Children, Music and Educational Settings (MUED2605)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit develops the knowledge and skills fundamental to the planning, teaching and evaluation of effective music learning experiences for children in the primary school. Students will participate in a range of practical activities in order to acquire a repertoire of developmentally appropriate music experiences for teaching and learning in K-6 settings. Students will become familiar with the approaches of current music and creative arts curriculum documents and resources, and will plan and implement sequential music experiences which facilitate the children's development of musical creativity, skills and concepts and which incorporate cultural diversity. This unit incorporates the first practice teaching experience in primary schools (Professional Experience 1). The Professional Experience is graded Pass/Fail only and consists of 7 single days and an eight day block in a primary school under the supervision of a classroom teacher. See Professional Experience 1 Handbook for further details.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

A combination of classes (2 hrs x 11 weeks) and professional experience (practice teaching) in schools

Assessment

Annotated bibliography and syllabus discussion; planning, teaching and evaluating of music experiences; assessment of teaching competence in relation to stipulated criteria (100%).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

MUED1008 AND (MUED1006 or MUED1005)

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.