Dr Paul Evans


Lecturer
PhD (Music Education) (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Master of Music Education (University of Western Australia), Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Education (Hons. 1) (UNSW)
School of Education

Contact

+61 2 9385 6950
Room 118, Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus

Consultation

My consultation hours for Semester 1, 2015 are 3-5pm Thursday, 11am-1pm Friday.
Fields: Educational Psychology, Music Performance
Tags: School of Education

Dr Paul Evans is a lecturer in the School of Education.

Paul's research interests have evolved to examine motivation and engagement in a range of educational settings, particularly music. Current projects include examining the practice strategies and motivation in high-ability university music performance students, and examining elective choices, motivation, and engagement in high school. Previous work has looked at motivation for music learning, including studies on university students and a 10-year longitudinal study of motivation from childhood through to young adulthood.

Paul teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in educational psychology, music education, music psychology, and motivation. He is the program convenor for Music Education programs, a role in which he advises students, oversees curriculum in undergraduate and postgraduate music education, and implements accreditaiton requirements according to the Board of Studies, Teaching, and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

Paul completed his PhD in Music Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, where he was the Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Doctoral Fellow. His PhD involved extensive coursework and research on children and adolsecents' motivation for music learning. His Master of Music Education (University of Western Australia) examined a 10-year program of music education research. Paul's undergraduate education was in music education (BMusBEd, Honours Class 1, University of New South Wales) and his honours research examined the perception and experience of emotion in response to real and imagined music.

Research

Dr Paul Evans is a lecturer in the School of Education.

Paul's research interests have evolved to examine motivation and engagement in a range of educational settings, particularly music. Current projects include examining the practice strategies and motivation in high-ability university music performance students, and examining elective choices, motivation, and engagement in high school. Previous work has looked at motivation for music learning, including studies on university students and a 10-year longitudinal study of motivation from childhood through to young adulthood.

Paul teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in educational psychology, music education, music psychology, and motivation. He is the program convenor for Music Education programs, a role in which he advises students, oversees curriculum in undergraduate and postgraduate music education, and implements accreditaiton requirements according to the Board of Studies, Teaching, and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

Paul completed his PhD in Music Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, where he was the Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Doctoral Fellow. His PhD involved extensive coursework and research on children and adolsecents' motivation for music learning. His Master of Music Education (University of Western Australia) examined a 10-year program of music education research. Paul's undergraduate education was in music education (BMusBEd, Honours Class 1, University of New South Wales) and his honours research examined the perception and experience of emotion in response to real and imagined music.

Publications

    Book Chapters

    • Jung JY; Evans PA, 2014, 'The career decisions of child musical prodigies', in McPherson GE; Gagné F (ed.), Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from psychology, music education, musicology and ethnomusicology, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England
    • Evans PA, 2014, 'Motivation', in Thompson WF (ed.), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, SAGE Publications, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452283012
    • McPherson GE; Davidson JW; Evans PA, 2014, 'Playing an instrument', in The Child as Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development (2nd. Ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, England
    • Evans PA, 2014, 'Motivation', in McPherson GE (ed.), The Child as Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development (2nd. Ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, England
    • McPherson GE; Evans PA, 2014, 'Education, Music', in Thompson WF (ed.), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, SAGE Publications
    • Evans PA; McPherson GE, 2014, 'Processes of musical identity consolidation during adolescence', in Hargreaves D; Macdonald RMR; Miell D (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Musical Identities, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England
    • McPherson GE; Evans PA, 2007, 'Capacità uditivo-creative [Aural-creative skils]', in Tafuri J; McPherson G (ed.), Orientamenti per la didattica strumentale dalla ricerca all'insegnamento [Guidelines for Teaching Music], Libreria Musicale Italiana, Lucca, Italy, pp. 93 - 114
    • Juslin PN; Evans PA; McPherson GE, 2007, 'L'interpretazione musicale e le emozioni [Communicating Musical Emotions]', in Tafuri J; McPherson G (ed.), Orientamenti per la didattica strumentale dalla ricerca all'insegnamento [Guidelines for Teaching Music], Libreria Musicale Italiana, Bologna, Italy, pp. 132 - 155
    • Evans PA; McPherson GE, 2007, 'Come studiare [How to practise]', in Tafuri J; McPherson G (ed.), Orientamenti per la didattica strumentale dalla ricerca all'insegnamento [Guidelines for Teaching Music from Research to Practice], Libreria Musicale Italiana, Lucca, Italy, pp. 33 - 48
    • McPherson GE; Evans PA, 2007, 'Il suono prima del segno [The sound before the sign]', in Tafuri J; McPherson G (ed.), Orientamenti per la didattica strumentale dalla ricerca all'insegnamento [Guidelines for teaching music from research to practice], Libreria Italiana Musicale, Lucca, Italy, pp. 15 - 32

