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MUE2125 Teaching Music in Secondary School
Credit Points: 15

This unit operates as an introduction to the teaching of lower secondary school class music.  In this unit students will focus on developing their own philosophy of music education, and will examine basic wide ranging content as a basis for designing their own lower secondary music curriculum.   The fundamentals of learning theories will be applied to different methodologies such as Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze and issues pertaining to motivation, creativity, management and planning will be explored.  


The course will also examine in detail teaching strategies such as the Active Learning principles and Fautley's Group Composition model, and their implications for designing learning activities in lower secondary class music. These will then be applied across a variety of genres and settings with the aim of aligning with the WA K-10 music syllabus, and eventually the incoming Australian Arts Curriculum.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUTWMusic Education Major
MIAAGYMusic Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013