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MUSC8006 - Class Teaching 4

Title:Class Teaching 4
Long Title:Class Teaching 4
Module Code:MUSC8006
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: SUSAN O REGAN
Module Description: This module refines classroom teaching skills and further explores psychological, sociological and philosophical aspects of music education.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Compile a comprehensive teaching resource file
LO2 Teach musicianship to upper levels of the primary school
LO3 Critically analyse current music education issues
LO4 Evaluate theoretical aspects of current educational thinking
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 3
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
Collating and indexing all resources
Skill development
Enhancing teaching skills through an eclectic approach to developing a teaching style
Applying learning
Experiencing a variety of teaching approaches and developing an individual approach
Mentoring programme
Observing and working with practitioners to refine developing skills
Resource development
A review of resources available to music practitioners to keep current with developing ideas
Theories and Research
An exploration of current theoretical and pedagogical issues in music education
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 2 40.0 Every Week
Project Conclusion of indexing and cross-referral of resource file 1 30.0 Sem End
Project Educational Theory Project: a review of current literature on a specific topic 3,4 20.0 Sem End
Written Report A review of assigned academic article(s) 3,4 10.0 Week 7
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) Teaching placement experiences 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecture Class teaching methods 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Microteaching/observation 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Educational theory for music teachers 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
  • Choksy, Lois 1981, The Kodaly Context, Prentice-Hall Englewood Cliffs, NJ [ISBN: 0 13 516666-7]
  • Creech, Andrea, Maria Varvarigou and Susan Hallam 2020, Contexts for Music Learning and Participation: Developing and sustaining musical possible selves, [online] Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9783030482619]
  • Michael Houlahan & Philip Tacka 2008, Kodaly Today, Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 0-19-531409-0]
  • Michael Houlahan & Philip Tacka 2015, Kodaly in the Kindergarten, Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 0-19-939649]
  • Feierabend, John M. 2003, The Book of Echo Songs, GIA Publications
  • Jorgensen, Estelle 2014, Pictures of Music Education, [Online and Print] Ed., indiana University Press [ISBN: 9780253001733]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • McNally, Jo 2006, Young Voiceworks, OUP Oxford [ISBN: 0 19 343555 1]
  • Ross, M 1993, Assessing Achievement in the Arts, Open University Press UK [ISBN: 0335190618]
  • Stannard, Kevin 2003, Junior Voiceworks, OUP Oxford [ISBN: 0 19 343551 9]
  • Steen, Arvida 1992, Exploring Orff: A Teacher's Guide, Schott NY [ISBN: 0 930448 76 6]
  • Swanwick, Keith 1994, Musical Knowledge: Intuition, Analysis and Music Education, Routledge London; New York [ISBN: 0415100968 (HBK.)]
  • Colwell, Richard, ed. 1992, Handbook of Research on Musical Teaching and Learning, Schirmer
  • Swanwick, Keith, ed. 1999, Teaching Music Musically, Routledge London
  • MacPherson, Gary, ed. 2006, The Child as Musician - a Handbook of Musical Development, Oxford U.P.
  • Spruce, Gary, ed. 1996, Teaching Music, Open University London
  • Elliott, David J. 1995, Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education, Oxford U.P.
  • Sloboda, John 2005, Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, Emotion, Ability, Function, Oxford U.P.
  • Chris Philpott (Editor), Gary Spruce (Editor) 2012, Debates in Music Teaching, Routledge London [ISBN: 978-0-415-59762-3]
  • Estelle R. Jorgensen 2008, The art of teaching music, Indiana University Press Bloomington [ISBN: 978-0-253-35078-7]
  • Andrews, Laura J. and Sink, Patricia E. 2002, Integrating Music and Reading Instruction: Teaching Strategies for Upper-Elementary Grades, R&L Education/National Association for Music Education [ISBN: 978-1-56545-1]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Journal: British Journal of Music Education
  • Journal: International Society for Music Education
  • 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) 8 Elective

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