Teaching in Context
Music Teaching in Context 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
This module will introduce students to the basic concepts of instrumental and vocal teaching through lectures and practical sessions in which students work under supervision to develop teaching techniques. We will investigate different pedagogical approaches and apply them in practical sessions, some of which will include presentations by guest artists and teachers. Working in small groups, you will take a practice-based approach and independent research into instrument specific issues, and broader theoretical points relevant to current pedagogy.
-threshold -D- to D+ Work which displays basic, restricted knowledge of the subject with limited ability at conceptual thought, and a limited awareness of issues, but has some evidence of a generally intellectual approach, with fair expression.
C- to C+ Work which displays fair knowledge of the subject, with some ability at conceptual thought (albeit inconsistent or otherwise flawed), and a general awareness of issues, with evidence of a generally intellectual approach, with good expression.
good -B- to B+ The work should display a sound grasp of the subject, a good level of conceptual thought, awareness of the main issues, with evidence of intellectual acumen and very good expression. -excellent -Please also see the Explicit Marking Criteria for Musicology: https://my.bangor.ac.uk/handbook/content.php.en?nid=16093
A- to A** Work which displays a thorough grasp of the subject, with evidence of further study, deeper thought, originality of approach and excellent written skills.
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to analyse and evaluate various methodologies of teaching used within a musical context
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate a methodological approach to instrumental or vocal teaching.
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate advanced communication skills, especially in a teaching context.
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to reflect on, and evaluate their own experiences as teachers.
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to use advanced research skills to analyse and evaluate academic material.
Demonstration Lesson & Lesson plan A demonstration lesson with your partner. Through a role-play scenario you will be expected to shape your approach to the practical session according to the objectives in your reflective log. The reflective log should give a context for the demonstration, outlining the circumstances in which you are teaching, and should provide a reflection and short evaluation of your teaching during the lesson. References to or an integration of established teaching schools or methodologies is also encouraged in the practical session, as is attention to injury prevention and wellbeing. A recording of the demonstration lesson as well as copy of the reflective log must also be submitted to Blackboard by 12pm on Monday, Week 13 (failure to do so will count as a non-electronic submission and carries penalties, as outlined in the School of Music handbook, on my.bangor). The following areas will be under consideration in your presentation/demonstration lesson: • Communication Skills - you will be required to use examples of aural, visual and practice-based teaching methods in your approach in honing these toward your objectives in the reflective log. • Competence - A demonstrable awareness of any potential injury or unnecessary physical tension occurring during the lesson, and measures taken to prevent this. An ability to draw attention to discreet physical processes (for example breathing) into a broader musical context, and an implementation of this awareness in the demonstration lesson. • Take proper care to adhere to best practice when teaching, and raise awareness of injury prevention as well as the student’s wellbeing • The consolidation of your research into the practice of teaching - the presentation is an opportunity to show how you have integrated your research and how you would implement it
Reflective Essay Question Discuss how your independent pedagogical practice has developed during the module, and with reference to current methodologies and literature, evaluate particular approaches that have become part of your teaching practice. You should evidence this by referring to your experiences during workshops and lessons, alongside the appropriate academic resources. Your essay must be fully referenced with footnotes and a bibliography.