This unit will provide students with an opportunity to investigate a sequence of key ideas that contribute to an understanding of music as a performed, expressive system that is defined by specific historical and cultural situations and circumstances. It examines not only how music contributes to making us human, but also how humans conceptualise and experience music. Further, it concentrates on ways music is transmitted, a crucial precursor to understanding pedagogy as well as particular pedagogical approaches in music education. Such knowledge is essential for the effective teaching and learning of music in today's globalized and globalizing world.
1 x 2 hour workshop per week
ePortfolio reflection on music teaching relating to class readings and content (15%), Script of imaginary debate on contrasting approaches to music education (35%), Scripting, performance and filming of an excerpt from a children's TV program based on a newly composed song (50%)
Burnard, P. and Murphy, R. 2013. Teaching Music Creatively. Routledge.