Core Module Information
Module title: Instrumental/Vocal Teaching 1

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS09111
Module leader: Bryden Stillie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

MUS08127/MUS08130/MUS08128 or MUS08140
Principal Study 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 or Practical Music Studies 4

Description of module content:

The module begins by reflecting on your own early experience as learners, analysing the effects of both the teaching and the teacher on your future development as a musician. From detailed analysis of the musical and psychological processes involved, you will assess and evaluate the positive and negative aspects inherent in teaching and learning. The module progresses into a consideration of specific teaching methods, how children learn, how to pace the learning to match ability, how to build rapport, and how best to structure a programme of learning so that maximum progress is made. A problem-solving approach to these areas enables you to evaluate best practice and thus to formulate and document your own pedagogical thought. A range of tutor material is examined, and you undertake a study of repertoire from Grades 1 - 5. Observation of teaching (recorded and live) is undertaken in a structured format, and you keep a reflective journal of observations made and conclusions reached, underpinned and consolidated by engagement with current research in music education.
Practical exercises are undertaken in specialist tutorials with your instrumental/vocal tutor, and you build a library of specific teaching techniques in your specialist area.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: evaluate and interpret specific teaching techniques within an observational setting.
LO2: evaluate the pedagogical features of a range of teaching materials and repertoire.
LO3: draw up effective teaching and learning strategies, developing both independence of thought and collaborative approach where appropriate.
LO4: apply a pragmatic but informed approach to the practice of teaching.
LO5: demonstrate an open-minded and responsive approach to new or previously unexplored areas of teaching, and a willingness to engage with these within the teaching situation.
LO6: demonstrate the capacity to draw on personal experience to inform sound pedagogical thought.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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