Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Fintan Murphy


Previously coded MUM4980


A critical study of music education with reference to its philosophy, psychology and traditions. The unit will aim to develop individual approaches to the teaching process with a particular focus on the use of innovative technology. Students will present the outcomes of their research as a critical essay or in a video/CDROM format.


By the end of the semester, students should have attained a critical understanding of: various methodologies in music education, the importance of research and ongoing professional development in the area and the need to present material in a variety of mediums including articles, conference presentations, lecture demonstrations and video. Special attention will be paid to the importance of CDRom and DVD in the field of music education.


Written (6000 words): 70%
Seminar paper (3000 words): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Fintan Murphy

Contact hours

2 hours (2 x 1 hour seminars) per week