Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Clare Hall


This unit introduces students to key issues and knowledge in music education. Issues such as musical development, musical literacies and musical identities, will be examined and how they relate to music curriculum and assessment in the primary levels. Experiences making music introduce students to domain specific skills and concepts such as improvisation, composition, music notation, and playing classroom instruments and provide a practical understanding of relevant theories and methodologies in music pedagogy.


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

  1. have developed a critical understanding of issues in music education
  2. understand current research in music pedagogy
  3. develop an awareness of disciplinary skills and concepts in music
  4. develop confidence in presenting class music activities


Assessment task 1: Research assignment (2,000 words or equivalent,50%)
Assessment task 2: Music project (2,000 words or equivalent, 50%)

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Contact hours

2 hours per week