Pedagogy I

Course code MUSI2821Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Deals with techniques for teaching instruments and vocal studies in one-to-one settings such as in a private music teaching studio. Various instrumental techniques and teaching methodologies are dealt with.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Design curriculums for beginning to intermediate students.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of learning theories in relation to intellectual and motor skills.
3. Demonstrate methodical approaches to the teaching of instrumental/vocal technique, nmusicianship and style.
4. Equip their students with a wide range of practice strategies including performance preparation.
5. Adapt their communication and instructional strategies to reflect a basic understanding of learner characteristics.
6. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the relevant teaching literature.
ContentA range of teaching methods and activities will be used including:
1. Lectures and Tutorials.
2. Online resources.
3. In-class and on-line discussions.
4. Group tasks.

Topics covered will include:
1. Learning Theories.
2. Learner Characteristics.
3. Motivation and Trust.
4. Beginning and Intermediate Instrumental Technique.
5. Teaching Musicianship Skills.
6. The Teaching Literature (Repertoire).
7. Practice Skills.
8. Performance Preparation.
9. Studio Administration.

Required Text:
Paul Harris and Richard Crozier. "The Music Teacher's Companion: A Practical Guide". The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2000
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsWorkshop
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Demonstration Lesson (40%)
Other: (please specify)Curriculum & Rationale (30%)
Presentations - ClassClass Presentation (30%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term