Experiences of online music therapy placements in response to COVID-19: Pedagogical considerations for supporting student learning
Dr Megan Steele and Dr Imogen Clark
Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
In response to COVID restrictions for face-to-face music therapy provision, clinical training in music therapy was rapidly redesigned to create online placement opportunities. In order to develop understandings of the pedagogical considerations needed to plan for future online music therapy placements we gathered data exploring experiences of online placements.
We collected quantitative data via the Satisfaction with Simulation Experience Scale (SSES) and qualitative data via open-ended surveys and semi-structured interviews with participants about their experiences of online placements. SSES results indicated high satisfaction from all cohorts with the online placement experience. Analysis of qualitative data highlighted many synergies between student, supervisor and teaching staff experiences.
Innovation and peer support were key in the evolving context, and technical support and additional learning content required to supplement traditional modes of supervision.
This Zoom presentation was part of the Melbourne CSHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 held on Wednesday 2 June 2021.