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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

be enrolled in or already completed: EDU10710 - Learners, Teachers and Pedagogies OR EDU81002 - The Learning Environment

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

Knowledge of Music Years 7–10 syllabi content

  • historical development, aims and content of the music Years 7–10 syllabi
  • the place of the secondary Music curriculum in the continuum of learning
  • underlying philosophy, rationale, aims and objectives of the syllabi in relation to performance, composition and listening
  • skills, knowledge and understanding themes in the syllabi
  • outcomes, learn tos and learn abouts
  • key competencies in the syllabi
  • values and attitudes embedded in the syllabi, including cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities
  • the knowledge base underpinning effective teaching and learning strategies
  • the roles, resources and teacher support provided by organisations such as the BOSTES, NSW DEC and the federal Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training, and Youth Affairs.

 

Knowledge of pedagogy, including linking current pedagogical theory to teaching music

  • teaching and learning strategies
  • lesson planning and program development
  • assessment and reporting strategies
  • ways of differentiating the curriculum
  • strategies for teaching Music to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • strategies for achieving a culturally inclusive classroom
  • strategies for addressing challenging behaviours
  • classroom management skills
  • integration of new and emerging technology into teaching and learning strategies
  • application of the Quality Teaching Framework, PEEL and other pedagogical models into teaching and learning in music
  • learning experiences that provide opportunities for students to develop solo or ensemble performances for a range of audiences
  • Planning and developing a unit of work:
  1. teaching and learning goals
  2. selection and organisation of content
  3. selection, development and use of materials and resources
  4. linking assessment to learning
  5. providing feedback to students
  6. monitoring students’ progress and record keeping
  7. using evidence of student learning to design lessons

 

Knowledge of curriculum requirements for teaching music

  • BOSTES assessment requirements for the Record of School Achievement
  • current issues and contemporary perspectives relating to teaching and learning in the Music 7–10 syllabi
  • cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities in the Music 7–10 syllabi
  • linking curriculum and resources (including ICT)  to the development of effective:
  • teaching and learning strategies
  • lesson planning and program development
  • strategies for assessment of student learning and achievement of outcomes in music; planning and devising assessment activities for speaking, listening, viewing and representing; designing assessment activities for teaching and learning sequences
  • reporting to students, parents and caregivers on students’ progress, and methods for keeping accurate and reliable records
  • strategies for teaching music to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • strategies for literacy support and development; strategies for addressing the needs of NESB students
  • strategies for numeracy support and development.

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

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.