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OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Extends the skills and the beginning teacher's methodological basis for teaching Music with a particular emphasis on the senior (Stage 6) curriculum (Music 1, Music 2 and Music Extension). It aims to provide student teachers with a variety of teaching and learning strategies for use in the senior music classroom. Students are encouraged to relate and extend their knowledge and experiences of the concepts of music through the aspects of aural composition, musicology and performance appropriate for the secondary school context.

Unit content

  1. Knowledge of Music Stage 6: syllabuses content
  2. Knowledge of pedagogy in the context of the Music Stage 6 syllabuses, critical assessment and linking of current pedagogical theory and principles (including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching framework)
  3. Knowledge of curriculum requirements for teaching music at Stage 6

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the knowledge base of the Stage 6 Music 1, Music 2 and Extension syllabuses, including recent theory and research, contemporary perspectives and issues, and cultural contexts of relevanceKnowledge of a discipline
2source and assess the appropriateness of resources (including ICT) that link to informed and effective teaching and learning in the Music Stage 6 syllabusesCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3develop engaging units of work and lesson plans related to selected theoretical and practical content and learning outcomes from a Music Stage 6 syllabuses, demonstrating familiarity with the required syllabus outcomes, objectives, key competencies, knowledge, skills and understandingsCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4apply current pedagogical theory including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching Framework to the development of effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with a diversity of learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with Music in Stage 6CreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the professionCommunication and social skills
6identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of the Preliminary and HSC standards-referenced assessment frameworkCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
7prepare assessment tasks and marking criteria for Stage 6 outcomes with a particular emphasis on integration of Performance, Composition, Musicology and Aural aspects.CreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the knowledge base of the Stage 6 Music 1, Music 2 and Extension syllabuses, including recent theory and research, contemporary perspectives and issues, and cultural contexts of relevance
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. source and assess the appropriateness of resources (including ICT) that link to informed and effective teaching and learning in the Music Stage 6 syllabuses
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. develop engaging units of work and lesson plans related to selected theoretical and practical content and learning outcomes from a Music Stage 6 syllabuses, demonstrating familiarity with the required syllabus outcomes, objectives, key competencies, knowledge, skills and understandings
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. apply current pedagogical theory including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching Framework to the development of effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with a diversity of learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with Music in Stage 6
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of the Preliminary and HSC standards-referenced assessment framework
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. prepare assessment tasks and marking criteria for Stage 6 outcomes with a particular emphasis on integration of Performance, Composition, Musicology and Aural aspects.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning NA (self paced)
Tutorial online 1 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short taskSR
Micro teach50%
Unit of work50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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