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This subject examines the performance teaching curriculum from beginner to senior secondary levels including specific knowledge about VCE, VET and IB. Beginner methods, group teaching methods and ensemble materials are studied and supported by an examination of the principles of curriculum development and implementation and various assessment strategies as they apply to instrumental teaching. Particular reference will be made to current curriculum documents and materials. Additionally, the syllabi and role of public music examinations organisations will be addressed.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- design, implement and evaluate teaching and learning programs suitable for instrumental/vocal music students;
- select and adapt conceptually appropriate repertoire and resources for instrumental /vocal teaching;
- express a knowledge of and skills to implement current music curriculum and assessment practices;
- understand the links between curriculum, implementation and assessment and teaching philosophy.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- demonstrate skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation that allow for effective working in groups;
- demonstrate the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- demonstrate skills in evaluative thinking, and in the application of theoretical criteria to practical outcomes;
- demonstrate analytical skills in the context of program development; and
- plan effectively to meet deadlines.
Last updated: 6 December 2019