EDUC5547 Music Teaching and Learning: Philosophies and Pedagogies

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit covers foundational knowledge and skills for reflective music education practitioners—an introduction to the philosophy, aims and objectives of music education; developmental principles, pedagogies and teaching methods. It also covers music curriculum development, planning and programming, music education repertoires, resources and technologies. The unit builds upon the wealth of musical skills and experiences that students bring to the unit following extensive music studies at undergraduate levels and helps students apply them to the teaching of music in classroom (with a special emphasis on K to 7), studio, extracurricular and community settings.
Students are able to (1) articulate a broad overview of music education philosophies and pedagogies; (2) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the developmental psychology of music from in utero to adulthood and the implications for teaching and learning music; (3) understand the principles of planning and programming for music education including current curriculum policies and devise, apply and assess appropriate learning experiences for a range of education settings (e.g. school music ensembles, individual instrumental lessons, classroom music K to 7); and (4) demonstrate familiarity with a range of classroom and co-curriculum music resources and repertoires typically for use in K to 7 (including information and communication technologies), through critical analysis, selection, adaptation and arrangement, and their application to authentic or hypothetic learning environments.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) literature review and (2) planning, programming and music resources portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
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Associate Professor Robert Faulkner
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