Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The module will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of music in the primary setting. It will focus on developing knowledge and skills relevant to practice in school and will focus upon skills required by teachers to deliver the National Curriculum for music. Opportunities to build on practical skills and to develop and use musical theory within the sessions will be encouraged.
Topics to extend students’ knowledge will include:
• Conducting and performing
• Vocal development
• World music
• The use of ICT
• Cross curricula links
• The role and responsibilities of the music teacher.
Reading and research tasks will be set to help students engage in professional development.
A student completing this unit should be able to:
a) Demonstrate a secure knowledge and understanding of music, both in practice and in theory, relevant to Foundation, KS1 and KS2 pupils in schools;
b) Demonstrate sufficient understanding of music to be able to teach the subject in the key stages for which they have been trained;
c) Demonstrate a secure understanding of how music activities can be planned, delivered and assessed to ensure successful and meaningful learning;
d) Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of music and musicians to be able to select appropriate resources to promote an understanding of different times and cultures;
e) Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to select and prepare music resources and plan for their safe and effective organisation.
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.
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