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EDF6323 - Learning music: current research issues

12 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Dr J Southcott


Clayton First semester 2009 (Off-campus)


In this unit there will be an investigation of selected topics from recent research relating to learning music. Students may consider : learning theories and their application to music education; the nature of creativity in music and its educational implications; issues of giftedness and talent in music education; critiques of recent arguments for transfer effects between music learning and other fields; and other current research issues.


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of selected issues in recent research in music education; evaluate different theories of learning and their application to music education; review current writings on the issues studied.


Two essays (2 x 4000 words = 8000 words): 50% each

Off-campus attendance requirements

Distance education workload requirement. 24 hours per week for reading distance education materials, web-based research, completion of exercises and assessment tasks.

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