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Key Ideas in Music Education - MUED1010

In this unit students will investigate a range of significant foundational ideas relevant to the learning and teaching of music as a human activity: a performed expressive system that is defined by specific historical, social and cultural situations and circumstances. Key Ideas in Music Education explores the place of music in human experience, what it means to be musical, and some of the ways musicality can be cultivated. Through four broad themes, Music education philosophy (justification and advocacy), Being musical (teacher skills and preparedness, Being creative (classroom applications), and Music theory (foundational knowledge), the unit provides a foundation upon which students can develop a clearer understanding of themselves as music educators.

1 x 2 hour workshop per week

ePortfolio reflection on music teaching relating to class readings and content (15%), Script podcast on innovations in music education (draft 15%, episode 35%), Written reflection on five of the new media sources (50%)

Selected new media items (chosen for relevance to weekly topic)


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Music Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Michael Webb
HECS Band: 1
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