Approaches to Music Pedagogy

Subject 740-393 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour lecture/seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 740-147 Practical Study 1-1 and 740-148 Practical Study 1-2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Ms Margaret Arnold
Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to philosophies of music education, principles of teaching and learning in music, curriculum planning and implementation, teaching methods and techniques, and selection of teaching materials. An investigation of the influences of ideas from Orff, Kodaly, Curwen, Dalcroze, Suzuki, Schafer, Elliott, Small, Swanwick and others in the field of music education underpins the study.

On completion of this subject students should have developed an understanding of issues central to the conduct of private instrumental and vocal teaching practice. Using well-known music pedagogies as a starting point, the role of the teacher, underlying philosophical issues, learning processes, and assessment techniques should be better understood.

Assessment: Written assignment of 300 words and a class presentation due in week 7 of semester (20%); major written assignment of 2500 words due during the examination period (50%); 15 minute viva voce examination during the examination period (30%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching
Diploma in Music (Practical)
Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Instrumental/Vocal Teaching)

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