MUSC5010 Synthesis of Research and Music Pedagogy

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Cohort members have been involved in a two-year learning journey of growth and metacognitive pursuit. As a capstone experience, this unit is intended to be a review of everything that has been learned throughout the degree program. It marks the culmination of all the work and a contemplation of next steps.

Students are asked to reflect and present on a variety of topics, both individually and as a cohort. The success of the degree program is not measured by what has been learned, but by how cohort members put this learning to use to be more effective teachers. Further research is also pursued and presented on a selected topic that students have focused upon during the latter portion of their degree.
Students are able to (1) apply a metacognitive view of the topics studied throughout the master's degree process; (2) reflect upon and apply a global, pedagogical perspective to teaching music; (3) demonstrate a personal and well-grounded philosophy of music which enhances pedagogical skills; and (4) demonstrate skills required for further research in music.
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
Unit rules
MUSC5008 Research and Literature Review
Contact hours
This is an on-campus residency unit. 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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