Principles of Studio Pedagogy (VSAO5022)


This unit promotes dialogue across teaching specialisations and focuses on three broad areas related to studio pedagogy. Firstly aspects of educational psychology, such as the cognition, motivation, and self-regulation will be examined within a developmental context. Secondly, the psychology of music will be applied to the development of musical performance and perceptual skills. Thirdly, research on effective teaching within and beyond the music studio will be addressed, including aspects of cultural context, curriculum, and assessment. A critical engagement in a range of research literature and scholarly writing skills are developed throughout the unit of study and practical implementation of pedagogical principles is practised in peer-teaching dyads.

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2 hrs/week or equivalent


eLearning discussion (20%); microlesson plan and reflection (20%); annotated bibliography (10%); literature review (oral presentation (15%), write-up (25%); class participation (10%).

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