Music Learning Through Community Service (MUED2301)

UNIT OF STUDY

In this unit of study students apply their musical knowledge to the broader community of music learners as they engage in specifically designed music programs for low socioeconomic (SES) and disadvantaged students in schools and other community based settings in Sydney. Students will: critically examine widely held perceptions about people from low-SES backgrounds and disadvantaged backgrounds; develop an understanding of the musical needs of learners with limited access to musical knowledge; demonstrate basic skills in musical instruction in relation to school aged learners; apply musical knowledge to low-SES and disadvantaged school and community learners; understand and be sensitive to issues of cultural and social diversity; contribute to service provision in collaboration with schools and the broader community; communicate musical knowledge effectively to school aged students. Students will develop a project involving creative, practical music making among students in identified schools and organisations in the local community.

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Classes

6 x 2 hr workshops plus 6 x 2 hours/week in schools

Assessment

Written Report and ePortfolio task 1,500 words (50%), Presentation 1,500 words (50%).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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