Bachelor of Music - Music Education Year 3 Unit Outline

Unit of Study - Music Education

The following applies to Year Three Bachelor of Music students.

Unit Outlines

Unit Name

MUSIC EDUCATION

Unit Code

MUSED 303

Unit Duration

Year long unit over 4 terms

Year Level

Three

Module

Educational Psychology

Module Code

MUSEDU3001

Year Coordinator

Greta Grybaitis

Unit Coordinator

Dr Ern Knoop

Teaching Staff

Lecturer:    Dr Ern Knoop 
Sessionals: Leonie Wobking, Bernadette Norton, Mary Anne Mangion-Needham, Alan Ironside, Melinda Huang

Core/Elective

Core

Pre/Co-requisites

Year One and Two

Credit Points

2 per term; 8 per year
Course total = 24

Mode of Delivery

x Face to face
x Online
x Distance/independent learning (un-timetabled)
x Full-time
x Part-time
x External

Delivery/ Contact Hours

Lecture 1 hour
Tutorial n/a
Personal Study recommended - 2 hours

Award(s)

Bachelor of Music

Resource Requirements

  • Software
  • Computing resource requirements
  • Technical Help

             

Unit Aims

This unit aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding that as teachers, the responsibility and onus of a child’s development is in part their obligation and requires a variety of training methods to increase a positive and harmonious development.  
Students will learn to communicate and be mindful of the differences in children, influences and backgrounds that may contribute to the child’s actions or learning difficulties and be sympathetic and impartial to deal with situations that they may encounter.  Students will also develop an understanding of the healing functions of music and how it can be best used.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and insight of the nature of children to adults, understanding character formation and their development in how they learn and grow, including imparting knowledge about the principles and methods of learning.
  2. Research methods which assist the teacher to aid children with social adjustments, including studies on techniques in evaluation to various school subjects and applications of music therapy.
  3. Critically analyse psychological methods and the investigations used in the field of educational psychology.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills both orally and written to explain learning processes for a variety of situations that can occur in teaching music students.
  5. Display ethical, social and professional understanding appropriate for the setting, as well as control of emotions and their educational importance in social gatherings.

 

Teaching Outline

Year 3

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Term One

Lecture material

  • An introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Psychology – Cognition
  • The difference between Psychology & Common Sense
  • Past, Present and Future
  • Understanding Research
  • Thoughts, Feelings and Actions
  • The Responsive Brain

DVD material

  • Past, Present, and Future (Ep. 1)
  • Understanding Research (Ep. 2)
  • The Behaving Brain (Ep. 3)
  • The Responsive Brain (Ep. 4)

Term Two

Lecture material

  • The Developing Child
  • Language Development
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Learning
  • Remembering and Forgetting
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making

DVD material

  • The Developing Child (Ep. 5)
  • Language Development (Ep. 6)
  • Sensation and Perception (Ep. 7) Learning (Ep. 8)
  • Remembering and Forgetting (Ep. 9)
  • Cognitive Processes (Ep. 10)
  • Judgement and Decision Making (Ep. 11)

Term Three

Lecture material

  • Motivation and Emotion
  • The Mind Awake and Asleep
  • The Mind Hidden and Divided
  • The Self
  • Testing
  • Sex and Gender
  • Maturing and Aging

DVD material

  • The Mind Awake and Asleep (Ep. 13)
  • The Mind Hidden and Divided (Ep. 14)
  • The Self (Ep. 15)
  • Testing and Intelligence (Ep. 16)
  • Sex and Gender (Ep. 17)
  • Maturing and Aging (Ep. 18)

Term Four

Lecture material

  • Cognition
  • The Power of the Situation
  • Constructing Social Reality
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Health Mind and Behaviour
  • In Space Towards Peace
  • A Union of Opposites
  • Music Therapy

DVD material

  • The Power of the Situation (Ep. 19)
  • Constructing Social Reality (Ep. 20)
  • Psychopathology (Ep. 21)
  • Psychotherapy (Ep. 22)
  • Health Mind and Behaviour (Ep. 23)
  • Applying Psychology in Life (Ep. 24)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience (Ep. 25)
  • Cultural Psychology (Ep. 26)
 

Prescribed and recommended readings:

Required textbook(s)
Online textbooks and guidelines (Moodle)

  • AGME – Psychology lecture books (4)
  • Weekly lecture notes posted in WWAA forum.       
  • Oxford Music Online, a subscription to Grove Music Online includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2/e, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the new Grove Dictionary of Jazz 2/e, The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music 2/e, plus updated content bibliographies, specially-commissioned articles only available online, and new and revised entries from the forthcoming The Grove Dictionary of American Music.
  • JSTOR Journals and book subscriptions
  • Lynda.com video tutorials

Reference Materials
Online live streaming video lectures. 
Videos are available on DVD’s and students can request this option for most, which are given/posted to students in groups, upon completion of viewing students are required to return DVD’s and then they will be supplied with the next group of DVD’s.

