Dr Myung-sook Auh
Senior Lecturer, Creative and Performing Arts Education - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Education
Phone: +61 2 6773 2917
Myung-Sook Auh is a Senior Lecturer in the Creative Arts Education team and specialises in Music. She coordinates the Secondary Music Education program at UNE since 2005. Her doctoral research was Prediction of musical creativity, and her creativity research was published in refereed journals (1996, 1999, 2003a, 2003b) and national conference proceedings (1999). As she immersed into teacher education for music teachers, she expanded her research to developing confidence of pre-service music teachers in teaching music, which was published in refereed journals (2004) and conference proceedings (2006). Her recent publication includes a book chapter in Handbook of musical identities (2017) and refereed journal publications (2014, 2013). Her Oxford book chapter examined the cases of Australia and south Korea and the impact of digital technology on emerging musical identities. She is Program Director of the Asia ConneXions program, which is a global education program for schools utilising videoconferencing technology. The Program received the Australian Government’s grant of $558,000 in 2013-2015; its final evaluation report is available here. The Program is continuing with approximately 100 schools (50 Australian, 50 Korean) each year. Through the Asia ConneXions program, she collaborates with expert STEM and cultural organisations, such as ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisations), Great Barrier Reef, and Museum of Human Diseases to strengthen the links between Australia/UNE and South Korea by offering expert virtual excursions to Korean schools through videoconferencing.
Ph.D. 1995, Case Western Reserve University, USA
M.Mus. 1991, University of Akron, USA
M.Ed. 1989, Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea
B.Mus. 1986, Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea
2019. Australia-Korea ConneXion research grant. Funding body: Korean industry partners and schools. $145,000. 1-year. Auh, M. & Pegg, J. Project title: Australia-Korea ConneXion program 2019.
2018. Australia-Korea ConneXion research grant. Funding body: Korean industry partners and schools. $67,000. 1-year. Auh, M. & Pegg, J. Project title: Australia-Korea ConneXion program 2018.
2017. Australia-Korea ConneXion research grant. Funding body: Korean industry partners and schools. $44,134. 1-year. Auh, M. & Pegg, J. Project title: Australia-Korea ConneXion program 2017.
2013-2015. Funding body: Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment, and Work Relations (DEEWR). Funding scheme: Broadband-Enabled Skills and Services (BEESS) program. $558,353. 3-years. Auh, M., Pegg, J. & Reading, C. Project title: Asia ConneXions Utilising videoconferencing.
2012-2013. Funding body: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Funding scheme: Australia-Korea Foundation 2012 grant. $15,000. 1 year. Auh, M. & Pegg, J. Project title: Increasing Australian students’ and teachers’ capacity to engage effectively with Korea through videoconferencing using NBN.
2011-2012. Funding body: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Funding scheme: Australia-Korea Foundation 2011 grant. $11,000. 1 year. Auh, M., & Pegg, J. Project title: Regional to global: Australia-Korea ConneXion of schools through videoconferencing, e-pal, and school exchange visits.
2010-2011. Funding body: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Funding scheme: Australia-Korea Foundation 2010 grant. $14,300. 1 year. Auh, M., & Reading, C. Project title: Building Friendships between Australian and Korean Schools using Websites and Webcam.
2007-2008. 2012-2013. Funding body: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Funding scheme: Australia-Korea Foundation 2007 grant. $20,000. 1 year. Auh, M, & Pegg, J., & Im, Y-K. Project title: Regional Innovation through Science, ICT, and Mathematics Education.
Dr Auh’s publications includes two edited books, 5 book chapters, and 13 journal articles, and 26 full-paper refereed conference papers presented in international and national conferences. The most recent important publication is the Oxford book chapter in Handbook of musical identities (2017). Her Final Evaluation Report of the Asia ConneXions program submitted to the Australian Government in 2015 provides key outcomes of the use of videoconferencing in schools in Asia with evidence.
Auh, M. (Ed.). (1998). Handbook for The Collection of Great Western Classical Music - 20 CD collections for university music major students. Seoul Recording Company & Aria World: Seoul, South Korea. 170 pages.
Choi, E., & Auh, M. (Eds) (1997). Proceedings of the First Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Searching for a New Paradigm of Music Education Research: An International Perspective. Seoul, South Korea: Korean Music Educational Society.
Auh, M. & Walker, R. (2017). Musical Identities in Australia and South Korea and New Identities Emerging through Social Media and Digital Technology.In R. MacDonald, D. J. Hargreaves, & D. Miell (Eds.), Handbook of musical identities (pp. 789-805). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Auh, M. & Pegg, J. (2010). How teacher policy shaped teacher education in Korea: A comparison with Australia for selected issues. In W. Halloway & J. Maurer (Eds), Research in teacher education: International perspectives (pp. 65-82). Armidale: Kardoorair Press.
