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This subject is offered as a work experience subject for students who wish to complete their Primary Level Suzuki Teacher Accreditation. Theoretical aspects will include teaching methodology, early childhood development and Suzuki Philosophy. These theoretical studies are reinforced through teaching observations of individual and group lessons. Mentored teaching of individual students and groups is a significant part of the subject, as students put into practice the theoretical knowledge that has been acquired. In addition, students are expected to be able to demonstrate all the pieces contained in books 1 – 4 of Suzuki repertoire for their chosen instrument or voice.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- design and implement teaching and learning programs developed from Suzuki principles;
- articulate an understanding of Suzuki teaching philosophy;
- demonstrate their knowledge of the techniques, methods, and repertoire/materials associated with Suzuki teaching;
- demonstrate a high level of personal communication skills;
- competently demonstrate selected Suzuki repertoire on their instrument of voice; and
- present evidence through observation diaries and teaching journals to demonstrate their emerging professional practice.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- demonstrate skills in cooperation and communication that allow for effective working in groups;
- demonstrate the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- plan effectively to meet performance deadlines;
- demonstrate skills in evaluative thinking, and in the application of theoretical criteria to practical outcomes; and
- demonstrate analytical skills in the context of verbal and non verbal communication.
Last updated: 6 December 2019