EDO3475 Music in Arts Education
|Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Springfield|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Education|
|School or Department :||Education|
|Version produced :||21 May 2013|
Examiner: David Cleaver
Moderator: Lindy Abawi
Teachers who include music within an arts education context require specific knowledge and music literacy skills in order to effectively facilitate learning in music. In addition to the acquisition of musical understandings and skills, teachers need to be able to apply pedagogical knowledge to the school setting in order to creatively facilitate music making, listening and appreciation in ways that are meaningful, developmentally appropriate, authentic and engaging for contemporary school students. In the broader concept of 'arts education' within contemporary practice, teachers also need to develop creativity with both music integration techniques and the use of music technology applications across a variety of cross-curricular areas.
This course will introduce students to the knowledge and skills that will help facilitate meaningful, developmentally appropriate, authentic and engaging music experiences in a range of school contexts. Students will investigate the unique nature of music concepts and components, associated music pedagogical principles, and also music curriculum practices and procedures within music education. They will develop compositional, performance, listening and appreciation skills in music while building their own philosophy of music pedagogy. Technological applications will also be investigated as these contribute to the creative production of artistic goals in the fields of composing, notating, performing, recording and self-expression through sound.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- engage with a variety of approaches to teaching music in a range of educational contexts and for a range of developmental levels (Assignment 1 and 2);
- demonstrate knowledge and skills in music appropriate for teaching music within a range of classroom settings (Assignment 1 and 2);
- apply pedagogical knowledge and skills to the development of meaningful, sequential, developmentally appropriate, authentic and engaging music experiences in schools (Assignment 2);
- creatively integrate meaningful musical experiences within a range of cross-curricular areas (Assignment 2)
- facilitate musical learning experiences using a variety of technological applications (Assignment 2)
- demonstrate competence in and appropriate use of language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and bibliographic referencing. (Assignment 1 and 2)
|1.||Facilitating meaningful, sequential, developmentally appropriate, authentic and engaging music-making experiences||30.00|
|2.||Developing knowledge and skills in music||20.00|
|3.||Integrating music into the classroom||20.00|
|4.||Developing a personal approach to music education||10.00|
|5.||Composing, notating, and recording using available software applications||10.00|
|6.||The value of teaching music in the school context||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=02&subject1=EDO3475)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
There is no prescribed text book for this course.
Brown, A 2007, Computers in Music Education, Routledge, New York.
Wiggins, J 2009, Teaching for Musical Understanding, 2nd edn, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.
Wright, S (ed.) 2003, Children, meaning-making and the arts, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Frenchs Forest N.S.W.
Whether you are on, or off campus, the USQ Library is an excellent source of information http://www.usq.edu.au/library. The gateway to education resources is here ... http://www.usq.edu.au/library/help/facultyguides/education/default.htm.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||40||40||23 Sep 2013|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||60||60||21 Oct 2013|
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au/portal/custom/search/category/usq_document_policy_type/Student.1.html.
APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/help/referencing/apa
Students will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to UConnect for this course.