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MUSC8090 - Instrumental Teaching 4

Title:Instrumental Teaching 4
Long Title:Instrumental Teaching 4
Module Code:MUSC8090
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: Leslie-Gail Ellis
Module Description: This module is designed to encourage: a) independent investigation into specific individual areas of developing teaching practice and methodologies; b) consolidation of previously acquired teaching skills and knowledge in addition to developing new approaches to teaching; c) articulating and contextualising own views in instrumental teaching
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Independently investigate and develop teaching concepts
LO2 Contextualise and present an investigative project to a high standard
LO3 Plan, interact and creatively respond in a teaching context
LO4 Evaluate their own teaching experiences and the development of their own teaching style
LO5 Critically evaluate various teaching methods
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).

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.

MUSC8035 Instrumental Teaching 3 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Investigative Research Project
A 5,000 - 7,000 word thesis in standard format, or in the case of practiced based research, an equivalent body of work with appropriate technological support.
A 15 - 20 minute public presentation of investigative research.
Mentorship Scheme
An eight week supervised interactive teaching experience in relation to investigative research
Skill development
Developing further age-appropriate teaching strategies and developing an individual teaching style
Personal Development
Critical reflection to promote and improve self-evaluation
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Reflective journal of all teaching experiences 3,4,5 15.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Teaching practice portfolio of lesson plans and recordings of delivery 3,4,5 15.0 Every Week
Other Literature Review 1 10.0 Week 6
Presentation Presentation of investigative research project 2 10.0 Week 10
Project Submission of investigative research project 1,2,4,5 20.0 Sem End
Other Assignments relevant to Educational Psychology 3,4,5 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
Lecture Psychology 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Active research supervision 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Mentored teaching experience 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Teaching Experience 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent research and inquiry 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Woolfolk, Anita 2018, Educational Psychology, 14th Ed., Pearson US [ISBN: 9780134774329]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Aaron Williamon, Jane Ginsborg Rosie Perkins, George Waddell 2021, Performing Music Research: Methods in Music Education, Psychology, and Performance Science, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780198714545]
  • David Galloway... [et al.], Motivating the difficult to teach, Longman New York [ISBN: 0582231558]
  • David Hargreaves 2005, The Developmental Psychology of Music, Cambridge University Pres [ISBN: 0 521 314151]
  • David Williams 2019, A Different Paradigm in Music Education: Re-examining the Profession, Routledge [ISBN: 0367190087]
  • Donald A. Schon 2013, Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions, John Wiley & sons Inc. [ISBN: 1555422209]
  • Edited by Aaron Williamon 2004, Musical Excellence, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 9780198525356]
  • Edited by Alexis Anja Kallio 2020, Difference and Division in Music Education (ISME Series in Music Education), Routledge [ISBN: 0367231603]
  • Edited by Gary McPherson 2006, The Child as Musician, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 9780198530329]
  • Edited by John Rink, Helena Gaunt, Aaron Williamon 2017, Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance (Studies in Musical Performance as Creative Practice), Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0199346674]
  • Edited by Richard Colwell 1992, Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning, Schirmer New York [ISBN: 095138848]
  • Edited by Terry B. Gutkin, Cecil R. Reynolds 1990, The Handbook of School Psychology, John Wiley & Sons New York [ISBN: 0471011819]
  • Estlle Jorgensen 2021, Values and Music Education (Counterpoints: Music and Education, Indiana University Press [ISBN: 0253058228]
  • Estelle R. Jorgensen 2003, Transforming Music Education, Indiana University Press Bloomington [ISBN: 9780253341723]
  • Keith Swanwick 2016, Musical Knowledge: Intuition, Analysis and Music Education, Taylor & Francis Ltd. London [ISBN: 1138149713]
  • Kim Burwell 2016, Studio-Based Instrumental Learning, Routledge [ISBN: 1138248630]
  • Lauren K. Richerme 2020, Complicating, Considering, and Connecting Music Education, Indiana University Press [ISBN: 0253047374]
  • Michael Cole, Sheila Cole 1999, The development of children, W.H. Freeman New York [ISBN: 0 71 672 8591]
  • NL Gage & David Berliner 1998, Educational Psychology, 6th Ed., Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston & New York [ISBN: 0 39 5797942]
  • Olive Banks 1976, The sociology of education, Batsford London [ISBN: 0713431733]
  • Robert Lennon 2021, Instrumental Music Teaching: Strategies for Securing Maximum Motivation and Musical Achievement,, Independently published [ISBN: 9798589645651]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Journal: British Journal of Music Education, Cambridge University Press
  • Journal: National Association for Music EducationMusic Educators Journal
  • Journal: National Association for Music EducationJournal of Research on Music Education
  • Journal: National Association for Music EducationJournal of Music Teacher Education
  • Journal: Music Education Research, Routledge
  • Ebook: Judith Bell and Stephen Waters 2014, Doing your Research ProjectL a Guide for First-time Researchers , McGraw-Hill IBSN: 9780335264469
  • Ebook: Gary Thomas 2017, How to do your Research Project: a Guide for Students, 3rd edition, , Sage, ISBN: 978147394887

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 8 Elective

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