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Music (MUSIC)

MUSIC 345 Instrucational Practices in Music (2) For music education students to learn about instrucational techniques and practices for music performance and general music classes.

MUSIC 345 Instructional Practices in Music (2)

This course is designed to cover general principles in planning and delivery of instruction for, and assessment of the learning of, students in public school K-12 music rehearsals and classrooms. Further, this course will focus on application and implementation of strategies to specific settings in which students will be certified to teach. Course objectives enable students to develop an understanding of the interaction of planning and delivery of instruction and the assessment of student learning; develop an understanding of principles of presenting and leading students in music activities and performance experiences; develop strategies for planning music lessons and rehearsals; and develop strategies for assessing student learning.

Students in the course will select appropriate instructional strategies reflecting technical and musical objectives and needs of the students; plan music lessons and rehearsals reflecting technical and musical objectives and needs of the students; and develop valid tools and procedures for assessing students' music learning. The students in this course will be evaluated on their effectiveness in writing task analyses, lesson and rehearsal plans, designing assessment tools, and implementing plans and assessments in a variety of music settings in peer-teaching situations.

Music education majors will take this course as part of a sequence of music education courses. This course is preceded by courses concerning musical development, teaching experiences, and courses in selection and design of instructional materials, and this course precedes a capstone course (MUSIC 441W, MUSIC 442W, MUSIC 443W, MUSIC 444W, MUSIC 445W, or MUSIC 446W) in which students study one instructional setting and curriculum level (choral, band, orchestra, general music; elementary middle school, high school) in greater depth, depending on their future career goals. Approximately 25 students will be enrolled.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: MUSIC 340, MUSIC 341, MUSIC 395A piano and voice proficiencies passed.
Concurrent: MUSIC 395B

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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