Graduate Music Education Course
Instructor: John Phillips
Improve your understanding of curriculum by investigating questions of what should be taught, how it should be taught and why it should be taught, in this course.
This course provides an opportunity for students to engage with the complexities of music teaching and learning from a variety of contemporary perspectives. The complex questions of what should be taught, how it should be taught and why it should be taught, form the basis for this graduate course. Secondary considerations such as when curriculum should be delivered, how much content is included and who should teach music will also be examined.
What is curriculum? This may, at first appear to be an obvious question. Upon closer examination, one may observe the many nuances between education in general and the specific characteristics of a music curriculum delivered within the school context. Some music educators consider repertoire the curriculum and all things derived from the study of said repertoire as the basis of the curriculum. If this is the case, how then are creativity, cultural context and musical analysis included?
Activities in this course help experienced teachers to develop new lenses through which to innovate, interpret, and lead in their profession. A culminating project includes the development of a unique curriculum model that candidates may incorporate into their own practice. This model will integrate the theories, concepts, and strategies examined throughout the course.
Graduate student participant* tuition (Music 9586)
Non-credit participant $600 (plus HST)
*Students wishing to take this course for graduate credit should contact Dr Ruth Wright firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 519 661 2111 x 85339
Course Schedule: Day Time
This course will be taught in a blend of online and face to face modes.
Face to face sessions will take place 9:30-12:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (July 9,10,11 - July 16,17,18 - July 30,31,Aug 1)
Introductory session online the first week of July. Further online sessions to be negotiated with students. Total course requirement =36 hours.
Deadline for registration: June 1, 2013