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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

Unit aim

Extends the skills and the beginning teacher's methodological basis for teaching Music with a particular emphasis on the senior (Stage 6) curriculum (Music 1, Music 2 and Music Extension). It aims to provide student teachers with a variety of teaching and learning strategies for use in the senior music classroom. 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.

Unit content

  1. Knowledge of Music Stage 6: syllabuses content
  2. Knowledge of pedagogy in the context of the Music Stage 6 syllabuses, critical assessment and linking of current pedagogical theory and principles (including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching framework)
  3. Knowledge of curriculum requirements for teaching music at Stage 6

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 demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the knowledge base of the Stage 6 MusicĀ 1, Music 2 and Extension syllabuses, including recent theory and research, contemporary perspectives and issues, and cultural contexts of relevance
2 source and assess the appropriateness of resources (including ICT) that link to informed and effective teaching and learning in the Music Stage 6 syllabuses
3 develop engaging units of work and lesson plans related to selected theoretical and practical content and learning outcomes from a Music Stage 6 syllabuses, demonstrating familiarity with the required syllabus outcomes, objectives, key competencies, knowledge, skills and understandings
4 apply current pedagogical theory including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching Framework to the development of effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with a diversity of learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with Music in Stage 6
5 demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession
6 identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of the Preliminary and HSC standards-referenced assessment framework
7 prepare assessment tasks and marking criteria for Stage 6 outcomes with a particular emphasis on integration of Performance, Composition, Musicology and Aural aspects.

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

  1. demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the knowledge base of the Stage 6 MusicĀ 1, Music 2 and Extension syllabuses, including recent theory and research, contemporary perspectives and issues, and cultural contexts of relevance
    • GA4:
  2. source and assess the appropriateness of resources (including ICT) that link to informed and effective teaching and learning in the Music Stage 6 syllabuses
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. develop engaging units of work and lesson plans related to selected theoretical and practical content and learning outcomes from a Music Stage 6 syllabuses, demonstrating familiarity with the required syllabus outcomes, objectives, key competencies, knowledge, skills and understandings
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. apply current pedagogical theory including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching Framework to the development of effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with a diversity of learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with Music in Stage 6
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession
    • GA6:
  6. identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of the Preliminary and HSC standards-referenced assessment framework
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  7. prepare assessment tasks and marking criteria for Stage 6 outcomes with a particular emphasis on integration of Performance, Composition, Musicology and Aural aspects.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

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