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MUSC8005 - Class Teaching 3

Title:Class Teaching 3
Long Title:Class Teaching 3
Module Code:MUSC8005
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 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: Ciara Glasheen Artem
Module Description: This module refines classroom teaching skills and explores current issues in the field of music education including curriculum design.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Adapt teaching style to middle primary school level.
LO2 Research, identify and catalogue musical material suitable to the desired musical competency.
LO3 Analyse and compare the principal teaching methods used in music education internationally.
LO4 Demonstrate a familiarity with the theoretical framework of music education.
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).

Class Teaching 1 & 2
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
Expanding the range of resources to take in developments in technological support
Skill development
Developing and enhancing teaching skills through the study of a range of teaching philosophies
Contextualising music education
Placing lesson planning within the context of a spiral curriculum of musicianship skills
Applying learning
Experiencing varied teaching practice settings and developing self-evaluative and analytical skills
Mentoring programme
Observing and working with practitioners to learn about teaching styles and to refine developing skills.
Evaluating music learning
Surveying forms of assessment and evaluating musical ability.
Music Educators
Exploring the significant issues and challenges that face music educators today and looking at how prominent personalities have dealt with them in the past.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work85.00%
End of Module Formal Examination15.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Portfolio of student observations of classroom delivery and teaching practice experiences and supervisor feedback on class delivery 1,2 40.0 Every Week
Project Develop a useful teaching resource file with appropriate research and retrieval methodologies 2,3 30.0 Sem End
Essay Educational Theory 3,4 15.0 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4 15.0 End-of-Semester

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
Lecture Discussion of theory and practice of music education 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Teaching placement experiences 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research of materials 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecture Class teaching methods 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Microteaching/Observation 1.0 Every Week 1.00
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
  • Michael Houlahan & Philip Tacka 2008, Kodaly Today, Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 0-19-531409-0]
  • Michael Houlahan & Philip Tacka 2015, Koday in the Kindergarten, Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 0-19-939649]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Choksy, Lois 1981, The Kodaly Context, Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs NJ [ISBN: 0 13 516666 7]
  • Frazee, J. & Kreuter, K. 1987, Discovering Orff, Schott New York [ISBN: 0 930448 99 5]
  • McNally, Jo, Young Voiceworks, OUP Oxford [ISBN: 0 19 343555 1]
  • Rainbow, Bernarr 1989, Music in Educational Thought and Practice, Boethius Press Wales
  • Ross, M 1993, Assessing Achievement in the Arts, Open University Press UK [ISBN: 0335190618]
  • Simpson, Kenneth 1976, Some Great Music Educators :, 2nd Ed., Novello London [ISBN: 0 85360 065 1]
  • Spruce, Gary 1996, Teaching Music, Routledge in association with the Open University, 1996 UK [ISBN: 041513367X]
  • Stannard, Kevin 2003, Junior Voiceworks, OUP Oxford [ISBN: 0 19 343551 9]
  • Swanwick, Keith 1994, Musical Knowledge: Intuition, Analysis and Music Education, Routledge London; New York [ISBN: 0415100968 (HBK.)]
  • Duke, Robert A. 2009, Intelligent Music Teaching:Essays on the Core Principles of Effective Instruction, Learning and Behavior Resources [ISBN: 9780977113903]
  • Babb S., Fox, B., Greenberg, T., Chapman Hill, S., Sievers-Hunt, T., Kaschub, M., Copland, M., Leung, C., Lopez, T., Northrup, W., Paparo, S.A., Price, S., Rodriguez, C.X., Shaw, J., Silvey, P., Smith, J., Brent C. 2016, Musicianship: Composing in Choir, GIA Publications
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Journal: British Journal of Music Education
  • Journal: International Society for Music Education
  • Magazine: Music Teacher
  • Magazine: Classical Music
  • Website: Holy Names University, Californiawww.kodaly.hnu.edu
  • Website: www.oup.com/us/kodalyinkindergarten

Module Delivered in

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

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