What Do Teachers Desire in Music Digital Textbook for Leaner-Centered Curriculum?


We are living in the 21st century that requires us to know how to integrate paper based curricula into interactive media. The purpose of the study is to provide exemplary cases that music teachers hope for their music classes through using Digital Textbook. For this purpose, two times of interviews with ten music teachers in South Korea were conducted. Case study and grounded theory methodology were adopted as a tool for analyzing the data. As a result, the teachers’ desires for Digital Textbook were categorized into two perspectives: learner-centered learning, and collaborative learning & connection with open sources.

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Kim, S. (2015) What Do Teachers Desire in Music Digital Textbook for Leaner-Centered Curriculum?. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.32001.

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