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) display an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in Music; (2) develop an understandingigning listening activities, lesson plans, of different orientations and theoretical frameworks of the subject; (3) demonstrate a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary Music curriculum; (4) display a detailed understanding of the current Western Australian Music Curriculum; (5) plan and evaluate various instructional sequences (lesson plans and programmes) for effective and engaging musical learning; (6) evaluate and develop instructional resources for secondary Music, including information and communication technology (ICT) and other educational technologies; (7) acquire an understanding of effective assessment practice in Music through the planning of assessment tasks; (8) develop an awareness of diverse student learning needs through the planning of differentiated learning; and (9) demonstrate a developing proficiency in engaging students from diverse social and cultural contexts and with diverse literacy and numeracy capabilities.
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 Paul de Cinque
Unit rules
This unit is for students enrolled in Master of Teaching - Secondary
Course Code 32550
Contact hours
30 hours of lectorials and workshops
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]

Full details of required texts for each component are available from Booktopia and from the School of Music. Lists of required texts and recommended further reading are also provided in the full unit outlinesĀ 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.