MUSC5004 Instructional Design

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit investigates the underlying theory supporting the development of effective instructional design. Selected instructional systems are examined in terms of a design-delivery-assessment model. A major focus is the application of models to specific curricular areas in elementary, secondary and tertiary environments. This is accomplished through researching current practice across international music programs. Each student sets personal goals for developing new curricular and practical applications based on their own research. 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 any content area.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the models used to create successful instructional design for music teaching; (2) demonstrate an awareness of best practice in instructional design globally; (3) demonstrate a strong understanding of the fundamental elements of curriculum development; (4) demonstrate the ability to effectively design student centered instruction for a selected region, area, and level of music education; and (5) demonstrate a well grounded philosophy of music which enhances pedagogical skills through the use of strong curriculum design.
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)
Dr 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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