Details for Curriculum Studies – Music: Part B

This subject builds on the understandings of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching developed in CRS240 Curriculum Studies – Music: Part A and provides students with an opportunity to understand the various discourses that inform teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practice, as well as critically engaging with models of pedagogy necessary to teach the NESA Music 1, 2 & Music Extension Stage 6 Syllabus. It enables teacher education students to extend their own creative capacities, and their understanding and knowledge of Years 11-12 music teaching; creating and performing. Teacher education students will develop teaching methodologies, assessment tools, and practical strategies to effectively teach Music, with a specific emphasis on Years 11-12 students. Engaging with Christian worldview and cultural identities as expressed through Music will be discussed, as will the opportunity for the Teacher Education Student to develop their own evidenced based philosophical approach to teaching Music.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS340
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Curriculum Studies – Music: Part B

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject builds on the understandings of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching developed in CRS240 Curriculum Studies – Music: Part A and provides students with an opportunity to understand the various discourses that inform teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practice, as well as critically engaging with models of pedagogy necessary to teach the NESA Music 1, 2 & Music Extension Stage 6 Syllabus. It enables teacher education students to extend their own creative capacities, and their understanding and knowledge of Years 11-12 music teaching; creating and performing. Teacher education students will develop teaching methodologies, assessment tools, and practical strategies to effectively teach Music, with a specific emphasis on Years 11-12 students. Engaging with Christian worldview and cultural identities as expressed through Music will be discussed, as will the opportunity for the Teacher Education Student to develop their own evidenced based philosophical approach to teaching Music.

Outcomes

  1. Formulate five sequential differentiated lesson plans for Music Syllabus Stage 6, showing: GCs and CCPS using inquiry-based approaches and applying and assessing age appropriate and differentiated teaching activities for a range of abilities and diverse backgrounds that integrate historical concept development; skills development; knowledge acquisition with effective resource selection to accommodate diversity and enhance problem-based learning;
  2. Devise an analytical approach to sequential planning involving theories/ models and strategic activities, including engagement with professionals, to improve student learning and uses evidenced based research to support strategies within both Christian and state school contexts.
  3. Generate teacher documents including differentiation and use of online comparative case study, demonstrating an understanding of the Music syllabus;
  4. Prepare assessment tasks for learning, recording and reporting, which can be used as moderation for similar classes or record keeping and connects to the unit learning outcomes;
  5. Integrate an analytical approach to sequential planning involving theories/ models and strategic activities to improve student learning and includes explicit strategies to support students’ wellbeing and safety- legally and educationally and uses evidenced based research to support strategies within the Christian context of the school environment.
  6. Select and evaluate appropriate Music Years 11-12 learning and teaching resources that will increase engagement and understanding while demonstrating knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning and demonstrate an understanding of the GTSD in identifying professional learning needs.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive 

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Lesson Plan Sequence (30%)
  • Assessing a Unit of Work (30%)
  • Professional e-portfolio (40%)