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Learning Area Music A 2 (EDUC90464)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90464
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on music in the senior classroom and post compulsory pathways including VCAL, VET and preparation for high stakes examinations such as the VCE. Teacher Candidates will build on the work in Music A Classroom 1 by examining classroom music education theory and practice for the upper secondary music classroom, and the preparation of music students for high stakes examinations. They will become familiar with the development and implementation of a diverse program of musical traditions, cultures and associated pedagogies through a series of seminars featuring a range of guest speakers. There will be a particular on Contemporary Art Music repertoire and its place in teaching programs. Other areas of study will include assessing performance and composition, supporting music resources and ICT, and integrating the management a music department and co-curricular programs. Contemporary research issues in music education and advocacy will also be examined.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, teacher candidates should be able to:

  • Reflect critically on the ways in which educational theory and research informs music teaching, planning, and advocacy (Graduate Standards 2.1, 3.6).
  • Demonstrate strong music and pedagogical content knowledge to create productive learning environments that engage and empower learners in a variety of school cultures (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3).
  • Interpret, design and implement relevant curriculum and pedagogy for music across the curriculum that integrates digital technologies and differentiated teaching to engage all students in their learning (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.4, 7.2).
  • Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments and manage music using knowledge of practical approaches to promote positive behaviours (Graduate Standards 1.2, 1.5).
  • Demonstrate the capacity to reflect upon practice and extend professional learning through teacher practitioner inquiry and research (Graduate Standard 3.6).

Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Generic skills

This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:

  • Clinical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Learning to learn and metacognition
  • Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
  • Reflection for continuous improvement
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Inquiry and research
  • Active and participatory citizenship

Last updated: 3 April 2019