MUSEP 7006 - Pedagogy Practicum V
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MUSEP 7006 Course Pedagogy Practicum V 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 Restrictions Available to GDipMus(PerfPed), MMus(PerfPed) students only Course Description Teaching observation, co-teaching and two major teaching projects with defined aims and duration will be undertaken within teaching programs approved by the Program Convenor. Each project will comprise a written curriculum, teaching implementation, written diagnosis and evaluation. Assessment tools for teaching practice will include video recordings as well as live scenarios. These activities will be monitored during seminar sessions. This course provides more formal opportunities for supervised practical application of techniques and skills investigated earlier in the degree.
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 general educational principles to the practice of beginning, elementary and intermediate level instrumental/vocal music teaching
2. The course seeks to link theoretical understanding of child development and educational psychology to the practice of beginning, elementary and intermediate level instrumental/vocal music teaching.
3. The course seeks to link theoretical understanding of basic Dalcroze, Kodaly and Orff principles to the practice of beginning, elementary and intermediate level instrumental/vocal music teaching.
4. Students will develop an awareness of professional standards in lesson planning and setting a Curriculum.
5. Students will develop their ability to self evaluate their teaching methods and to assess possible areas of improvement in their teaching practice.
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, 4
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.
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.
Proceedings of the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conferences, 1993 – 2007.
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.
Additional booklists and other sources of information will be distributed throughout the
Online LearningResources and announcements will be posted on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesTeaching observation, co-teaching and solo teaching in individual, small group and class modes will be undertaken. In Seminars these teaching observations and practical teaching sessions will be planned, discussed and analysed. Two distinct teaching projects will be undertaken and will be planned, logged and evaluated in written assignments.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.1x 2 hour Seminar per week 24 hours per Semester
Teaching placements and observations 48 hours per Semester
Planning and preparation for teaching placements 7.5 hours per week 90 hours per Semester
Analysis and assessment of teaching placements and observations 7.5 hours per week 90 hours per Semester
Preparation of and editing of written assessment tasks 5 hours per week 60 hours per Semester
TOTAL HOURS 312 per Semester
Learning Activities Summary1 Introduction to the Course
2 Planning an extended Unit of Work
3 Creating Lesson Plans
4 Selection of key repertoire and related exercises/ supporting materials
5 Analysis of teaching placement/ observations
Specific Course RequirementsA current DCSI clearance will be needed for any placements in schools or involving under age students.
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 Summative and Formative 50% 1,2,3
2 x 500-word teaching projects Summative 15% 1,2,3, 4
2 x 1000-word logs Summative 15% 1, 2, 3, 4
1500-word evaluation of projects Summative 20% 1, 2, 3, 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 - ie 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 a minimum of 4 occasions. 50%
2. 2 x 500-word curricula outlining 2 teaching projects 15%
2 x 1000-word logs annotating the teaching and projects undertaken 15%
1 x 1500-word evaluation of the projects undertaken 20%
Guides to the layout, content and categorisation of the written assignments will be distributed in tutorials.
The criteria for Teaching Practice assessment will be discussed during tutorials.
SubmissionWritten assessment tasks will be submitted online at the MyUni website.
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.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
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