• Chee-Hoo LumEmail author
  • Siew Ling Chua
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)


The purpose of this book was to put together a research narrative of the development and delivery of a professional development programme for music teachers, with the objective of enhancing their teaching of different music traditions in Singapore for the General Music Classroom. It also discusses the key dilemmas and tensions in designing such a programme, as well as the key experiences and learning that participants and facilitators gathered in the process. This programme, titled Teaching Living Legends, which is comprised of workshops and supporting teaching resources for in-service music teachers in Singapore schools, was developed and implemented by the Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts (STAR), Ministry of Education (Singapore), in collaboration with artists, practitioners, teachers, and organisations. From a wider perspective, the narrative also intends to further literature discourse on ethnomusicological perspectives in music education and professional development of music teachers in the context of the 21st Century music classrooms.


Professional Development National Identity Professional Development Programme Teacher Efficacy Music Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRtsSingaporeSingapore

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