MUSEP 7002 - Pedagogy Practicum IV
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MUSEP 7002 Course Pedagogy Practicum IV Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible MUSPED 6002 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 Teaching observation, co-teaching and one teaching project with defined aims and duration will be undertaken within teaching programs approved by the Program Convenor. These activities will be monitored during seminars and through a written Teaching Log outlining the candidate's implementation and evaluation of the tasks undertaken. Students will develop an understanding of best practice in current pedagogy for their instrument and will explore how to plan and deliver extended units of work as well as detailed lesson plans. Students will learn how to assess their skills as teachers and to analyse areas for personal development as musicians and teachers.
Course Coordinator: Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. The course seeks to link theoretical understanding of teaching techniques and materials to the practice of beginning, elementary and intermediate level instrumental/vocal music teaching with pupils of various age groups.
2.The course seeks to link theoretical understanding of teaching techniques and materials to the practice of beginning, elementary and intermediate level instrumental/vocal music teaching with pupils in individual, small group and class learning modes.
3. The course seeks to link theoretical understanding of general musicianship to the practice of beginning, elementary and intermediate level instrumental/vocal music teaching
4. Students will develop the capacity to engage in self directed analysis of their teaching style and practice.
5. Students will gain an awareness of best practice in current teaching in their field.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 3,5
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
1, 2, 3,4
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
2, 4, 5
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
1, 2, 3, 4
Required ResourcesBooklists and other sources of information will be distributed throughout the Course.
Recommended ResourcesTait, 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 LearningResources, announcements and further information will be posted online on the MyUni website.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesA teaching placement with teaching observation supported by a 2 hour seminar over 12 weeks per Semester. This is supplemented with analysis and reflection on teaching materials, sources, and observations of teaching practice.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.WORKLOAD- STRUCTURED LEARNING TOTAL HOURS
Seminar: 2 hours weekly, over 12 weeks 24 hours per semester
Teaching observation/ practical teaching sessions 24 hours per semester
WORKLOAD- SELF DIRECTED LEARNING TOTAL HOURS
Reflection and analysis of observations and teaching: 12 hours per week 144 hours per Semester
Analysis of teaching materials and key sources: 7 hours per week 84 hours per Semester
Assignment preparation: 36 hours per Semester
36 hours per Semester
TOTAL HOURS 312 HOURS PER SEMESTER
Learning Activities SummaryWEEK SEMINAR TOPIC
2 Analysis of teaching materials as suited to their teaching project
3 Planning of a unit of study
4 Individual lesson plans
5 Analysis and assessment of lesson outcomes
6 Supervision of teaching projects
Specific Course RequirementsA current Working with Children Check or DCSI clearance is required to work with children.
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 Placement: 50%, Summative and Formative, Course Learning Oucomes 1, 2, 3
1500 word log 25% Summative and Formative, Course Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3
1500 word evaluation, 25%, Summative and Formative, Course Learning Outcomes 4, 5
Assessment Related RequirementsLECTURE, TUTORIAL, WORKSHOP OR PRACTICALLY BASED COURSE PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE EXPECTATIONS
Active and positive participation in 100% of required lectures, tutorials, workshops or other practically based courses is expected.
Sick Leave, Compassionate Leave or Professional Development Leave may, upon application using the relevant Leave of Absence form, be approved by the course coordinator or relevant staff member. (See Leave descriptors in the Conservatorium’s Participation and Attendance Policy for details.)
Although active and positive participation in 100% of required lectures, tutorials, workshops and practically based classes is expected, any student who attends less than 100% of required classes without approved Leave will receive a 2% penalty for each unapproved absence. The penalties will be applied to the final total percentage mark for the year for the relevant component - i.e. after all other assessments have been completed and calculated.
Arrival after the scheduled starting time or departure before the scheduled finishing time may, at the lecturer or Co-ordinator’s discretion, be regarded as an unapproved absence.
Assessment Detail1. Teaching undertaken in placements will be assessed according to given criteria on at least four occasions 50%
2. 1 x 1500-word log annotating the teaching and project undertaken: 25 %
1 x 1500-word evaluation of the project undertaken 25%
Guides to the layout, content and categorisation of the log and evaluation will be distributed in tutorials.
The criteria for Teaching Practice assessment will be discussed during tutorials.
SubmissionThe Project Log and Evaluation will be submitted to the Assignments section of the 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.
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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