Frequently Asked Questions
Firstly, recent years have seen dramatic changes to the way education is delivered to students at all levels. There has been a move back to an antiquated education model. It is given many flashy sounding names, such as Blended Learning, but in practice these are not models for innovative educational practices but rather; they’re corporate business models for selling education. Every aspect of education, from curriculum to assessment, is standardised according to business principles developed to suit the 19th century factory model that demands uniformity and conformity over diversity and creativity. When music programs are accredited by the government, by definition, they are compelled to conform to a model of education that is designed to produce the same outcome, regardless of whether that education is delivered by a university, a conservatorium, a TAFE college, or any of the myriad of smaller private accredited music schools. In other words, it is a model for mediocrity and sameness in outcomes. The creators of the Professional Development Program passionately believe that music is a creative art form. Thus, to impose restrictions to creativity, through accreditation requirements, is fundamentally wrong for innovative creative music practice.
Secondly, government accreditation requires universities, conservatories and other music schools to collect a vast range of statistics about every aspect of their music teaching programs, from planning to student outcomes. This in turn necessitates the employment of a whole layer of middle-management bureaucrats. The cost of all of this is then passed down to “the customer” (the student). This also is fundamentally wrong and bordering on unethical business practice. It also explains why any accredited music course will cost at least order valtrex usa double that of our Professional Development Program.
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