Explores the theoretical underpinnings of teaching and learning music in a private music teacher studio setting.
Whether an art or science, learning and teaching are inseparable. While learning to teach you will gain understanding of how you learn. By understanding the theoretical underpinnings of learning and teaching, with specific emphasis on the practical application in a studio setting, you will gain knowledge of why we teach, how we teach, where and whom we teach. Topics include the learning environment; teacher- learner rapport; physical, technical, musical, mental, psychological, performance and interpretative aspects; the art of listening; pedagogy of practising; use of materials/repertoire; teaching methods; and theories of learning. It aims at integrating aspects of studio music teaching with the wider aims of human development, as well as vocational education of teaching specific skills. The content and evaluations are designed to aid each individual student in their prospective teaching. Be inspired - to learn, to teach, to change the world!
|Paper title||Studio Teaching Pedagogy|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2019, expected to be offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for 2019 have not yet been set|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 200-level MUSI points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Coordinator: Dr Heleen DuPlessis
- Paper Structure
- Assessment tasks include 3-4 assignments made up of two or three written assignments and one group assessment in the form of an oral presentation.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two or three 50-minute lectures each week, apart from 2-week practical observations of studio teaching lessons and 1-week oral presentations.
- The paper will be supported through Blackboard. Reading materials will be posted there, handed out in class where appropriate, or otherwise available in the Central Library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will have
- Gained knowledge and understanding of contemporary theories of music learning and pedagogy related to studio music teaching
- Gained knowledge and understanding of the social and educational context of studio music teaching
- Developed critical thinking about music pedagogical theory by integrating it with own experience and conclusions from observations
- Learn the practical implementation of learning and teaching theories and develop a personal philosophy or approach to studio teaching