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MUSC8003 - Class Teaching 1

Title:Class Teaching 1
Long Title:Class Teaching 1
Module Code:MUSC8003
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: MARIA JUDGE
Module Description: This module develops a range of classroom teaching skills in conjunction with educational psychology.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Design and deliver music learning in a preschool and junior primary context.
LO2 Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts, principles and theories within Educational Psychology and consider their relevance to the teaching of music.
LO3 Exhibit an understanding of how socio-cultural factors can affect educational experience, specifically music education, through design of appropriate activities and material, and /or classroom management strategies
LO4 Demonstrate a thorough understanding of various learning styles and implement activities to ensure the inclusion of all learners
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

12253 MUSC7015 Introduction to MusicEducation
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Resource development
How to build and organise an efficient resource file
Skill development
Developing effective age-appropriate teaching strategies within a socio-cultural and educational psychology framework.
Syllabus building
How an effective music syllabus is constructed
Practical applications
Experiencing varied teaching practice settings and developing self-evaluative and critical skills
Mentoring programme
Observing and working with classroom practitioners to support theoretical learning
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Portfolio of student observations of classroom practice and supervisor feedback on class delivery 1,2,3,4 40.0 Every Week
Project Compilation of Resource file 1,3,4 30.0 Sem End
Other A portfolio of short assignments illustrating the relevance of psychology in the music education setting 2,3 30.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Observation experiences 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Class teaching methods 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Microteaching 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Educational Psychology 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Associated reading and research 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Gage, N.L. & Berliner, David 1998, Educational Psychology, 6th ed. Ed., Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston & New York [ISBN: 0 39 5797942]
  • Hargreaves, Dav. J. 1986, The Developmental Psychology of Music, Cambridge University Press Cambridge [ISBN: 0 521 31415 1]
  • Michael Houlahan & Philip Tacka 2015, Kodaly in the Kindergarten, Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 0-19-939649-8]
  • Michael Houlahan & Philip Tacka 2008, Kodaly Today, Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 0-19-531409-0]
  • Feierabend, John M. 2003, First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond, GIA Publications
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Choksy, Lois 1999, The Kodaly Method II, Prentice-Hall New Jersey [ISBN: 0 13 949173 2]
  • Cole, Michael & Sheila 1996, The Development of Children, WH Freeman New York [ISBN: 0 71 6728591]
  • Deliege, I. & Sloboda, J. 1996, Musical Beginnings: Origins and Development of Musical Competence, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 0 19 8523335]
  • Forrai, Katalin 1998, Music in Preschool, 2nd Ed., James Ferguson Pty Ltd Brisbane [ISBN: 0 9586297 0 6]
  • Shuter-Dyson, R. and Gabriel, C. 1981, The Psychology of Music Ability, Cambridge University Press Cambridge [ISBN: 0 41 6713009]
  • Feierabend, John M. 2003, The Book of Songs & Rhymes with Beat Motions, GIA Publications
  • Valerio, Wendy H., Reynolds, Alison M., Bolton, Beth M., Taggart, Cynthia C.and Gordon, Edwin E., Music Play, GIA Publications [ISBN: 13:978157999]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 5 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 7 Elective

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