Music educators today must be equipped to teach from a perspective that acknowledges the cultural dimensions of music. Contributing to the development of such a perspective, this unit of study provides students with the opportunity to encounter a musical culture and nonfamiliar music system through direct practical experience, and to consider the implications this presents for teaching and learning. Issues including methodologies of teaching, learning and research; ethical considerations; and the availability and applications of resources are covered in the unit. This is taught through an immersion in a single non-western instrumental ensemble (such as Gamelan). In some years this unit may be offered as a voluntary option in a field location.
1 x 2 hour workshop/week
Participation and performance; short weekly tests on assigned readings; transcription and performance task; reading/listening research for listening test. (100%)
If field trip is offered, an equivalent mode of assessment will apply