EDUC 6525B - Instrumental Music Curriculum & Methodology B
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
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 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N 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: Janelle Fletcher
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn Successful completion of this course student will be able:
Course Learning Outcomes
GA Arts GA Uni Both Semesters 1
Assemble a range of subject-appropriate resources, including online, that engage a diversity of students in their learning. 2.6 & 3.4 1, 2 1, 2 2
Integrate relevant research and theory to develop a broad repertoire of subject-appropriate teaching and learning strategies, including use of ICT. 3.2 & 3.3 2 2 3
Demonstrate a commitment to work ethically and collaboratively so as to meet the professional expectations required of teachers. 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 & 7.4 6 6 4
Demonstrate communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a diverse range of students. 3.5, 4.2 & 5.5 3, 5 3, 5 5
Develop a broad repertoire of subject-appropriate teaching and learning strategies, including use of ICT. 2.1, 2.6, 3.2 & 3.3 2, 3 2, 3 Semester One 6
Demonstrate thorough knowledge and understanding of the complexity of the discipline and the teaching strategies of the learning area. 2.1, 3.2 & 3.3 1, 2 1, 2 7
Design and sequence unit and lesson plans based on essential content of the subject area, curriculum and assessment principles. 2.2, 2.3 & 3.2 1, 2 1, 2 8
Assemble relevant and appropriate sources of professional learning for teachers including subject professional associations. 6.2, 6.3 & 7.4 4, 6 4, 6 Semester 2 9
Demonstrate broad knowledge of strategies that can be used to evaluate teaching programs to improve student learning. 3.6 & 5.4 3, 4, 6 3, 4, 6 10
Identify and interpret student learning needs and design learning strategies so as to respond to student diversity. 5.1 & 5.2 2, 3, 5 2, 3, 5 11
Formulate a range of feedback and assessment strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess student learning in the subject area and for various curricula eg SACSA, SACE, ACARA, IB. 5.1, 5.2, 5.5 & 7.2 2, 3, 5 2, 3, 5 12
Demonstrate understanding of assessment, moderation and its application to support consistent and comparable judgements of student learning. 5.3, 5.4 & 5.5 2, 3, 5 2, 3, 5 Note:
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):
Graduate Attributes: Faculty of Arts Graduate Attributes:
Graduate Attributes: University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes:
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 6, 7 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
8, 9 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4, 10, 11, 12 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
3, 8, 9
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 Learning Outcomes Arrangement for a class ensemble
70% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 Composition for a class ensemble Swot Week 30% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
Assessment Related RequirementsAssignment 1 must be completed satisfactorily in order to pass the overall course
Assessment DetailAssignment 1 …. 70% Due Week 3 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 Swot Week 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.
No information currently available.
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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
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