EDUC 6525B - Instrumental Music Curriculum & Methodology B
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code EDUC 6525B Course Instrumental Music Curriculum & Methodology B Coordinating Unit School of Education Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 2 hours per week, in addition to a 2 hour common lecture focussing on Assessment and Reporting Prerequisites Degree in Music, or a pass in Level III music course, plus recognised instrumental qualifications Corequisites Must enrol in EDUC 6514B Restrictions Available to GradDipEd students only Course Description The course aims to present information on a range of methodologies and develop a variety of pedagogical skills to help students to be better prepared for the start of their teaching career.
Course Coordinator: Brenton TregloanBrenton Tregloan Mob: 0408 896 021 firstname.lastname@example.org
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Develop strategies for ensemble direction, both instrumental and choral. 2 Develop strategies for successful instrumental teaching. 3 Develop skills in composition, arranging and improvisation 4 Develop skills in the teaching of composition, arranging and improvisation. 5 Develop opportunities to compose, arrange, perform and conduct. 6 Develop awareness of the professional expectations required of music teachers. 7 Develop awareness of music technology in the classroom 8 Develop awareness of pedagogical issues relevant to the teaching of classroom and instrumental
9 Develop communication skills within the classroom setting.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2,4,5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1,2,4,5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2,3,4,5,7 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2,6,7 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,2,4,6
Required ResourcesNo text is required. Notes and resource material will be given out, when appropriate, at the lectures
Recommended ResourcesPlease note that GDE Music students can borrow from the Elder Music Library.
Swipe Card Access is also available for the Music computers with Sibelius software on Schulz Level 7.
The following books are available in the Elder Music Library:
Dorricott, I and Allan, B.C. “In Tune with Music” Books 1, 2, and 3. Pub. McGraw-Hill. Teacher editions.
Department of Education, Science and Training. (2005). National review of school music education. Augmenting the diminished. Perth: Australian Government & Centre for Learning, Change and Development, Murdoch University.
Evans, J. & Philpott, C. (2009). A practical guide to teaching music in the secondary school. Oxon: Routledge.
Marsh, C. (2010). Becoming a teacher. 5th ed. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education – available in Barr Smith Library and Education Library.
Websites – there are many useful websites for music education. A good starting point is the ASME
Music Education Web Portal – access via http://www.asme.edu.au/whatsnew.html
Australian Curriculum: The Arts http://www.acara.edu.au/arts.html
SACSA Framework - www.sacsa.sa.edu.au
Musical Futures – see http://www.musicalfutures.org.uk/
Online LearningAssessment items and readings are provided via MyUni
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesMost of the content in the course this semester is of a workshop nature. Attendance at the lecture is important both for the benefit of the individual and for the support of their peers within the group.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.In addition to the attendance expectations, a conservative estimate of extra time needed to fulfil the course requirement is in the order of 8 hours.
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Week 1 Arranging for a class ensemble.
Examination of instrumental ranges and attributes, effective arrangement techniques and
practical use of small ensemble arrangements in the classroom. Students will write an arrangement for an ensemble from within the group
1.2, 1.2,1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, Week 2 Performance assessment
Students will be exposed to a range of musical performances by secondary school students of varying ability. Students will be given the opportunity to assess and discuss the performances in the context of a year 12 performance final exam.
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5 Week 3 Performance of student arrangements.
Assignment 1 assessment 70%
Student arrangements will be performed, using ensembles from within the lecture group. Opportunity will be available to share resources from these performances. Students will need their
instruments for this session
3.5, 4.2 Week 4 Choral conducting
Workshop of choral conducting techniques, with the vocal participation of the group members.
1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2 Week 5 Technology in the classroom
Visit to the Woodville High School Special Interest Music Centre where we will have a practical, hands-on session to experience some of the current computer-based teaching programmes being used in schools
1.2, 1.2,1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1,3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Week 6 Composition
In this session we explore a variety of contemporary compositional techniques. The session will involve the practical performance of some works by established composers. Students will need their instruments for this session. Assignment 2 will be to write a composition based on the techniques and discussions during this session.
1.2,1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 5.1,
Week 7 Composition
In this session we will explore aspects of the creative
process with a visit to the Art Gallery of South Australia. We will
explore the relationship of visual art and musical composition from a
range of historical periods and contemporary cultural settings
1.2, 1.2,1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, Week 8 Composition performanceStudents will perform each other’s
compositions, with the pportunity to share resources for classroom
teaching and professional development. This performance will be the
assessment forassignment 2 (40%)
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Due Weighting Arrangement for a class ensemble
14 Aug 2014
70% Composition for a class ensemble 6 November 2014 30%
Assessment Related RequirementsAssignment 1 must be completed satisfactorily in order to pass the overall course
Assessment DetailAssignment 1 …. 70% Due August 14th at 4.00 p.m.
Arrange a published song or piece o music for an ensemble from within our group. It should no less than 32 bars in length and suitable in style, genre and complexity for performance by a year 9 or 10 music class.
A concert pitch score and transposed parts should be presented for assessment.
Assessment criteria will include presentation of the score, use of melody and counter melody, harmony parts, bass line and percussion, use of contrasting sections, articulation on the score and parts, correct transposition, suitability to year level, musicality and originality.
Assignment 2 ….. 30% Due November 6th at 4.00 p.m.
Compose a piece of music for a small ensemble from within our group. It should display the use of a compositional technique discussed in the workshop and should have a duration of between two to five minutes.
A concert pitch score and transposed parts (where appropriate) should be presented for assessment.
Assessment criteria; Use of compositional guidelines and tools, use of a contemporary compositional technique, creativity, originality and artistic/aural awareness.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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