MUSICED 1000A - Music Education 1 Part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code MUSICED 1000A Course Music Education 1 Part 1 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 2 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only Course Description This course aims to explore some of the key concepts involved in learning in general, such as learner motivation and developing self-esteem. It will include discussion of theories of musical development, the importance of music in early childhood development, music and the brain, learning musical skills and the impact of music on the intellectual, social and personal development of young people. A perspective on current practices in music education will be developed through a number of observation visits to educational settings and through an exploration of significant historical developments in Australian music education.
Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Rosevear
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
The objectives of this course are to develop:
- ideas about the rationale for music in education
- knowledge about the principles of music learning and methodologies for music education
- awareness of current practices in music education
- knowledge about the uses of technology in music education.
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 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 3, 4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2, 3, 4
There are no required textbooks for this course. Assigned readings will be advised in due course.
McPherson, G. & Welch, G. (Eds.). (2012). Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1. Oxford: OUP
McPherson, G., Davidson, J.W., & Faulkner, R. (Eds.). (2012). Music in our Lives. Oxford: OUP
Philpott, C & Plummeridge, C. (2001). (Eds.). Issues in Music Teaching. London: Routledge Falmer.
Wiggins, J. (2009). Teaching for musical understanding. 2nd ed. Rochester, Michigan: CARMU.
Various class notes, resources and assignments will be placed on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
The workshops cover a range of topics, with an emphasis on class discussion of prepared readings. Students will undertake some observations including the Primary Schools Music Festival Orchestra in semester 1, and a series of school visits in semester 2.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements for this full year course.
Required reading for workshops – approximately 3 hours per week
Observation - approximately 2 hours for at least 5 visits
Assignment preparation – as needed, approximately 2-3 hours per week
Learning Activities Summary
- Musical development and education
- Rationale for music in education
- Principles of music learning
- Aspects of learning in music performance
- Music in early childhood education
- Music and the brain
- Theories and methodologies for music education
- Australian Curriculum: The Arts
- Current practices in music education
- Australian Arts curriculum
- School visits and discussion of observations
- Uses of technology in music education
Specific Course Requirements
All students are expected to actively and positively participate in 100% of required classes for this course. Students will need to seek approval from the lecturer concerned for any absences as per the Conservatorium Participation & Attendance Guidelines (see Handbook - http://music.adelaide.edu.au/current/handbook/ )
Penalties: Any unapproved absences will incur a deduction of 5 marks per absence which will be applied to the final total mark for the course – ie. after all other assessments have been completed and calculated.
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.
The assessment components include a range of tasks which will enable students to provide reports on learning activities observed in professional settings, and to review literature relevant to the field. Students will undertake a music technology project, as well as write an essay. Information outlining requirements for the various assessment components, along with assignment cover sheets, will be provided in due course.
Assessment Related Requirements
All assessment components must be passed in order to the pass the course as a whole.
Refer to Specific Course Requirements section for specific attendance and participation requirements.
Written exercise pertaining to literature review
Group presentation on a methodology
Article review and class presentation
Essay of 1000-1500 words
School observation visits
Music technology project
Literature Review exercises - short written exercises based on class readings.
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR ACADEMIC AND TEXT-BASED COURSES
The following guidelines are used for the assessment of all undergraduate academic and text-based courses in the University of Adelaide Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
Outstanding or exceptional work in terms of understanding, interpretation and presentation A very high standard of work which demonstrates originality and insight Demonstrates a high level of understanding and presentation and a degree of originality and insight Satisfies the minimum requirements Fails to satisfy the minimum requirements
Assignment Cover Sheets
Information outlining requirements for the various assessment components, along with assignment cover sheets, will be provided in due course. Cover sheets require a signed acknowledgement by the student of the University’s policy on plagiarism, thus giving a legal status to cover sheets. Your work may not be marked if the cover sheet is not completed and attached.
All students must sign the declaration regarding plagiarism and collusion and work cannot be assessed without this. By submitting your assignment you are agreeing to the following:
I declare that all material in this assessment is my own work except where there is clear acknowledgement and reference to the work of others. I have read the University Policy Statement on Plagiarism, Collusion and Related Forms of Cheating. I give permission for my assessment work to be reproduced and submitted to other academic staff for the purposes of assessment and to be copied, submitted and retained in a form suitable for electronic checking of plagiarism.
Assignments must be submitted by 12 noon on the due date, unless stipulated otherwise.
Assignments should be placed in the Music Education Assignment Box adjacent to Schulz Room 909, and signed in on the class list there. Assignments are generally marked and returned within a 2-week period.
Late assignment policy:
Extensions are only granted when supporting documentation can be provided and then, and only then, by arrangement with the course lecturer prior to the due date and time. Extensions will not be granted under any other circumstance. Assessed work that is submitted late (after the due date and time) will not be examined for assessment or feedback. In the case of illness this will require a medical certificate, and in the case of personal (non-medical) circumstances you will need a letter of support from a University Student Counsellor. For further information please refer to the following website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/counselling_centre/
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
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.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
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- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
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- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
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- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
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- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
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