Key Approaches in Music Education (MUED1005)


This unit will provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge of and teaching skills related to music education approaches that have influenced current practice. Students will focus on a number of internationally recognised approaches to teaching music, including those developed by Orff and Kodály; Comprehensive Musicianship, and the creativity movements of the 1960s and 1970s. More recent approaches reflecting multiculturalism, globalization, mediated learning, constructivism, Informal Learning and forms of enculturation and musical creativity evident in children's musical worlds will also be explored.

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1 x 2 hour workshop per week


Written review (50%), Devise teaching/learning sequences (40%), Practical in-class demonstration (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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NB: Department permission required for enrolment by students not enrolled in BMus (Music Ed)

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