Fundamentals of Teaching (MUED1008)


Examining the theory and practice of how to teach and how students learn music is important for intending teachers. This unit of study provides strategies and skills for reflective classroom music teaching. It is based around the need for teachers to create appropriate learning experiences through the understanding and effective use of pedagogy. The goal of this unit of study is the development of reflective classroom music teachers, who can design, implement and evaluate effective teaching and learning experiences. This unit of study covers: the relationships between schools, teachers and learners; recognition, discussion and demonstration of a variety of appropriate teaching strategies for music; methods for creating positive and reflective learning environments that support learning for all students; principles underlying theoretical models of pedagogy; practices of theoretical models for effective teaching and learning; understanding of relationships between teaching and learning.

Further unit of study information


One 2 hr workshop/week


Research Activity Report 1000 wds (30%), Essay 1000 wds (30%), Electronic Group poster presentation (30%), ePortfolio task (10%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.