MUSEP 2102 - Music Education in Theory and Practice 2B
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code MUSEP 2102 Course Music Education in Theory and Practice 2B Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Ability to read musical notation and participate in instrumental music making/singing Course Description In this course students are introduced to the important role that technology plays in enhancing and supporting music education in the 21st Century. Students will develop an understanding of various learning activities that use technology to develop musical understanding and skills, both in individual instrumental tuition and in the classroom context. The question of how to integrate the use of technology with more traditional forms of music education will also be explored. The role of jazz, pop music and world music in music education will then be investigated, with students deepening their knowledge of each of these genres of music. Students develop an understanding of the traditions, ethical considerations, stylistic practice and historical context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music. Students will develop their understanding of song writing in an educational context, both by studying examples of best practice and through engaging in practical song writing themselves. Through this subject students will broaden their skill sets as 21st Century music educators as well as develop a folio of professional level resource materials and learning activities.
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 role of technology in music education
2. Demonstrate an awareness of relevant research literature and teaching resource material related to the use of technology in classroom and instrumental music education.
3. Demonstrate an awareness of the role of jazz and pop music genres in 21st Century music education.
4. Participate in discussions about the inclusion of music from diverse musical cultures in music learning.
5. Establish a personal portfolio of teaching materials and learning plans related to music technology, jazz, pop and world music.
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, 4, 5, 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, 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, 4, 5, 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, 4, 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
2, 4, 5 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, 2, 4
Required ResourcesResources will be provided in class, online on MyUni, or available through the University of Adelaide Library system.
Recommended ResourcesCourse materials will be posted on Canvas MyUni, including articles, digital readings and links to videos and websites.
Online LearningCourse materials will be posted online on MyUni.
Online discussion boards are available for posting questions related to Course Content.
Announcements will be made relating to course activities and professional development opportuniities via MyUni.
Written assignments will be submitted via Turnitin.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course develops a deep understanding of creative processes in music education, through a combination of participatory music making opportunities, readings, lectures and seminars.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.1x 2 hour lecture per week
1x 1 hour seminar per week (10 weeks per semester)
6 hours reading per week
2 hours research per week
26 hours assignment preparation per semester
Learning Activities SummaryWeek 1: Role of popular music and jazz in music education
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Week 3: Key resources relating to pop and jazz in music education
Week 4: Music and technology
Week 5: Key resources relating to the use of technology in music education
Week 6: Learning activities using technology
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Week 8: World music in music education
Week 9: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music
Week 10: Song writing in an educational context
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Specific Course RequirementsN/A
Small Group Discovery ExperienceSeminars will regularly include SGDE. Students will be placed into small groups of 5-8 to problem solve questions raised in the lectures and discuss set readings. Their discussions will be monitered by the lecturer and there will be opportunities for them to share their views with the other groups.
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 SummaryTeaching materials assignment 1: 20%, Course Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5
Teaching materials assignment 2: 20% Course Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5
Song writing assignment: 30% Course Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5
Essay: 30% Course Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment Related RequirementsCompulsory attendance of seminars.
Assessment DetailTeaching materials assignment 1: Teaching resources for jazz, pop and world music for middle and high school students. 20%.
Teaching materials assignment 2: Teaching resources using technology to enhance musical learning, 20%
Song writing: students will write a short song for upper primary students/ middle school sudents, together with associated learning activities. 30%
1500 word essay: Discuss how to maintain motivation for music students through adolescence: 30%
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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
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