Unit description

Enriches and broaden students' personal skills, knowledge, creative experiences and pedagogical understandings of music and musical activities to prepare them to work with children. Through participation in a range of musical activities appropriate for use with children (creating, singing, moving, learning/developing guitar skills and tuned percussion) students will further develop their pedagogical understandings.

Unit content

Singing o skill development o classroom repertoire - Tuned percussion o skill development o repertoire o performance o improvising - Listening and responding o creative movement and drama o repertoire across culture and time - Integrating in the creative arts o strategies and implementation of instrumental classroom music o knowledge base underpinning the principles and practices of teaching and learning music o models of pedagogy for teaching and assessing primary music o range of strategies for teaching and assessing primary music o ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the classroom.

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

Teaching and assessment


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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