MUSPED 5005 - Individual and Group Teaching A

North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2017

The course underscores the importance of mapping chosen teaching materials to pupils? developing needs and aspirations in the context of the Australian Curriculum and Australian National standards. Students will conduct a materials survey, investigate the principles underpinning individual and group teaching and develop perspectives on currently relevant national and state curricula and standards. Students will create a Folio of appropriate materials and relevant documents associated with Individual and Group teaching. Lectures and tutorials will allow students to explore elements that are common to teaching and learning in various instrumental groupings and those that differ. Relevant general principles of learning and teaching music at developing skill levels and representative age ranges will be surveyed.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSPED 5005
    Course Individual and Group Teaching A
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Summer
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completed Bachelor Degree in Music or 7 years work experience in music supported by a portfolio of evidence approved by the Faculty.
    Restrictions Available to Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching students only
    Quota 50
    Course Description The course underscores the importance of mapping chosen teaching materials to pupils? developing needs and aspirations in the context of the Australian Curriculum and Australian National standards. Students will conduct a materials survey, investigate the principles underpinning individual and group teaching and develop perspectives on currently relevant national and state curricula and standards. Students will create a Folio of appropriate materials and relevant documents associated with Individual and Group teaching. Lectures and tutorials will allow students to explore elements that are common to teaching and learning in various instrumental groupings and those that differ. Relevant general principles of learning and teaching music at developing skill levels and representative age ranges will be surveyed.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Rodney Smith

    Course Staff

    Course Coordinators:
    Dr Emily Dollman
    0458 851 670
    emily.dollman@adelaide.edu.au
    Mr Rodney Smith
    0437 872 778
    rodney.smith@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:


    1.  Form clear perspectives on how the Australian curriculum – The Arts – Music, Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and    SACSA-IMS standards 1-5 can underpin instrumental music teaching in SA schools.


    2.  Develop an understanding of the principles of successful instrumental music teaching in small groups


    3.  Survey appropriate available teaching materials for their instrumental area and map them to representative age-ranges and teaching contexts.
    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, 3
    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, 3
    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, 2, 3
    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
    1
    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
    1
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Required Resources

    The Australian Curriculum and Professional Standards
    Text/Website: NSW Institute of Teachers. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
    Chapters/Sections: Standards 1, 2.
    Text/Website: Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority: The Australian Curriculum: The Arts – Music.
    Chapters/Sections: Years Foundation – 12
    Text/Website: Australian College of Educators: Professional Educator Volume 14, Issue 1.
    Chapters/Sections: Pps 4 – 10, 18 – 27, 29.
    The Australian Curriculum and Professional Standards
    Text/Website: NSW Institute of Teachers. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
    Chapters/Sections: Standards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
    Text/Website: Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority: The Australian Curriculum: The Arts – Music.
    Chapters/Sections: Years Foundation – 12
    Text/Website: Australian College of Educators: Professional Educator Volume 14, Issue 1.
    Chapters/Sections: Pps 4 – 10, 18 – 27, 29.
    Child development and pupil centredness
    Text/Website: Parncutt, R., and McPherson, G. The Science and Psychology of Music Performance
    Chapters/Sections: Chapter 7.
    Text/Website: Tait, M., and Haak, P. Principles and Processes of Music Education
    Chapters/Sections: Chapters 4, 5.
    Appropriate teaching materials – beginning level
    Text/Website: Harris, P. Teaching Beginners
    Chapters/Sections: Chaps 1, 2, 3, 4.
    Text/Website: Stringer, M., et al. The music teacher’s handbook.
    Chapters/Sections: Section 2. p.27.
    Teaching and learning 1:1
    Text/Website: Colwell, R., and Hewitt, M. The teaching of Instrumental Music
    Chapters/Sections: Chapters 9, 10, plus specialist chapter
    Text/Website: Duke, R. Intelligent Music Teaching
    Chapters/Sections: Chaps 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Recommended Resources
    The Elder Music Library Music Resources Guide at http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/music contains quick links to key music databases for scholarly research and online listening. It also contains links to websites of publicly available online scores, collected editions, and professional associations. Here too you can find a regularly updated list of new books, scores, CDs and DVDs available in the Elder Music Library.
    Online Learning


    Resources and announcements will be posted on MyUni under MUSPED 5005
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lectures support student learning by creating broad parameters and concepts for further consideration and research. Tutorials allow students to discuss diverse issues concerned with the practical application of concepts and ideas in their individual specialisations.
    Workload

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



    WORKLOAD                                                TOTAL HOURS
    12 x 1 hour lectures                                     12 hours
     
    12 x 1 tutorials                                            12 hours

    7 hours reading per week                             84 hours

     2 hours research per week                           24 hours
     
    2 hours assignment preparation per week      24 hours

     Total = 156 hours
    Learning Activities Summary
    Learning Activities Summary

    Students will conduct a materials survey, investigate the principles underpinning individual and group teaching and develop perspectives on currently relevant national and state curricula and standards. Students will create a Folio of appropriate materials and relevant documents associated with Individual and Group teaching.






    Specific Course Requirements
    Specific Course Requirements

    LECTURE TOPIC
    Underpinning instrumental music teaching in schools – The Australian Curriculum and Professional Standards.
    Underpinning instrumental music teaching in schools – The Australian Curriculum and Professional Standards.
    Child development and pupil centredness – an overview. APST 1.
    Appropriate teaching materials – beginning level. APST 2.
    Appropriate teaching materials – beginning level. APST 2.
    Teaching and learning 1:1. APST 3, 4 & 5.
    Teaching and learning 1:1. APST 3, 4 & 5.
    Teaching and learning in small groups. APST 3, 4 & 5.
    Teaching and learning in small groups. APST 3, 4 & 5.
    Appropriate teaching materials – elementary and intermediate level. APST 2.
    Appropriate teaching materials – elementary and intermediate level. APST 2.
    Grade Examinations. APST 2 & 3.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Three of the tutorials will take the form of a Small Group Discovery Experience (SGCE) encouraging individual research focused on contextualising the lecture topic for each researcher. These tutorials will be student led and centred, with the academic present in a mentoring role.
  • 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


    ASSESSMENT TASK          TASK TYPE                 WEIGHTING       COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)     DUE


    Folio of materials with
    critical surveys and
    commentary                       Summative                70%                          2, 3                             Monday 3 April 2017


    Written assignment             Summative                30%                              1                             Monday 3 April 2017
    Assessment Related Requirements
    N/A
    Assessment Detail
    Folio comprising critical survey of included exemplary teaching materials (1000 words) plus commentary and reflection (1000 words) on small group teaching methodology. 70% Written Assignment on Australian Curriculum and Standards (1500 words). 30%
    Submission
    Submission

    The folio will be submitted to the Music Office by the due date, with the appropriate cover sheet and declaration. The Assignment will be submitted electronically via the MUSPED 5001 My Uni Website by the due date. Late submission will incur a penalty deduction of 2% per weekday from the assessed mark of the complete submitted work.

    It is expected all assessments including presentations, listening tests, practical examinations, written examinations and assignments will be undertaken and submitted as required (see Teaching and Learning Activities). However, Assessment Task Extension, Replacement Examination, Additional Assessment and Deferred Modified Arrangements are available on medical, compassionate or extenuating grounds. Full information concerning these matters can be found on the University website under University Policies and Procedures, Modified Arrangements for University Coursework Assessment Policy, at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/3303/
    Where possible it is advisable to discuss the matter with the lecturer concerned in the first instance.
    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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    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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