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MUS4980 - Music pedagogy

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Fintan Murphy

Offered

Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

A critical study of music education with reference to its philosophy, psychology and traditions. The unit will aim to develop individual approaches to the teaching process with a particular focus on the use of innovative technology. Students will present the outcomes of their research as a critical essay or in a video/CDROM format.

Objectives

By the end of the semester, students should have attained a critical understanding of: various methodologies in music education, the importance of research and ongoing professional development in the area and the need to present material in a variety of mediums including articles, conference presentations, lecture demonstrations and video. Special attention will be paid to the importance of CDRom and DVD in the field of music education.

Assessment

Written (6000 words): 70%
Seminar paper (3000 words): 30%

Contact hours

2 hours (2 x 1 hour seminars) per week

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