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TERM: 2021-22 Fall
COURSE NUMBER: MUSI 338
COURSE TITLE: Secondary Music Education Methods
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Eila Peterson
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores different approaches to music education in junior and senior high school settings, with emphasis on methods and materials for instrumental, choral, and general music classes. Pedagogical issues include the balance between aural and notational approaches to music, and the integration of performance with music theory, musicology and composition. Practical issues include curriculum development and implementation, plus the operation of a music program, including instrumentation, facilities, and music library organization. Lab hours will focus on peer teaching activities and observation.

Prerequisites: MUSI 216, 217, 264; MUSI 259 or 260; and 3 credits of music history at the 300-level
REQUIRED TEXTS: A collection of readings will be provided in pdf format.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Reflection papers 15%
Peer Teaching Acitivities 20%
Pedagogical Analysis of a Musical Score 15%
Unit & Lesson Plans 10%
Quizzes 20%
Teacher/Classroom Observation 20%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will:
  • Gain awareness of the many issues related to pedagogy, sequencing of concepts, and assessment
  • Become equipped with the logistical basics needed to be a successful secondary school music teacher
  • Have a working understanding of the Alberta Curriculum, as well as the National Standars in the Arts (US)
  • Gain experience and expertise in wiriting and delivering lesson plans
  • Become reflective prospective music teachers
  • Write lesson and unit plans
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Sept 7-9 Intro, Curriculum, Ensemble Types, Repertoire, Method Books
  • Sept 14-16-21 Aural vs. Notational focus, Full Ensemble vs. small groups, Cultural concerns
  • Sept 28-30 Logistics – Library, Room Setup, Budget, Parents’ Groups, External Performances, etc.
  • Oct 5-7 Planning – Year, Unit, Lesson, Rehearsal
  • Oct 14-19-21 Teaching Musicianship, Musical Elements, Musicology 
  • Oct 26-28 Assessment & Evaluation   
  • Nov 2-4-9 Effective Rehearsals, Pacing, Classroom Management
  • Nov 16-18 Improvisation, Composition, Musical Creativity
  • Nov 23-25-30 General Music, Inclusive Ed., Non-Traditional Ensembles
  • Dec 2-7-9 Extracurricular Responsibilities, Participation in the School Community, Wrap-up


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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