MUSC5005 International Music Methodologies

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1OnlineOnline
This unit prepares music teachers to include the music of different cultures in their classrooms by considering music teaching methodologies from across the world. In addition to interacting with musicians and teachers from other countries, students focus on music training from preschool to tertiary institutions from across the globe. The unit is further designed to provide understanding of music pedagogy through cultural and contextual study and the analysis of teaching modes and assessment strategies.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 ethnomusicology and teaching.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a thorough knowledge of current and historical global musical training methodologies; (2) demonstrate the ability to apply global music training methodologies in settings from preschool to tertiary programs; (3) demonstrate the ability to include music of different cultures in their own classrooms; and (4) demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of music as a means for greater cultural awareness and understanding.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online individual presentation; (2) 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 is an online unit. Synchronous online classes: 16 hours per semester; asynchronous online tutorials: 10 hours per semester; asynchronous online cohort sessions: 10 hours per semester
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019_ONLINE [SEM-1_2019_ONLINE]
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