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.
A combination of classes (2 hrs x 10 weeks) and professional experience (practice teaching) in schools for 15 days
Syllabus and primary music discussion (35%); planning, teaching and evaluating of music experiences (45%); self-evaluation of Professional Experience for ePortfolio (5%); overall participation (15%); assessment of teaching competence in relation to stipulated criteria (AITSL Graduate Standards) (Pass/Fail).