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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • 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)
Short taskSR
Micro teach50%
Unit of work50%

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


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