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Adolescent Development and Behaviour - MUED2606

Year - 2020

This unit of study provides students with a broadly based view of the issues and challenges faced by teachers of adolescents in a high school music classroom setting and is designed to prepare students for secondary school Professional Experience. It explores the development unique to adolescents and the changes in behaviour through a study of developmental psychology. How does cognitive, social, emotional and biological changes influence adolescent behaviour in schools? The transition from childhood to adolescence is investigated and the major research and theories related to behaviour management are discussed. Topics studied are: adolescence and family, peer and personal relationships; development of identity; creating and managing learning environments; exploration of issues in adolescence such as moral dilemmas, rebellion and peer influence and their implications for high school classroom music teaching. Aspects of social cognition are discussed through the various scenarios that adolescents present to teachers in secondary school classrooms. With a substantive focus on developmental psychology and behavior management principles and practices, it contributes to the development of graduate teacher standards set by the NSW teacher's accreditation body (NESA).

1 x 2 hour workshop per week

Case study and seminar presentation (25%), Behaviour management plan and evaluation (30%), Essay (35%), ePortfolio task (10%)


MUED2605 and MUED1009 and MUED1008




Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Music Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: A/Professor Jennifer Rowley
HECS Band: 1
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