Highlights of Azerbaijan

In July, I was fortunate to receive a SoE travel grant that allowed me to present two papers at the International Society of Music Education 33rd world Conference, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Both papers presented findings that illuminate aspects of creative practice, education and research; the first investigating dialogic communication in creative practice teaching, and the other a Chapter investigating intercultural Creative learning, presented in our book:


de Bruin, L. R., Burnard, P., & Davis, S. (2018). Creativities in Arts Education, Research and Practice: International Perspectives for the Future of Learning and Teaching. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. ISBN: 978-90-04-36958-0.

The weather was hot, the mood convivial - lots of listening, making and dancing to music, and several future research possibilities mapped out.



RMIT colleagues Professor David Forrest and PhD candidate Louise Godwin

A highlight was certainly hearing an authentic variety of musics from this amazing part of the world.

It seems I also appeared on Azerbaijani TV: