MUSEP 2001 - Music Education and Pedagogy 2A
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code MUSEP 2001 Course Music Education and Pedagogy 2A Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible MUSICED 2010, MUSPFPED 2010 Assumed Knowledge Ability to read music Course Description This course begins with a focus on the creative processes of improvisation and composition, and will include practical creative activities. Relevant research literature will highlight the role of improvisation and composition in music learning, both in the development of musical understanding and in the acquisition of practical skills. Psychological principles, particularly with regard to motivation and practising, will be further explored. There will be an introduction to the widely known music teaching and learning methodologies, including the Dalcroze, Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki and Yamaha approaches. Students will increase their knowledge of relevant teaching resources and also begin developing their own teaching materials.
Course Coordinator: Dr Emily Dollman
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the creative processes of improvisation and composition.
2. Develop awareness of relevant research literature about the role of improvisation and composition in music learning.
3. Develop awareness of relevant instrumental/vocal teaching materials for various age groups.
4. Participate in discussions about psychological principles, and their application to music learning, particularly in regard to motivation and practising.
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, 2 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, 3, 4 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
1 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
Required ResourcesThe set course readings are posted online on the MyUni Website.
Hallam, S. 'Instrumental Teaching: A Guide to Better Teaching and Learning', Oxford:Heinemann Educational, 2009, available in closed reservce, Elder Conservatorium of Music Library.
Houlahan, M. and Tacka, P. 'Kodaly Today', Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, available online in the Elder Conservatorium of Music Library
McPherson, G. and Parncutt, R. ed. 'The Science and Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning', Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, Online in Elder Conservatorium of Music Library
Recommended ResourcesIn addition to the Required Resources, readings will be posted online in Weekly Modules and in a Reading Content List.
Additionally, web links are provided in weekly modules to support the content of weekly lectures and seminars.
Online LearningPlease see MyUni website for Online Learning activities and resources for this course.
Information regarding assessments and weekly content are placed on MyUni.
Turnitin is used for the submission of written assessment tasks.
Online Discussion Boards allow for general points to be discussed and files shared.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course is comprised of 2 hour Lectures and 1 hour Seminars.
Attendance is required at Seminars, and is strongly encouraged at Lectures as this Course has a highly participatory element, exploring how to teach improvising and composing to students in individual instrumental lessons, group ensembles and classroom situtions.
Students will form small groups to engage in improvising and composing activities themselves, learning through 'doing' how to engage students in creative music learning activities.
Examples of participatory music making covered in this course include: improvisation over a set harmonic bass line; improvisation to a given stimulus from another art form (eg. painting/ poem/ story); improvisation to enhance theoretical and technical development; embellishment of a given melody; and composition activities suitable for a range of student ages and abilities.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The workload for this course comprises one 2 hour Lecture and a 1 hour Seminar per week (weeks 1-12).
6 hours per week reading
2 hours research per week
2 hours assignment preparation per week
Total: 156 hours per semester.
Learning Activities SummaryDuring this highly participatory course students will be involved in exploring the central concepts behind the use of Creativity in Music Education.
Students will engage in participatory music making involving the development of, and delivery of, creative music learning activities.
We will cover the historical background to the place of creativity in education in general, and music education in particular. We will discuss the key individuals behind the emergance of creative music making in the classroom, as well as the place of creative music making in all genres of instrumental and vocal performance.
The benefits of various music creative activities will be discussed in lectures and seminars, and specific learning activities suitable for use in classroom and instrumental lessons will be studied and used during the class.
Indicative breakdown of weekly content:
Weeks 1-3: Improvisation and music learning
Weeks 4-6: Composition and music learning
Weeks 7-9: Class presentations and the benefits of creativity for student motivation and engagement
Weeks 10-11: Methodologies of music education (including Dalcroze, Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki, Yamaha approaches)
Week 12: Participation in the Paul Rissmann Creative Project (including creating a new piece of music, intensive rehearsals of the piece, and performance in the Elder Hall Lunch Hour Concert).
Specific Course RequirementsAbility to read music.
Attendance at Seminars.
Participation in hands on music making exploring improvising and composition in an educational context.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceStudents will engage in small group discovery experience weekly, engaging in instrumental music making activities in small groups and 'learning through doing'.
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 SummaryParticipation in the Paul Rissmann Creative Project, including rehearsals and performing in Elder Hall Lunch Hour Concert: 40%, Course Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4
Teaching materials assignment: 30%, Course learning outcomes 3, 4
Essay (1500 words): 30%, Course learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment Related RequirementsN/A
Assessment DetailFull details of each Assessment task are provided online in files on the Canvas MyUni site. These files include full details of assignment expectations, due dates, submission details and marking criteria.
SubmissionWritten assignments will be submitted using Turnitin through MyUni.
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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