This Unit of Study addresses the nature of 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. ICT 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.
1x3hr lecture/tutorial/week, every week of semester including Week 10 (Special Projects Week at SCM).
1x3000wd: Draft (5%); Plan (5%); Final submission (40%) Submitted work: Assignment (50%), 1x10 minutes teaching (15%) + 1000wd (35%) In-class Assessment (50%)