Auh, M. (2010). Determination and persistence. In D. Forrest (Ed.), Journeying: Reflections on doctoral studies by Australian music educators (pp. 5-19). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
Auh, M. & Walker, R. (2001). Korea. In D.J. Hargreaves & A.C. North (Eds), Musical Development and Learning: The International Perspective (pp. 102-119). London: Continuum. ISBN 0-8264-5113-6
Auh, M. (1998). Characteristics of musically creative and musically less-creative students in upper-elementary grades. In E. Choi (Ed.), Searching for a New Paradigm of Music Education Research: An International Perspective (pp. 331-348). Seoul, South Korea: Korean Music Educational Society. ISBN 89-7699-105-2
Full-Paper Refereed Journal Articles
Auh, M. & Walker, R. (2018). Understanding the intrinsic role of culture: The most important element in creative music education. International Journal of Creativity in Music Education, 6, 105-129.
Auh, M. & Walker, R. (2014). Creative connections with Asia using videoconferencing.
Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, 5(1), 31-44. ISSN:1989-9572
Reading, C., Auh, M-S., Pegg, J. & Cybula, P. (2013). Exploring cultural horizons: Connecting Australian students with Asian students via video-conferencing. Australian and
Auh, M. & Reading, C. (2011). Videoconferencing between Australian and Korean schools for intercultural exchanges. The[Korean] Journal of Educational Administration, 29 (2), 103-122.
Auh, M. & Im, Y-K. (2011). Student welfare research in Australia and Korea. The [Korean] Journal of Educational Administration, 29(2), 123-134.
Auh, M. (2004). Changes in perceptions of confidence in teaching music by pre-service students. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 161/162, 11-18. ISSN 0010-9894
Auh, M. & Walker, R. (2003). Music education achievement as a predictor for creative music teaching by student teachers. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 157, 1-8. ISSN 0010-9894
Auh, M. (2003). Visual thinking in sounds and creativity: Graphic notations as a means of stimulating creative thinking in music. CREArTA, 3(2), 41-57. ERA ranking: A. ISSN 1443-5373
Auh, M., Walker, R., Jung, J. & Kim, S. (2001). A cross-cultural investigation of musical tastes of Korean, American, and Australian university students focusing on informal and formal musical experiences. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, No. 147, 9–14. ISSN 0010-9894
Auh, M. (2000). Analogies of creativity and integrating the arts for creative arts education. CREArTA, 1, 60-83. ERA ranking: A. ISSN 1443-5373
Auh, M. & Walker, R. (1999). Compositional strategies and musical creativity while composing with staff notations versus graphic notations among Korean students. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Special Issue, No. 141, 2-9. ISSN 0010-9894
Moore, R., Cutler, J. E., Auh, M. & Mito, H. (1999). Matching ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ to drawings with children 6-9 years old in England, Japan, Korea and the United States. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Special Issue, No. 141, 113-118. ISSN 0010-9894
Auh, M. (1997). Prediction of musical creativity in composition among selected variables for upper elementary students. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Special Issue, No. 133, 1-8. ISSN 0010-9894
Government Research Report
Auh, M. (2015). Asia ConneXions Utilizing HD Videoconferencing: Final Evaluation Report for the Australian Government's Broadband Enabled Education and Skills Services Program. Submitted to Australian Government on 31 May, 2015.
Awards and Positions
2014. AARNet (Australian Academic Research Network) Excellence Award. Research Project title: Asia ConneXions project. Awardee: Auh, M. Achievement: Effective use of high definition technology for enhancing learning and teaching in schools and demonstration of educational outcomes in schools.
2002-2003. Tertiary Representative for the NSW Board of Studies Curriculum Committee for revising the NSW Music Years 7-10 Syllabus.
2002-2005. Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Music Education.
1994. Armington Research Fellowship. “Values in Children”, Case Western Reserve University, USA, 1994, US $6,000: My doctoral research was awarded Armington Fellowship from Case Western Reserve University in the USA in 1994–1995. The fellowship was to support doctoral research on psychological research with children. US $6,000 granted.
1991-1994. Doctoral scholarship at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Ohio, USA. Worked as Editorial Assistant for the research journal, Contributions to Music Education, and Teaching Assistant for Music Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music, which was affiliated conservatoire for CWRU.
Co-ordinator of the Secondary Music Education program.
Co-ordinates all four core units of secondary music education:
- EDAE395, Secondary Music Pedagogy Y7-10
- EDAE397, Secondary Music Pedagogy Y11-12
- EDAE396, Secondary Music ICT
- EDAE398, Research-Based Secondary Music Pedagogy
Degree programs offering the Secondary Music Education program:
- Master of Teaching (Secondary Music)
- Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Education Combined degree
Creativity in music
Music teacher education
Use of videoconferencing in schools
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
British Educational Research Association (BERA)
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) (USA)
International Society for Music Education (ISME)
Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)
May Day Group (Music Education, USA)