University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MUSEP 1101 - Foundations of Music Education 1A

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: Ability to read musical notation and participate in instrumental music making/singing
Assessment: Teaching materials task 30%, Article review and class presentation 30%, Seminar participation 10%, 1000 word essay 30%

This course introduces students to the essential principles and founding skills underlying music education in the 21st century. Students learn how to advocate for the importance of music education and explore the benefits that music education can offer to the community. Students develop their core music teaching skills through study of key educational resource materials, and begin to build their own folio of sequential learning plans. Theoretical principles of music learning are introduced, and the role of music education in child development and adolescence is discussed. The impact of music education upon child development is examined, along with the relationship between music and the brain. The value of singing in all forms of music education is explored and the concepts of general musicianship are established.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10863 WR01 30 18 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10705 SE01 30 18 10 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 2pm - 3pm Madley, B22, Practice Room
28 Apr - 26 May Thursday 2pm - 3pm Madley, B22, Practice Room