MUSC4632 Secondary Music Curriculum 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit comprises a detailed study of the practices and procedures for teaching class music at lower and upper secondary levels.
Students are able to (1) apply the requirements of the Australian National Curriculum (ANC) and the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) to plan appropriate music lessons/units and programs for Years 7 to 12; (2) apply the principles of assessment of the ANC and WACE to evaluate student learning; (3) critically appraise the relevance of prominent philosophies, methods and psychological theories of music education relevant to the secondary school context; (4) plan lessons and schemes of work/program plans that incorporate practical and creative activities; (5) construct assessment tasks utilising sound assessment principles; (6) discuss the pedagogical issues in the planning and teaching of curriculum components (such as aural, music history and set works) within the secondary school context; (7) demonstrate understanding of the basic issues relating to managing a music department; and (8) undergo the application process of a music teaching position.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) teaching resource portfolio; (2) assessment moderation task ; and (3) composition or arrangement. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicholas Bannan
Unit rules
MUSC4631 Secondary Music Curriculum 1
Contact hours
30 hours: weekly lectures/seminars
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_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.