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MUSEP 1102 - Foundations of Music Education 1B

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3920
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: Ability to read musical notation and participate in instrumental music making/singing
Assessment: Improvisation and composition resource folio 30%, Teaching materials assignment and class presentation 30%, Seminar participation 10%, 1500 word essay 30%

This course further develops understanding of key skills and principles underlying 21st century music education. Students will explore the importance of creative processes, including improvisation and composition, in music education. Students will learn how sequentially structured creative learning activities can be introduced in both studio instrumental and classroom teaching, for students of all ages and abilities. Students will engage in practical, creative musical activities in order to develop their understanding of creative processes as well as develop their own confidence in creative music making. Relevant research literature will be analysed and discussed to deepen understanding of the benefits of including creativity in music education, and to understand the historical background of this area. Educational psychological principles, particularly in regard to motivation and practising, will be further explored. The key educational methodologies widely used in the profession will be analysed, including Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, Suzuki and Yamaha. Students will learn about the key philosophies and aims of each methodology, as well as exploring lesson activities and plans linked to each method. Through this course students will strengthen their own creative abilities, diversify their skill set and further develop their folio of teaching materials.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3920 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20592 LE01 30 7 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 2pm - 4pm Madley, B22, Practice Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 2pm - 4pm Madley, B22, Practice Room
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20593 SE01 30 7 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 112, Concert Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 112, Concert Room