EDUC5548 Music Teaching and Learning in Context

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit focuses on developing knowledge and skills for reflective music education practitioners commensurate with National Professional Standards for Teachers at graduate levels for 'Knowing the content and how to teach it'—critical and applied approaches to developmental principles, philosophies, pedagogies, planning, programming and assessment of music teaching and learning. It builds upon the wealth of musical skills and experiences that students already possess and helps students apply to them to the teaching of music in the classroom (with a special emphasis on Years 7 to 12), studio, extra-curricular and community settings.
Students are able to (1) critically appraise theories of musical development, music education philosophies, pedagogies and practices and contextualise them in authentic practices; (2) apply this knowledge to devise and assess coherent, sequential music education programs taking account of current curriculum policies across a range of education settings (e.g. school music ensembles, individual instrumental lessons, classroom music Years 7 to 12); and (3) demonstrate familiarity with a range of classroom and co-curriculum music resources and repertoires, typically for use in Years 7 to 12 (including information and communication technologies), through critical analysis, selection, adaptation and arrangement, and by their application and assessment in authentic learning environments.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a critical essay and (2) a 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.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Robert Faulkner
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