MUSEP 6000 - Pedagogy Research Seminar V
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code MUSEP 6000 Course Pedagogy Research Seminar V Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 2 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites MUSPED 6001 or equivalent Restrictions Approved Master of Music (Performance & Pedagogy) students only Course Description This course seeks to ensure participants are cognisant of a select but representative variety of materials and approaches concerning child development and educational psychology as they relate to their instrumental or vocal teaching discipline. It also seeks to promote an awareness of the historical and social contexts within which they will operate as instrumental/vocal teachers. Participants will focus on these issues by undertaking a research project that will investigate questions relevant to the pedagogical approaches and contexts under discussion. The project will be written and presented according to normal scholarly conventions and standards and may involve fieldwork in teaching programs on and off campus.
Course Coordinator: Dr Emily Dollman
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. To develop students’ understanding of child development and related principles of educational psychology as they inform approaches to instrumental or vocal music teaching.
2. To acquaint students with the broad principles of established generic music methodologies such as those developed by Dalcroze and Orff and their application in instrumental or vocal teaching situations.
3. To introduce students to established principles of Music Education and the processes whereby they are harnessed for effective instrumental or vocal music teaching.
4. To develop an awareness of the cultural and social contexts, business and professional issues, and career paths which bear upon the work of instrumental and vocal music teachers.
5. To develop students’ skills in applying normal scholarly conventions and standards associated with constructing and writing a small research project.
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, 5 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 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 2, 3, 5 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 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
Required ResourcesBooklists and other sources of information will be distributed throughout the course and posted online in MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesBooth, Eric. 'The Music Teaching Artist's Bible: Becoming a Virtuoso Educator', Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, online access through Elder Conservatorium of Music Library.
Crozier, R., Scaife, N., and Marks, A. 2004. All Together! Teaching music in groups. London. Associated Board.
Hallam, S. 'Instrumental Music Teaching: A Guide to Better Teaching and Learning', Oxford: Heinemann Educational, 1998, on closed reserve Elder Conservatorium of Music Library
Harris, P. 'Improve your Teaching! An essential handbook for instrumental and singing teachers' Faber: London, 2006, on Closed Reserve Elder Conservatorium of Music Library.
Houlahan, M and Tacka, P. 'Kodaly Today', Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, online access through Elder Conservatorium of Music Library.
Parncutt, R., and McPherson, G. 2002. The Science and Psychology of Music Performance. Oxford and New York. Oxford University Press.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesRegular supervision is provided in small group mode to develop each student's research skills, and to assist students in developing an academic writing style. These supervisions allow for learning and discussion, problem solving and conceptualising and the development of skills in applying the normal protocols of research and writing research projects.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.1x 2 hour Seminar per week ( 12 weeks per Semester): 24 hours per Semester
10 hours of reading per week: 120 hours per Semester
10 hours of research per week: 120 hours per Semester
48 hours writing and editing Research Paper per Semester: 48 hours per Semester
TOTAL Hours: 312 hours per Semester
Learning Activities SummaryWeek 1: Bibliographic study: development of the area of research.
Week 2: Educational principles: development of research project outline.
Week 3: "
Week 4: Child development and educational psychology
Week 5: Working on first draft of research project; discussion of child development and educational psychology.
Week 6: "
Week 7: "
Week 8: Working on second draft of research project; discussion of approaches to music education: Dalcroze/ Orff/ Kodaly
Week 9: Working on second draft of research project; discussion of approaches to music education: Suzuki/ Yamaha
Week 10: Working on second draft of research project; Music Education and Social Outreach
Week 11: Feedback on presentation of final draft of research project; discussion on professional and business issues: a portfolio career
Week 12: "
Small Group Discovery ExperienceRegular supervision is provided in small group discovery mode. While delivering educational benefits this also assists towards managing the language challenges faced by students in developing an academic writing style, with support offered to international students. These supervisions allow for learning and discussion, problem solving and conceptualising and the development of skills in applying the normal protocols of research and writing research projects.
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Assessment Summary6000 word research paper: 100%, Formative and Summative. Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment Related RequirementsIn this course, penalties apply for any absences which are not formally approved, as outlined in the Conservatorium’s Student Participation and Attendance Leave Guidelines (see following). Leave Application forms are available from the Music Office and can be downloaded from the Music website – see http://music.adelaide.edu.au/study/current/leave.pdf.
Student Participation and Attendance Leave Guidelines
EXPECTATION All students enrolled in courses taught by the Elder Conservatorium of Music are expected to actively and positively participate in 100% of required rehearsals, workshops, classes, lectures, tutorials and performances. In courses where Participation & Attendance penalties apply (as defined in the Course Outline), any student who misses more than 40% of required classes will be ineligible for assessment in that course, irrespective of the amount of leave that has been formally approved.
LEAVE The Conservatorium recognises that extenuating circumstances may occasionally affect a student’s ability to participate in a rehearsal, workshop, class, lecture, tutorial or performance. In such cases Leave may, upon application using this Leave form, be approved by the relevant staff member (this could be the Head of Studies, teacher, conductor, lecturer or course coordinator as appropriate).
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Assessment Detail6000 word Research Project 100%
Rationale for assessment: It is expected the entire focus of the Research Project will be on the skills and understanding with which the student harnesses salient factors concerning child development, established teaching methodologies, principles of music education, cultural and social contexts in answer to relevant research questions. Guides to the layout, content and categorisation of the Research Project will be distributed in seminars. Criteria for the Research Project assessment will be discussed during seminar
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