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Rickels, David A. Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Rickels conducts research on issues in music teacher education, specifically focusing on teacher recruitment and use of technology in teacher education. On teacher recruitment, Dr. Rickels has published studies and continues to conduct inquiry on the motivations of high school students selecting careers in music education. Dr. Rickels studies technology in teacher education by examining the use of mobile devices and media applications as tools to bridge the divide between classroom and field work in terms of assessment and feedback on student work. Through these lines of inquiry, Dr. Rickels works to expand knowledge of best practices for recruiting and educating high-quality teachers for 21st century PreK-12 classrooms.

keywords

  • music education, educational technology, teacher education, teacher recruitment, competition

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • MUSC 4203 Music Methods Practicum (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 4443 Teaching Instrumental Music (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 5443 Teaching Instrumental Music (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 6203 Psychology of Music Learning (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 7138 Contemporary Issues in College Teaching (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 5183 Research in Music Teaching (Summer 2018)
  • IMUS 5093 Contemporary Topics in Music Education (Summer 2018)
  • MUSC 4203 Music Methods Practicum (Spring 2018)
  • MUSC 4443 Teaching Instrumental Music (Spring 2018)
  • MUSC 5443 Teaching Instrumental Music (Spring 2018)
  • MUSC 6203 Psychology of Music Learning (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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