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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester (Open Learning) 2011 (Open Learning)
Coordinator(s)Dr J Southcott; and Dr K Bennetts


This 6 point unit in the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary Education) or a Bachelor of Education. It builds on the EDF4110 Arts Education. Music education 1 extends the consideration of curriculum design and implementation. This will encompass current curriculum frameworks and syllabi taught in Victorian educational settings, informed by important music education curricular approaches, such as Kodly and Orff. There will be a focus on developing curricula for middle school elective music programs, such as music technology, film music, popular music, and multicultural music. Underpinning these will be the basic tenets of music education: audition, composition and performance.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop, prepare and evaluate effective learning episodes in school music education;
  2. interpret, critique and implement curricula in which school music education is embedded; and
  3. understand the principles of composition, audition and performance as underpinning all effective school music education.


This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment task 1: Analysis of learning context (2,000 words or equivalent; 50%). Assessment task 2: Unit of work (2,000 words or equivalent; 50%).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jane Southcott

Contact hours

3 hrs per week


A major sequence in music and appropriate practical skills (equivalent to AMEB Grade VI); and EDF4110 Arts education.


EDF4418 Music education 2. Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).


EDF5451 Music education 1B