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Pedagogy Electives

Subject details

Other units of study listed in the Core section can also be taken as electives. Elective units require a minimum enrolment number to run.


JAZZ1661 Jazz Pedagogy

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Saul Richardson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr lect/week Assessment: oral presentation (30%), written assignment (40%), classwork (30%)
This unit of study is designed to provide students with knowledge about educational approaches and strategies for teaching jazz to individuals and small and large groups. Topics will include approaches to teaching jazz articulation, improvisation, and style; performance practices including set up regarding OH&S; and jazz resources for teaching.
KEYB3002 Pedagogy Pianoforte 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernadette Harvey Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr lec/wk Prerequisites: KEYB2624 or EMUS2604 Assessment: Two assignments (100%)
Note: Available for students of Pianoforte and Harpsichord Principal Study and Jazz Performance students only.
The study of piano teaching from elementary to intermediate levels, with particular attention to technical development, including rhythm, touch and reading skills, as well as practice methods and repertoire. This unit is available for students enrolled in Piano Principal Study including Jazz students.
PRCN2006 Resource Class - Percussion

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Machamer Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1.5hr lec/wk Assessment: Weekly assignments and class participation (50%), viva voce exam (20%), practical assignment (30%)
Note: This unit is not available for Percussion students enrolled in a BMus degree.
This unit provides students with an introduction to and performance experience on a wide range of percussion instruments. The aim of this unit is to: introduce students to performance techniques on orchestral, latin, ethnic and commercial percussion instruments; provide students with historical information about instruments in the percussion family; and enable students to assemble and perform basic maintenance on school percussion instruments.
STRG3012 Pedagogy Strings 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Robin Wilson Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 1hr lect/week Assessment: One essay (30%); progression outline (40%), viva voce exam (20%), class participation (10%)
This unit of study offers an introduction to the basic principles of teaching and learning bowed instruments. Topics covered include the principles of movement, posture and set-up, bow hold, bow strokes, left hand development and coordination, psychology and motivation, and repertoire. The emphasis is on pedagogical practices and methods and the development of foundational instrumental and interpretative skills. Students are expected to research some main teaching methods, literature and pedagogical repertoire relevant to topics covered.
VSAO3014 Pedagogy Voice 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 hr class/wk Assessment: Oral work (40%), written work (60%).
This unit aims to promote awareness of the main elements of the pedagogy of voice. It examines ways of learning about singing and provides a basis for learning about the physiology and acoustics of the singing voice, approaches to posture, breathing, phonation (onset, range and tessitura, dynamic controls, vibrato, register) and resonance. Assessment includes micro-teaching modules, readings, round table discussions, comparative reports and written tests. On completion of this unit, students will have knowledge and experience of the bases of physiology and acoustics of voice, and of a variety of approaches to singing and teaching.
WIND3010 Pedagogy Woodwind 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Ngaire de Korte Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Assessment: Written assignment (50%), class participation (20%), class presentation (30%).
To provide students with knowledge about educational approaches and strategies for teaching wind instruments to individuals and small groups. Topics will include creative teaching of beginner to advanced wind players.