ED3AC3-The Arts, Children And Education 3 : Music

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Summer term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Rebecca Berkley

Email: r.m.berkley@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module allows students to specialise in two areas of music. Curriculum Design is intended to enable students to draw on their school-based experience, and apply this to the design of a specialist programme of study for music. Musical leadership: Being a music co-ordinator allows students to demonstrate ways they can use their specialist skills in music to inspire and lead colleagues in school to teach music across the curriculum.
This module may also include possible collaboration with English and Art specialists in creative, multi-disciplinary projects, including drama / performance, related to the primary curriculum.

1. To develop a music-specific curriculum and to reflect on how this may be relevant to children’s and their own learning
2. To enhance research and professional skills by creating resources for the music-specific curriculum
3. To develop leadership skills as a music co-ordinator

Assessable learning outcomes:
On successful completion, students will:
(i) Design a progressively structured sequence of lesson plans
(ii) Be able to synthesise their musical knowledge to the aims and objectives of current government thinking in the field of education
(iii) Demonstrate an up-to-date understanding of key issues in education in general and music education in particular
(iv) Be able to demonstrate an effective use of professional and research skills
(v) Lead colleagues in training musical skills

Additional outcomes:
Additionally, on successful completion, students will:
(i) Be able to study independently and collaboratively in order to assimilate knowledge
(ii) Be able to structure their workloads effectively
(iii) be a professional role model for colleagues

Outline content:
The module gives students the opportunity to apply their experience in the classroom and their practical musicianship skills to two projects: Curriculum Design and Musical leadership: Being a music co-ordinator. Students can thus choose the focus of their curriculum design project according to their own preference.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The module employs a range of teaching and learning methods: Lectures, tutorials, workshops and coaching.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 15 3
Seminars 10 20
Tutorials 1 1
Practicals classes and workshops 6 14
Guided independent study 90 40
Total hours by term 122.00 78.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
Curriculum Design Project (2,500 words)

Formative assessment methods:
Lead workshops in schools.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmission during the summer resit period.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books: All texts are available in the Library
    Coll, H. &Lamont, A. (Eds). (2009) Sound progress: exploring musical development. Matlock, Derbyshire: National Association of Music Educators.
    McPherson, G.E. &Welch, G.F. (Eds). (2012) The Oxford handbook of music education. New York: Oxford University Press.
    Savage, J. (Ed). (2013) The guided reader to teaching and learning music. Abingdon: Routledge.

    GROAK, J (2013) Canon Vs. Culture: Reflections on the Current Debate [electronic resource]. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.

    2) Specialist equipment or materials: Most material is available on Blackboard. If paper handouts are required, these are supplied.
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding: Most material is available on Blackboard. If paper handouts are required, these are supplied.
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification: Music technology software and hardware is supplied for students
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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