  • Discovering Psychology F Zimbardo - Teaching principles (as screened on the ABC series) (x 25)

Reading List

  • Educational Psychology: A Contemporary Approach by Gary D. Borich

Diana Deutsch, et al. "Psychology of music." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 22 Sep. 2014. <http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/42574pg1>.
John Shepherd. "Sociology of music." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 22 Sep. 2014. <http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/A2242526>.
John Shepherd. "Sociology of music." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 22 Sep. 2014. <http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/26085>.

 

Student assessment 

Assessment Type

 

When assessed

Weighting
(% of total unit marks)

Learning Outcomes Assessed

Assessment 1
Type: Assignment
Word length: 2500
Topic: Why have Psychology
Part 1 (2000 words and weighting 20%)
Students are to research the importance of psychology and outline the meaning of psychology; the importance of the brain and how it dictates our experiences in life.  Discuss cognition and the differences between psychology and common sense, and how the past and present affect our future.
Part 2 (500 words and weighting 5%)
Critically appraise the discussion and topics found in the DVD segments. Provide your personal views on the lectures and a rationale for your opinions.

Term 1 Week 9

20%

5%

3, 4, 5

4

Assessment 2
Type: Assignment
Word length: 2500
Topic: The Developing Brain
Part 1 (2000 words and weighting 20%)
Students are to research the development of the human brain; outline the stages in a developing child; and explain the cognitive processes.
Part 2 (500 words and weighting 5%)
Critically appraise the discussion and topics found in the DVD segments. Provide your personal views on the lectures and a rationale for your opinions.

Term 2
Week 9

20%

5%

1, 3, 4

4

Assessment 3
Type: Assignment
Word length: 2500
Topic: Differences in Learners
Part 1 (2000 words and weighting 20%)
Students are to research the difference in learners and discuss how these differences would be addressed in a classroom with regard to teaching styles.
Part 2 (500 words and weighting 5%)
Critically appraise the discussion and topics found in the DVD segments. Provide your personal views on the lectures and a rationale for your opinions.

Term 3
Week 9

20%

5%

2, 3, 4, 5

4

Assessment 4
Type: Assignment
Word length: 2500
Topic: Cognition
Part 1 (2000 words and weighting 20%)
Students are to research cognition and outline what is cognition and compare and contrast the differences between psychopathology and psychotherapy. Explore situations that can achieve good results when teaching music, including our surroundings, and how poor health, mind and body can contribute to our cognition.
Part 2 (500 words and weighting 5%)
Critically appraise the discussion and topics found in the DVD segments. Provide your personal views on the lectures and a rationale for your opinions.

Term 4
Week 9

20%

5%

2, 3, 4, 5

4

 

Graduate Attributes

Successfully completing this unit will contribute to the recognition of attainment of the following graduate attributes.

A. Research, critical thinking and inquiry

Learning Outcomes

A1. adjust knowledge to new circumstances to problem solve creatively and with imagination in public performance/professional practice

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

A2. research, analyse, evaluate, think critically, organize evidence clearly and logically in a range of circumstances, including written work, performance and professional practice

2, 3, 4

B. Knowledge and Skills

 

B1. knowledge of music technologies required in performance/professional practice

 

B2. advanced knowledge of music theory, aural, and performance/professional practice in either solo or group settings

1

C. Communication

 

C1. communicate effectively to a variety of audiences using oral,  written, audio and visual applications to extend learning, (including while directing ensemble groups, instrumental tutoring,  and other professional practice), and utilising  assessment, negotiation and understanding

4

C2. ability to contribute to teams and resolve conflicts whilst supervising group tasks, performing or other professional practice

 

D. Independent Learning

 

D1. independent learning in a self-directed manner while being able to reflect on and evaluate work practices and performance to achieve goals

2

E. Creative and Professional Understanding

 

E1. demonstrate professional understanding and respect for standards of current music knowledge, pedagogy, performance/professional practice.

1, 5

E2. open to innovative concepts, procedures and philosophies in performance/professional practice and application of creativity.

5