Module title: Instrumental/Vocal Teaching 2

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

Module code: MUS10106
Module leader: Michael Harris
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

Module code - MUS09111
Module title - Instrumental/Vocal Teaching 1
Examples of equivalent learning - DipABRSM

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Harris
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module requires students to teach a pupil on their chosen instrument/voice. Students taking this module should have reached the equivalent of ABRSM Grade 8 on the instrument/voice they choose to teach (though this need not be their Principal Study module). 12 30-minute lessons should be taught over the course of the Module.

Introductory lectures will deal with lesson planning and record keeping. (LO 1, 4) Supervision and observation of the student’s teaching will lead to discussion of pedagogical issues both individually and in group activity. Review and discussion in class seminars of students’ videoed lessons will provide peer feedback on teaching methods (LO 2, 3). Students will undertake individual study in relation to preparation of lessons, critical reflection on lesson activity, and investigation of suitable teaching materials. (LO 5).



Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 178
Other Work based learning 6
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 1,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 20 1,2,3,4,5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Project - Practical 20 2,3,5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Assessment 30 1,2,3,4,5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will acquire practical experience of individual instrumental tuition, develop the necessary planning and organisational skills, and study aspects of music pedagogy and curriculum design. Through a structured programme of investigation and reflection on teaching/learning strategies you will build your teaching skills, and engage with contemporary research into good practice in music education. Whilst teaching your pupil on a one-to-one basis, there will be opportunities to benefit from the reflections of your peer group on your teaching, and to share ideas in peer group teaching activities. By the end of this module, you will have increased your confidence in the teaching role, and have developed a practical ‘toolkit’ of strategies to use with pupils from beginner level to ABRSM Grade 6 level (or equivalent).
You will teach at least two pupils for the duration of the module, keeping careful records of lesson planning, achievement, and teaching/learning strategies employed. You will investigate and appraise a number of published teaching methods appropriate to your principal study instrument, writing a review of these at the end of the course. You will also negotiate a teaching topic with the Module Leader as the basis for your research into contemporary music teaching methodology and practice, both in the UK and worldwide. There will be seminars on aspects of instrumental teaching, and you will have an opportunity to observe professional teachers at work. Appropriate supervision and feedback on your progress will be provided by the Module Leader throughout the Module, and you will record on video a specimen lesson for peer review and self-reflection. At the end of the module, you will take a summative Viva Voce examination, which gives you the opportunity to discuss your approaches to teaching, and more specifically, the work you have done with your pupils.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: devise teaching curriculum
LO2: make effective us of interpersonal skills
LO3: accurately assess and appraise your own goals and those set for your pupils.
LO4: design and make effective use of appropriate record keeping
LO5: examine the relationship between practical teaching and the use of published teaching methods.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - PAUL HARRIS; RICHARD CROZIER (2000) THE MUSIC TEACHER'S COMPANION : A PRACTICAL GUIDE: ABRSM, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781860962196
Recommended - PAUL HARRIS (2014) SIMULTANEOUS LEARNING (IMPROVE YOUR TEACHING): FABER MUSIC, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978057153868
Recommended - SUSAN HALLAM (1998) A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BETTER TEACHING AND LEARNING: HEINEMANN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0435811460
Recommended - ANTHONY KEMP (1996) THE MUSICAL TEMPERAMENT : PSYCHOLOGY AND PERSONALITY OF MUSICIANS: OUP, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0198523629
Recommended - JANET MILLS (2007) INSTRUMENTAL TEACHING: OUP, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780193359086
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