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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


Music education 2 introduces the most common musical instruments taught in class music education: the recorder, guitar and the keyboard laboratory. This will be informed by a consideration of influential music education curricular approaches, such as the Dalcroze and Suzuki methodologies and Alexander Technique and performance tension. There will also be a focus on school music ensembles and instrumental programs. Students will also undertake the development and presentation of a school musical or equivalent project.


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

  1. explore classroom instrumental techniques and their effective use in classroom teaching practices;
  2. understand how school music ensembles and performances are successfully undertaken; and
  3. consider music educational approaches that support the school music program.


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). EDF4418 Music 2 can only be taken in conjunction with EDF4417 Music 1.


Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).


EDF5453 Music education 2B