MU6005 - The Craft of the Music Teacher

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What will I learn on this module?

You will explore the research literature on music pedagogy as it relates to learning an instrument, and build up resources that you will need for a successful teaching practice, including an evaluation of instrumental methods and the development of repertoire lists for your instrument. You will go on a serial placement with an experienced peripatetic and/or private music teacher of your instrument/voice, observing their teaching practice and teaching lessons under their supervision.

How will I learn on this module?

The exploration of research literature will take place alongside your consideration of resources appropriate for your instrument in seminars. You will go on an extended serial placement with an experienced music teacher of your instrument/family of instruments.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be given considerable support and encouragement by those teaching on the course, an especially by the peripatetic/private music teacher with whom you will be working, and (where relevant) by the schools in which you are working. You will be able to discuss any placement concerns privately with music staff, either face-to-face during office hours, or by email. Appropriate and relevant material will be available to you via the eLearning platform. You will also have the support network of your peers, both during seminars and outside formal classes.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• You will demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of teaching your instrument at several levels of ability and to different age groups.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• You will demonstrate a professional ability in teaching your instrument/voice.
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• You will demonstrate a capacity for independent, self-motivated learning and time management through regular practice.
• You will demonstrate total professionalism at all times.

How will I be assessed?

1. Assessed lesson 1 (30%). MLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

2. Assessed lesson 2 (30%). MLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

3. Essay (40%). MLOs 1, 2

You will receive oral and written feedback on the practical assessments. You will receive feedback through your participation in seminar discussions.

You will receive written feedback on your essay, comprising annotations to your script and a short report.

Pre-requisite(s)

MU5007 Preparation for Music Teaching

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

You will explore the research literature on music pedagogy as it relates to learning an instrument, and build up resources that you will need for a successful teaching practice, including an evaluation of instrumental methods and the development of repertoire lists for your instrument. You will go on a serial placement with an experienced peripatetic and/or private music teacher of your instrument/voice, observing their teaching practice and teaching lessons under their supervision.

Course info

UCAS Code W320

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Humanities

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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