MUSC5001 Curriculum and Practice: Creativity in the Classroom

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Students learn the philosophical foundations of the creative process in this unit. Participants are informed by readings and discussions and also learn by doing. Workshop sessions provide the opportunity for cohort members to develop skills to facilitate creativity in their lessons in a student-centric environment. By understanding and experiencing the elements of creativity, the teacher/musician is better equipped to inspire their students to explore imaginative and original ways of expressing the art of music making. 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 fulfil the prerequisites and who have an interest in teaching creativity.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the philosophical foundations of creativity; (2) demonstrate an understanding of the elemental tenets of creativity; (3) acquire skills to facilitate creativity in the classroom in a student-centric environment; and (4) posess the skills and qualities to inspire their students to explore imaginative and original ways of expressing the art of music making.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class/online individual presentation; (2) in-class/online cohort presentation; and (3) written submissions. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Alan Lourens
Contact hours
This unit is planned to be an on-campus residency course. Pre-residency synchronous online class: 4 hours; on-campus residency face-to-face classes: 24 hours; post-residency asynchronous online cohort sessions: 8 hours
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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  • 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.