Dr Paul Evans


Senior 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
Fields: Educational Psychology, Music Performance
Tags: Education and Training, The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)

Research

Paul studies 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 undergraduate and postgraduate Music Education programs.

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 and his honours research examined the perception and experience of emotion in response to real and imagined music.

Publications

    Conference Papers

    • Evans P; Schubert E, 2006, 'Quantification of Gabrielsson`s relationships between felt and expressed emotions in music', in Demorest SM; Morrison SJ; Campbell PS (eds.), 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
    • Schubert E; Evans P; Rink J, 2006, 'Emotion in real and imagined music: Same or different?', in Demorest SM; Morrison SJ; Campbell PS (eds.), 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

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 Reviews

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 Reviews

Australian Society for Music Education National Conference

 

Affiliations and membership

Member, International Society for Music Education (ISME)

Member, Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research (sempre)

International Affiliate, American Psychological Association (APA; Division 15: Educational Psychology)

International Affiliate, American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Member, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

Member, Interntional Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)

Related links

My research on music performance science:

Optimal Music Performance: http://optimalmusicperformance.com

 

A brief video outlining my research and teaching areas:

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw2dcprGI3E&list=PLeDcFqa7KE7kSYNEcht5g_Dr96ZRVz0-q&index=15