MUSC4711 Studio Teaching and Musical Leadership 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content
This unit includes the psychological and pedagogical aspects of instrumental and vocal teaching and performance; rehearsal techniques; conducting school ensembles; philosophy and psychology of instrumental teaching and learning; and materials, repertoire and methods. At the core of the unit is the teaching apprenticeship requiring a minimum of 20 hours of supervised teaching. Full details of the content of each component of this unit may be found in the respective unit outlines available from the Conservatorium of Music.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental and diverse learning needs of adolescent learners in Music; (2) display a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary Music curriculum; (3) display a detailed understanding of the current Western Australian Music curriculum; (4) display sound specialist content knowledge in a range of musical repertoires and modes of engagement; (5) plan and evaluate varied instruction for effective and engaging musical learning; (6) critically evaluate and develop instructional resources for secondary Music, including a range of educational technologies and enhance approaches to learning; (7) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies; (8) critically and positively reflect upon own teaching practice; and (9) research established and new theories of learning and best practice as a way to improve own performance.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay; (2) choral arrangement; (3) band arrangement; and (4) observation Journal and Reflection on ensemble direction. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Paul de Cinque
Contact hours
30 hours of lectorials and workshops
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  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.
  • If this unit is offered as on-campus face-to-face study only, students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.