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This is a practical module that examines the challenges of introducing popular music into classrooms, both from a musical and educational perspective. Students will consider how popular music performance, improvisation and composition skills can be readily handled in formal education settings and the connection between popular music and youth culture as well as an examination of popular music styles and forms.
This subject can be taken as a single subject via the Community Access Program, or for credit towards the Master of Music Studies degree. Further information regarding the Community Access Program and Application forms can be accessed via this website - http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/courses/single_subject_studies
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should have gained:
- An enhanced understanding and critical awareness of the nature of Popular Music and its place in the music classroom;
- The ability to design a teaching program that embodies principles from research in the area;
- An enhanced capacity to undertake independent research and present in a scholarly discussion.
On completion of this subject, students should have also developed:
- The capacity to apply new concepts to their critical interpretation of familiar and new information and experiences;
- The ability to produce scholarly writing.
Last updated: 3 November 2022