MUSC4631 Secondary Music Curriculum 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit comprises a detailed study of the practices and procedures for teaching class music focusing on lower and middle secondary levels.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate familiarity with the historical development and syllabus requirements of the Australian National Curriculum (ANC) and Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE); (2) apply the ANC and WACE Framework to plan music lessons/units; (3) apply the principles of assessment of the ANC and WACE to evaluate student learning; (4) articulate the place and need for music in secondary schools; (5) critically appraise the relevance of prominent philosophies, methods and psychological theories of music education relevant to the secondary school context; (6) demonstrate familiarity with the aims of the Post-compulsory Education Review and the ANC and the WACE and their implications for music and arts education practices; and (7) collect, adapt and revise teaching materials covering a wide range of pedagogical styles and contexts that prepare for and support classroom teaching at Secondary level.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) designing listening activities; (2) lesson plans; and (3) semester portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicholas Bannan
Contact hours
30 hours—lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour (for 10 weeks)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]

Full details of required texts for each component are available from the University Co-operative Bookshop and from the School of Music. Lists of required texts and recommended further reading are also provided in the full unit outlines available from the School of Music.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.