MUSC5006 Music Education: A Catalyst for Social Change

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1OnlineOnline
Content
This unit focuses on the interlocking elements of theory and practice as they relate to social change in the twenty-first century. In particular, students explore how music education has an important role in developing a student's sense of self-identity and being part of a group—two critical aspects of managing social change. An understanding of the issues of social justice is developed in tandem with a review of critical pedagogy as practised by Paulo Freier (1970).

This unit is a compulsory unit in the Master of Music International Pedagogy (coursework and dissertation) (12550) and Master of Music International Pedagogy (coursework) (12570). It is also open to students enrolled in other majors and degree pathways who fulfill the prerequisites and who have an interest in the issues regarding social justice.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the elements of theory and practice as they relate to social change in the twenty-first century; (2) demonstrate an awareness of the aspects of managing social change; (3) demonstrate an understanding for how music education develops a student's sense of self-identity and being part of a group; (4) demonstrate an understanding of the issues of social justice; and (5) develop an awareness of the critical pedagogy of social justice as practised by Paulo Freier (1970).
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online individual presentation; (2) online individual presentation; and (3) written submissions. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Alan Lourens
Contact hours
This is an online unit. synchronous online classes: 16 hours per semester; asynchronous online tutorials: 10 hours per semester; asynchronous online cohort sessions: 10 hours per semester
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019_ONLINE [SEM-1_2019_ONLINE]
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