    Journal articles

    • Evans P; McPherson GE, 2015, 'Identity and practice: The motivational benefits of a long-term musical identity', Psychology of Music, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 407 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735613514471
    • Evans P, 2015, 'Self-determination theory: An approach to motivation in music education', Musicae Scientiae: the journal of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 65 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1029864914568044
    • Evans P; McPherson GE; Davidson JW, 2013, 'The role of psychological needs in ceasing music and music learning activities', Psychology of Music, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 600 - 619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735612441736
    • Russell D; Evans PA, 2013, 'Guitar pedagogy and preparation for tertiary training in NSW: An exploratory mixed-methods study', Australian Journal of Music Education
    • Evans P; Schubert E, 2008, 'Relationships between expressed and felt emotions in music', Musicae Scientiae, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 75 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/102986490801200105

    Conference Papers

    • Evans PA, 2013, 'Self-Determination as a model for motivation in music learning', in , presented at 5th Self-Determination Theory International Conference, Rochester, New York, USA, 27 - 30 July 2013
    • Bonneville-Roussy A; Evans PA, 2013, 'A model of self-determination theory in university music learning', in , presented at Australian Music Psychology Society: Inaugural Conference on Music, Health, and Wellbeing, University of Melbourne, Australia, 28 November - 1 December 2013
    • Evans PA, 2012, 'Self-determination theory in music: A 10-year longitudinal and retrospective study of motivation to learn a musical instrument', in , presented at International Conference on Motivation (hosted by Earli SIG 8), Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, 28 - 30 August 2012
    • Evans P; Davidson, J. W.; McPherson GE, 2011, 'Music, learning, motivation, and achievement in children and adolescents', in , presented at ''Power of Music' - the 34th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia and the 2nd International Conference on Music and Emotion, University of Western Australia, Perth, 30 November - 3 December 2011
    • Evans PA; McPherson GE; Davidson JW, 2011, 'Self-determination in music: Psychological needs and the formation of beliefs and values', in , presented at Sixth SELF biennial international conference, Universitè Laval, Quèbec, Canada, 19 - 22 July 2011
    • Evans PA; Davidson JW; Faulkner, R.; McPherson GE, 2008, 'Music in the lives of students over a ten-year period', in , presented at 2nd European Conference on Developmental Psychology of Music, Roehampton University, London, UK, 1 - 4 September 2008
    • Evans PA; Davidson, J. W.; McPherson GE, 2008, 'Music in our lives: An investigation of music learning between 9 and 19 years of age', in , presented at 10th International Conference on Music perception and Cognition, Sapporo, Japan, 25 - 29 August 2008
    • Schubert E; Evans P; Rink J, (eds.), 2006, 'Emotion in real and imagined music: Same or different?', in ICMPC11 -- 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, Causal Productions, pp. 270 - 271, presented at ICMPC11 -- 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, Seattle, Washington USA, 22 - 26 August 2006
    • Evans P; Schubert E, (eds.), 2006, 'Quantification of Gabrielsson`s relationships between felt and expressed emotions in music', in ICMPC11 -- 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, Causal Productions, pp. 153 - 153, presented at ICMPC11 -- 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, Seattle, Washington USA, 22 - 26 August 2006

Teaching

Postgraduate classes:

EDST5112: Learning: Psychological and Social Perspectives

EDST5321: Motivation in Educational Settings

Undergraduate classes:

EDST2044: Motivation in Learning and Teaching

GENT0508: Music on my Mind: The Psychology of Music (equivalent to MUSC3102; EDST2092)


Previous classes

EDST1107: Introduction to Music Education

MUSC5121: Creativity in Music

MUSC3602: Creativity in Music Education

MUSC2502: Introduction to Secondary Music Education

MUSC4602: Music Teaching Experience

Honours and prizes

Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2005; 2006.

European Society for Cognitive Sciences in Music (ESCOM) Young Researcher Award, 2007

Professional contribution

Editorial Reviewer

Frontiers in Pschology (Performance Science section)

 

Itinerant Journal Reviews

Psychology of Music

Research Studies in Music Education

Musicae Scientiae

British Journal of Educational Psychology

 

Conference Reviewer

Australian Society for Music Education National Conference

 

Affiliations and membership

Music Trust of Australia Advisory Board