An online lecture with Dr Sue Lane

This presentation will discuss the perspectives of participant educators in Sue Lane’s PhD research, and their attitudes and observations regarding Arts education implementation in their primary school teaching spaces. Primary school educators from public schools on the Central Coast and in the Central West of NSW, together with teachers from the Australian Capital Territory were invited to complete questionnaires and some follow up interviews, reflecting on their own training, experience and current teaching practice in music and other arts education areas.

Responses indicated a valuing of the arts, but also levels of frustration regarding current priorities in educational thinking. Participants referred to levels of discomfort in different Arts teaching spaces, and perceptions of a lack of skills and confidence that inhibited the presentation of Arts experiences in classrooms.

This presentation will also discuss factors from this research that enabled and created space for arts education, supporting the negotiation of challenges, to work towards sustainable arts education programs.

Who should attend:

These events are designed for all primary teachers. No prior music experience necessary. Our PD events are designed to be interactive experiences.

While our resources and PD are primarily aimed at Primary school teachers, all are welcome, including:

  • secondary teachers
  • early childhood teachers
  • LOTE and SSP teachers
  • home-schooling parents
  • pre-service university education students
  • others from an educational context with an interest in music education for primary school students


Presenter Information

Sue Lane

Sue Lane has had much experience in music education provision in a variety of settings, including employment as a professional development manager, presenter and consultant with Musica Viva In Schools. Sue worked for many years as a music specialist and classroom teacher in schools on the Central Coast of NSW, before lecturing in Music and Dance Education in Education programs at the University of Newcastle and now at the University of Technology, Sydney.

She completed her PhD in 2019 and continues her research work related to arts education provision in Australian primary schools. Sue has also been a committee member of the Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW for many years, supporting educators in the presentation of creative music experiences with their students.

Performance Details

Dates & Times

13 October   5:30 PM


Online Free


Online Event

Participate from anywhere you want

Professional Development

Accreditation & Standards

Each of these events contributes two hours of Professional Development addressing the below standards from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. 

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice. Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.

7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities. Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.

Every attendee will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation.

AITSL standards: Copyright Education Services Australia, 2011.

Event notes


This online workshop will run for 90 minutes from the advertised start time. You will receive a Zoom Webinar link closer to the event date. 

Registrations for this event will close on Friday 8 October, 5pm AEST. Please register early to avoid missing out. Time listed in AEST.