MMag. Wilfried Aigner PhD is assistant professor at mdw Vienna at the Department of Music Education Research, Music Didactics and Elementary Music Education (IMP). His academic teaching and research activities focus on issues of digital media and their implementation in music education, on research strategies to interlink theory-based research knowledge with educational innovation development (such as Practitioner Research or DBR) and on inter-institutional cooperation and curriculum development. At IMP, he is responsible for the mentoring team as well as for organization and content design of the master internships for future music teachers, which is also an ongoing research topic. In his professional life, he has gained 15 years of classroom teaching experience in Austrian Secondary schools, before earning his Ph.D with a study on the subject of “Composing between school and social web” which was one of the first German-language Design-based Research works in music education, helping to pave the way for DBR as research approach in the music education community. He also holds Master’s degrees in Instrumental Music Education as well as in French Language Studies (University of Vienna & Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3). He is currently a board member of the European Network EAS (European Association for Music in School) with responsibility for communication. He is also member of the EAS Special Focus group DigiTIME (Digital Technologies in Music Education).
Prof. Dr. Aigner’s tasks will be to be part of WP5 and to develop OERs for WP5.