachers achievements for four different institutions, across England, Wales and Scotland and in Primary and Secondary.

My approach to teaching is one of 'making together', providing opportunities and materials to push us to explore ideas from different perspectives, and moving beyond accepted or presented narratives. 

 

Publications

Complex Knowing: Promoting Response-Ability Within Music and Science Teacher Education (2019-04-18)
Colucci-Gray, Laura and Cooke, Carolyn
In: Taylor, Carol A. and Bayley, Annouchka eds. Posthumanism and Higher Education: Reimagining Pedagogy, Practice and Research (pp. 165-185)
ISBN : 978-3-030-14672-6 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Behaviour for Musical Learning (2016-04-21)
Cooke, Carolyn
In: Cooke, Carolyn; Evans, Keith; Philpott, Chris and Spruce, Gary eds. Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience (3rd Edition). Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School (pp. 94-108)
ISBN : 9781315621203 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxon
What is a Music Curriculum? (2016-04-21)
Cooke, Carolyn and Spruce, Gary
In: Cooke, Carolyn; Evans, Keith; Philpott, Chris and Spruce, Gary eds. Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience (3rd Edition). Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School (pp. 63-79)
ISBN : 9781315621203 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxon
Critical Reflection for Social Justice and Inclusion in Music Education (2015-12-10)
Cooke, Carolyn
In: Benedict, Cathy; Schmidt, Patrick; Spruce, Gary and Woodford, Paul eds. The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education
ISBN : 9780199356157 | Publisher : Oxford University Press
Promoting an inclusive music classroom (2011-12-16)
Cooke, Carolyn
In: Spruce, Gary; Beech, Nick and Evans, Julie eds. Making Music in the Primary School: Whole Class Instrumental and Vocal Teaching (pp. 33-44)
ISBN : 9780415561303 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
Personal, learning and thinking skills and functional skills (2011-10)
Cooke, Carolyn
In: Price, Jayne and Savage, Jonathan eds. Teaching Secondary Music (pp. 37-48)
ISBN : 9780857023933 | Publisher : Sage Publications | Published : London
Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience (3rd Edition) (2016-04-21)
Cooke, Carolyn; Evans, Keith; Philpott, Chris and Spruce, Gary eds.
Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series
ISBN : 9781315621203 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxon
Redefining music pedagogy: using improvising as an enactive metaphor with music student teachers (2017)
Cooke, Carolyn
In : Research in Music Education (24-27 Apr 2017, Bath Spa University)
Pedagogy as Improvisation: a possible scaffold to support music student teachers developing pedagogical understanding (2016)
Cooke, Carolyn
In : The International Society of Music Education (Jul 2016, Glasgow)
Teaching as performance: music student teacher’s perceptions of pedagogy (2015)
Cooke, Carolyn
In : Scottish Educational Research Association (Nov 2015, University of Aberdeen)
Critical Pedagogy in Music Education (2012)
Cooke, Carolyn and Spruce, Gary
In : European Association for Music in Schools (13-16 Feb 2012, The Hague, the Netherlands)

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