The unit promotes dialogue across teaching specialisations and focuses on three broad areas related to studio pedagogy. First, aspects of educational psychology, such as the cognition, motivation, and self-regulation will be examined within a developmental context. Second, the psychology of music learning and teaching will be applied to the development of musical performance and perceptual skills. Third, research on effective teaching within and beyond the music studio will be addressed, including aspects of cultural context, curriculum, and assessment. A critical engagement in a range of research literature and scholarly writing skills are developed throughout the unit of study. Online reading and research tasks through the LMS will be a part of this unit in preparation for students' creating an electronic portfolio development which may include enhancing an existing website. A practical implementation of pedagogical principles is practised through peer-teaching. Expert studio pedagogues from a variety of instrumental disciplines share their principles and practices in seminar classes.
1x2 hour seminar per week
Oral presentation and case study report 40%, 2000 word critical analysis of required reading and reflection essay 40%, Portfolio task for professional practice 20%