MUSICED 2020 - Music Education 2B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

This course will explore popular music and jazz, including a historical overview and analysis of musical styles within these genres, along with composition and practical experience of these styles. It will include study of the role of popular music and jazz in society and in education, as well as exploration of the role of music technology in popular music and jazz. The woodwind family of instruments will be investigated. Students will undertake observations of the use of popular music and jazz in educational settings. Students will participate in instrumental and choral ensembles where the repertoire is written and directed by other students.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSICED 2020
    Course Music Education 2B
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MUSICED 2010
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only
    Quota 20
    Course Description This course will explore popular music and jazz, including a historical overview and analysis of musical styles within these genres, along with composition and practical experience of these styles. It will include study of the role of popular music and jazz in society and in education, as well as exploration of the role of music technology in popular music and jazz. The woodwind family of instruments will be investigated. Students will undertake observations of the use of popular music and jazz in educational settings. Students will participate in instrumental and choral ensembles where the repertoire is written and directed by other students.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Rosevear

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    The objectives of this course are to develop:

    1. Knowledge and practical application of various styles of jazz and popular music
    2. Knowledge of methods and materials for teaching jazz and popular music
    3. Awareness and practical skills in the use of music technology
    4. Practical skills and knowledge of the woodwind family of instruments
    5. Ensemble skills in vocal and instrumental settings
    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
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3, 5
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Pearson, Bruce. Standard of Excellence - tutor book for instrument (clarinet) being used in woodwind methodology (available from Allans or other music retailer).

    Recommended Resources
    Wiggins, J. (2009). Teaching for musical understanding. 2nd ed. Rochester, Michigan: CARMU.
    Online Learning

    This Course Profile, assignments and various other resources will be placed on MyUni. The file share facility here will also be activated to enable course participants to readily share resources which they prepare.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    The workshops cover a range of topics, with an emphasis on class discussion of prepared readings, both in groups and with the whole class.

    The woodwind methodology class requires students to develop practical skills on a woodwind instrument, and develops knowledge of pedagogical aspects for beginning students and writing for woodwind instruments.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    4 hours per week contact
    3 hours per week observation, practical preparation
    5 hours per week reading, assignment preparation

    Learning Activities Summary

    SEMINARS - Main Topics:

    Weeks 1-6 (Thursday 9-11am)
    Historical overview of styles of jazz and popular music
    Musical techniques in jazz and popular music
    The role of jazz and popular music in society and in music education
    Observation of school classes

    Weeks 7-12 (Thursday 9-10am)
    Composition and performance of popular music and jazz
    Musical Futures
    Use of music technology in popular music and jazz

    Weeks 7-12 (Thursday 10-11am)
    Woodwind methodology – students will have the use of a clarinet (to be on loan from the Conservatorium if needed).
    Refer to separate information to be provided by Anna Lester. Students will gain practical skills on a woodwind instrument (e.g. clarinet) as well as learn about playing principles and instrumental capabilities for instruments in the woodwind family.
    Knowledge of teaching materials and techniques for woodwind instruments, including knowledge of the capabilities of beginners, writing for woodwind instruments, and instrument maintenance.
    The woodwind methodology class requires students to develop a range of practical and functional skills and knowledge on a woodwind instrument, and develops knowledge of pedagogical aspects for beginning students and writing for woodwind instruments.

    WORKSHOPS
    Participation in Music Education Band and Choir.

    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 http://music.adelaide.edu.au/study/current/leave.pdf)

    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.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    Rationale for assessment: A range of assessment tasks seeks to address the course objectives. The assessment components are designed to provide students with opportunities to plan, prepare and develop their oral and written communication skills, and to develop their ability to locate and make use of relevant resources.

    In the essay component, students will be expected to draw upon class readings and other relevant music education literature. In the Teaching Materials Project, students will be expected to develop their own resources for the teaching of popular music and jazz. The Styles Assignment will require students to research specific styles within each of popular music and jazz. In the Woodwind Resource Folio students will be expected to develop their knowledge of resources for woodwind instruments. Participation in ensembles seeks to develop ensemble skills as well as leadership skills.

    Detailed information outlining requirements for the various assessment components, along with assignment cover sheets, will be provided in due course for each of the various assessment components.

    Summative Assessment:
    Essay - 30% Obj 1, 2, 3
    Teaching materials project-  20% Obj 2, 3
    Styles assignment-  20% Obj 1, 3
    Woodwind resource folio - 20% Obj 4
    Ensemble participation - 10% Obj 5

    Formative Assessment – observation journal

    Assessment Related Requirements

    All assessment components must be passed in order to the pass the course as a whole.

    Refer to section 4.4 above for specific attendance and participation requirements.

    Assessment Detail
    Assessment components:
    Assessment tasksWeightingLearning Outcomes
    Styles assignment
    Presentation on two different styles (Powerpoint)
    20% 1, 3
    Teaching materials project
    Prepare a unit of work
    20% 2, 3
    Essay 30% 1, 2, 3
    Woodwind Resource folio 20% 4
    Ensemble participation 10% 5
    Formative Assessment – observation journal
    Submission

    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.

    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.

    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/ 

    Course Grading

    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.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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