MUSEP 7005 - Pedagogy Research Seminar V
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MUSEP 7005 Course Pedagogy Research Seminar V Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 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 MUSEP 5000 or MUSEP 7001 or equivalent Restrictions Available to MMus(PerfPed) 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 Oliver Fartach-Naini
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 Kodaly, 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)
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
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, 5
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.
1, 2, 3
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.
1, 2, 3, 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.
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.
Beetlestone, F. 1998. Creative Children, Imaginative Teaching. Buckingham and Philadelphia. Open University Press.
Craft, A., Jeffrey, R., Leibling, M. 2001. Creativity in Education. London and New York. Continuum
Gumm, A. 2003. Music Teaching Style: Moving beyond tradition. Galesville. Meredith Music Publications.
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.
Baker-Jordan, M. 2003. Practical Piano Pedagogy. Miami. Warner Bros. Publications
Jacobson, J. 2006. Professional Piano Teaching. Los Angelis. Alfred Publishing Inc.
Magrath, J. 1995. The Pianist’s Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature. Van Nuys, CA. Alfred Publishing Inc.
Booth, Eric. 'The Music Teaching Artist's Bible: Becoming a Virtuoso Educator', Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, online access through Elder Conservatorium of Music Library.
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.
Proceedings of the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conferences, 1993 – 2009.
Online LearningResources, announcements and course information will be placed on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesRegular supervision is provided in small group mode to manage the language challenges faced by international students, especially in written work encompassing educational concepts. 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.
1 x 2 hour seminar per week for 12 weeks 24 hours per Semester
10 hours reading per week 120 hours per Semester
10 hours research per week 120 hours per Semester
48 hours writing and editing of Research Paper 48 hours per Semester
TOTAL HOURS 312 HOURS PER SEMESTER
Learning Activities Summary1 Bibliographic Study: Development of the specialism
2 Educational principles
3 Educational principles; Develop Research Project topic proposals.
4 Child development and educational psychology; develelop Research Project Chapter Structure.
5 Child development and educational psychology
6 Child development and educational psychology
7 Child development and educational psychology
8 Approaches to Music Education – Kodaly, Dalcroze, Orff
9 Approaches to Music Education – Suzuki, Yamaha
10 Music Education and Social Outreach
11 Professional and business issues. A portfolio career. – Seminar Papers
12 Professional and business issues – Seminar Papers
Specific Course RequirementsA current Working with Children or DCSI clearance is needed to work with children.
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- 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 Summary6000 word Research Project Formative and Summative 100% 1,2,3,4,5
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
1. Research Project will be submitted online.
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
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.
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).
LIBRARY AND MUSIC
The Music Library located in the Hartley building is an excellent source for music, literature and recordings.
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Assessment Detail6000 word Research Project
Rationale for assessment: It is expected the entire focus of the Research Project will be on the skills and understanding with which the student addresses key 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.
SubmissionResearch Project will be submitted online using MyUni.
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.
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