Motje Wolf follows two main research interests: Vocal Education and Technology Enhanced Music Education.
Technology Enhanced Music Education
Motje is an internationally published researcher in the field of technology enhanced music education. She has taken up a full-time VC2020 lecturer post in the Education Division of De Montfort University (DMU) which includes protected time for research in 2015. Prior to this, she has worked as Research Assistant in the EARS 2 project (http://ears2.dmu.ac.uk), an EU funded international educational research project at the Music, Technology and Innovation (MTI) Research Centre at DMU.
Motje’s research focuses on music education related to music technology, especially on teaching sound-based music within the music classroom. She has conducted studies regarding the pupil’s and the teacher’s experience of teaching and learning sound-based music. In her doctoral thesis The Appreciation of Electroacoustic Music – An Empirical Study with Inexperienced Listeners she developed investigated the change of inexperienced listeners’ appreciation of electroacoustic music.
Being a professional singer herself, Motje has developed a strong interest in different teaching models of singing. In her current research project Models of Vocal Education (MOVE) she investigates the models that form the basics of singing teaching. Furthermore, she is interested in enhancing the pedagogical practice for working with young voices.
In the Education Studies Division, Motje teaches on the module “Researching Childhood” for 2nd year BA students and is module leader for the MA module “Assessment and the Curriculum”.
Motje is happy to supervise PhD and MA students interested in Music Education. Please feel free to contact her for further information.