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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Co-requisites

have completed unit/s: EDU10710 - Learners, Teachers and Pedagogies

Unit aim

Provides students with the methodological basis for teaching music in secondary schools. It provides students with a foundation of knowledge and skills required to teach the non-elective and elective Stages 4 and 5 Music Syllabi. Students are encouraged to relate and extend their knowledge and experiences of the concepts of music through the aspects of aural, composition, musicology and performance appropriate for the secondary school context. A range of pedagogical frameworks for teaching and learning, and assessment (including the NSW Quality Teaching Framework) are explored.

Unit content

1. Knowledge of Music Years 7-10 syllabi content 
2. Knowledge of pedagogy, including linking current pedagogical theory to teaching music 
3. Knowledge of curriculum requirements for teaching music

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 prepare detailed, coherent and engaging lesson plans, programs and units of work relating to selected theoretical and practical content and learning outcomes from the Music Stage 4 and 5 syllabi
2 demonstrate effective teaching and learning strategies, based on the NSW Quality Teaching framework and a range of current pedagogical theories designed to encourage the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and student engagement
3 apply an understanding of aspects of curriculum differentiation in order to meet the diverse needs of learners and engage students in active learning
4 discuss a range of strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes, to recognise how learners use their current understanding to discover, develop and incorporate new skills, knowledge and understanding, and to report on the achievement of learning outcomes
5 describe a variety of instrumental and vocal performance techniques suitable for a music classroom, and extra-class activities
6 prepare detailed, coherent and engaging lesson plans, programs and units of work relating to selected theoretical and practical content and learning outcomes from the Music Years 7-10 syllabi
7 demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. prepare detailed, coherent and engaging lesson plans, programs and units of work relating to selected theoretical and practical content and learning outcomes from the Music Stage 4 and 5 syllabi
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate effective teaching and learning strategies, based on the NSW Quality Teaching framework and a range of current pedagogical theories designed to encourage the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and student engagement
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. apply an understanding of aspects of curriculum differentiation in order to meet the diverse needs of learners and engage students in active learning
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. discuss a range of strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes, to recognise how learners use their current understanding to discover, develop and incorporate new skills, knowledge and understanding, and to report on the achievement of learning outcomes
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. describe a variety of instrumental and vocal performance techniques suitable for a music classroom, and extra-class activities
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. prepare detailed, coherent and engaging lesson plans, programs and units of work relating to selected theoretical and practical content and learning outcomes from the Music Years 7-10 syllabi
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  7. demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2011, The shape of the Australian curriculum: The arts, ACARA, Sydney, NSW.
  • Peterson, N, 2009, An introduction to the concepts of music, McGraw-Hill, Sydney, NSW.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.