MUSEP 7001 - Pedagogy Research Seminar IV

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

An initial ungraded but required bibliographic study will be followed by seminars focusing on teaching techniques and materials for pupils of various ages and levels of musical development. Consideration will be given to the development of pupils' aural acuity, general musicianship, and learning in a variety of genres and modes (including group and laboratory situations, the technology environment, preparation for examinations, competitions and recitals). Technical, stylistic and interpretive matters covering a wide variety of styles will be considered.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSEP 7001
    Course Pedagogy Research Seminar IV
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible MUSPED 6001
    Assumed Knowledge Completed BMus in the specialisation to be pursued or equivalent as determined by the Elder Conservatorium
    Restrictions Available to GDipMus(PerfPed), MMus(PerfPed) students only
    Course Description An initial ungraded but required bibliographic study will be followed by seminars focusing on teaching techniques and materials for pupils of various ages and levels of musical development. Consideration will be given to the development of pupils' aural acuity, general musicianship, and learning in a variety of genres and modes (including group and laboratory situations, the technology environment, preparation for examinations, competitions and recitals). Technical, stylistic and interpretive matters covering a wide variety of styles will be considered.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Emily Dollman

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. To develop students' understanding of age-related learning issues in connection with appropriate choices of suitable materials for beginning to advancing level pupils.
    2. To acquaint students with the principles and processes of instrumental/vocal teaching in both the one-to-one mode and the small group mode.
    3. To introduce students to the essential elements of general musicianship for beginning to advancing level pupils and the ways in which pupils can experience general musicianship through their particular instrumental/vocal specialty.
    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
    2
    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
    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, 3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Booklists and other sources of information will be distributed throughout the course.

    Recommended Resources
    Tait, M and Haack, P. 1984. Principles and Processes of Music Education. New York and London. Teachers College Press. Columbia University.

    Parncutt, R. and McPherson, G. 2002. The Science and Psychology of Music Performance. Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press.

    Crozier, R. Scaife, N. and Marks, A. 2004. All Together! Teaching music in groups. London, Associated Board.

    Booth, E. 2009. The Music Teaching Artist's Bible: Becoming a Virtuoso Educator', Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

    Hallam, S. 1998. Instrumental Music Teaching: A Guide to Better Teaching and Learning. Oxford, Heinemann Educational.

    Harris, P. 2006. Improve your teaching! An essential handbook for instrumental and singing teachers. London. Faber. 

    Houlahan, M. and Tacka, P. 2008. Kodaly Today. Oxford. Oxford University Press.

    Additional booklists and other sources of information will be distributed throughout the course.

    Online Learning
    Resources and announcements may be posted on MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Students will be required to participate in seminars, undertake observation in the field, network appropriately and conduct research in preparation for the completion of written assignments.
    Workload

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

    1 hour of field work
    21 hours preparation
    1 x 2 hour seminar per week (12 weeks)
    6 hours reading per week
    2 hours research per week
    2 hours assignment preparation per week
    Learning Activities Summary
    Week 1: Bibliographic study
    Week 2: Teaching in individual mode
    Week 3: Teaching in group and class modes
    Week 4: Transferable skills in teaching
    Week 5: Teaching multiple styles and genres
    Week 6: Teaching multiple specialities
    Week 7: Teaching materials and techniques for primary age beginners
    Week 8: Teaching materials and techniques secondary and adult beginners
    Week 9: Teaching materials and techniques for primary age elementary pupils
    Week 10: Teaching materials and techniques for secondary and adult intermediate level pupils
    Week 11: Teaching materials and techniques for secondary and adult intermediate level pupils
    Week 12: Teaching materials and techniques for secondary and adult advancing level pupils
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Each seminar comprises a small group discovery experience.

  • 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
    1500 word assignment, 20%, Course Learning Outcome 1
    1000 word assignment, 15%, Course Learning Oucomes 2
    1000 word assignment 15% Course Learning Outcome 3
    Folio 50% Course Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students are expected to attend all Seminars and should notify the relevant staff member of absence due to sickness.
    Assessment Detail
    1. 1500 word written assignment on age-relatedness in beginning materials. 20%
    2. 1000 word written assignment on the comparative teaching and learning styles in small group and individual lessons. 15%
    3. 1000 word written assignment on general musicianship materials for elementary level pupils. 15%
    4. Folio of teaching materials for beginning to advancing level pupils of various ages learning in individual and group modes. 50%

    Advice on the three written assignments and the folio will be given in the seminars.
    Submission
    The three written assignments will be submitted online by the due date. 
    The Folio will be submitted to the Faculty of Arts Office (Napier building) by the due date with a completed cover sheet and declaration.
    Late submission will incur a penalty deduction of 2% per weekday from the assessed mark of the completed submitted work.
    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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