Core Module Information
Module title: Contexts of Music Education

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

Module code: MUS09150
Module leader: Bryden Stillie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

HND in Music Performance

Description of module content:

This module introduces learners to fundamental concepts of music education e.g. 1-1 instrumental lessons, workshops, group classes etc. Through exploration of educational theories and analysis of practice you will explore key pedagogic concepts and topics to develop your knowledge and understanding of the links between learning, teaching, and assessment. Practical exercises are used to support your development and understanding as you begin to develop teaching approaches in your specialist area. You will have the opportunity to apply your learning in a series of practical settings where you can test out your teaching practice and receive feedback on your approach. Through analysis of your own teaching you are encouraged to develop your critical self-reflection and develop a reflexive approach to music education to enhance and adapt your teaching for various contexts and groups. Observation of teaching is undertaken in a structured format, and you will keep a reflective journal of observations made and conclusions reached, underpinned and consolidated by engagement with current research in music education. You will take on a pupil to teach who wishes to study your principal study and work with them for a minimum of six lessons. Throughout this module you will be expected to keep a reflective journal that details your teaching practice. This will include: the lesson plans for each of your 1-1s including reflection on successes and challenges, and personal reflection on feedback from the formative learning experiences.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: apply theoretically informed approaches to the practice of teaching.
LO2: design and implement effective teaching and learning strategies which utilise both independent and collaborative approaches where appropriate.
LO3: analyse, critically reflect upon, and develop your teaching practice within the contexts of current research and best practice.
LO4: interpret and evaluate approaches to teaching within an observational setting.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bryden Stillie
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Online Guided independent study 48
Other Groupwork (Scheduled) 1
Independent Learning Guided independent study 127
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,3,4 13 , WORDS= 1500
Oral Assessment 50 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 00.20
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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