This Unit of Study considers approaches to teaching music in a junior secondary school context (Years 7-10) and contributes to preparing students for a career in the challenging field of music education. Current syllabus documents are analysed, approaches to music curriculum construction are discussed, and pedagogical theories are examined. Repertoire, technology and media issues related to music education are addressed, as is resource selection and development. All of these components are studied in the broader context of creating and managing an engaging classroom learning environment and the fostering of self-motivated learners. This Unit of Study leads to a secondary school Professional Experience component in Semester 2.
1 x 1 hr Lecture; 1 x 2 hour workshop per week
Development of two classroom music teaching resources (30%); Devising of teaching/learning sequences of activities (50%); Practical in-class peer teaching demonstration (20%)