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 non-familiar music system through direct practical experience, and to consider the implications this presents for teaching and learning. Issues including methodologies of teaching and learning; ethical considerations; and the availability and application of resources are covered in the unit. This is taught through immersion in a single non-western instrumental ensemble (such as Balinese 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 (full attendance is required as students have a role as active participants in all class activities); short weekly tests on assigned readings (40%); transcription and performance task [on gamelan instruments] (20%); composition and performance task [on Orff-Schulwerk instruments] (20%); reading research and follow-up listening test (20%).
Assigned readings may be accessed through e-Reserve on the Canvas site for this UoS.
If field trip is offered, an equivalent mode of assessment will apply.