EDF6324 - European perspectives on music education
12 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Dr J Southcott
This unit focuses on investigation of principles and practices of music education in selected European countries, focusing on traditions and methodologies that have had international influence. The role of music in society and the institutions involved in music education will be considered, as well as curriculum issues and methodologies in countries such as Germany, Austria and Hungary, focusing on Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze approaches to music education. An optional field trip is offered of approx 2-3 weeks to Europe, visiting schools and music education institutes for classes and observation (generally including: Dalcroze Inst., Geneva; Kodaly Inst., Kecskemet; and Orff Inst., Salzburg).
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the origin, development and principles of the Kodaly, Dalcroze and Orff approaches to music education; compare these approaches and the extent to which they are compatible; consider how the principles of each approach might apply to the student's own teaching; be aware of adaptions and developments that have occurred when these approaches have been transferred to Australian and other educational environments.
Two Essays or equivalent (2 x 4000 words each): 50%;
Equivalent of 24 hours per week over a 13 week semester, including optional reading, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and completion of assessment tasks. Participation in a tour of selected European sites (approx. three weeks) is required.
Equivalent of 24 hours per week over a 13 week semester, including required reading, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and completion of assessment tasks. Participation in a tour of selected European sites (approx. three weeks) is required.