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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title  Socially Inclusive Music Education
Module Code AP406
School 73
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Marie Louise Bowe
Semester 2: Marie Louise Bowe
Autumn: Marie Louise Bowe
Module TeachersMarie Louise Bowe
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Building on students’ understanding of social inclusion in music education at a macro level (module 1) and throughout the previous SIME modules, this module provides students with the relevant skills, competencies and confidence required to enable leadership on a micro level, in formal and/or informal music education contexts. Given the module seeks to connect in students, notions of agency, autonomy, wakefulness, care, and empathy, particular consideration will be given to theories of social justice leadership, global citizenship, identity, care and connectedness. Combining theory and practice, students will develop a strong sense of identity while critically reflecting on their assumptions, dispositions and propensity to contribute to the community. With the view of enacting positive change, students will engage in fieldwork observations and draw on socially inclusive music education practices to design and facilitate innovative and engaging music education in a community setting. Focusing on the social and collaborative learning experiences of students, this highly participatory module will address the processes of socially-inclusive ensemble-based music-making within an inquiry/practice-oriented community.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically reflect on texts pertaining to social justice leadership, global citizenship, identity, care and connectedness.
2. Evaluate socially inclusive music education pedagogies following fieldwork
3. Demonstrate leadership skills by designing and implementing a relevant music-making project in the community.
4. Collaborate/co-teach with classmates/community stakeholders to adapt musical literacy materials in the socially inclusive context.
5. Employ numerous music education teaching strategies which accommodate and promote positive music learning experiences in ways that support the development of student teachers' ability to provide for the learning needs of all pupils
6. Develop a strong sense of identity and learning/growth through critical reflection on observations and experiences.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Workshop24Participation: University-based lecture/workshops
Fieldwork8School visit and group teaching
Assignment Completion25Reflective assignment: ongoing reflection to inform final portfolio
Independent Study28Continuous Independent readings
Group work40Collaborative group work: Final week music making project; video task
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Indicative Content
• Review and critique of texts visited throughout the SIME modules and texts that engage with leadership in diverse cultural contexts; • Fieldwork observations and interviews in a community setting; • In-class and out-of class exploration and experimentation with education teaching strategies (including repertoire selection/resource adaptations), keeping in mind students at risk of exclusion; • Development of musicianship and subject specific pedagogical knowledge through in-class teaching demonstrations and group music-making performances of appropriate teaching materials and resources; • Collaborating within a small group, students design and implement a project for a socially inclusive context; • Continuous critical reflections on experiences (including sense of identity) of becoming a socially inclusive music educator and documenting learning through reflective accounts

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationIn-class participation and group performance20%Every Week
Digital ProjectVideo: An appeal to an audience on a chosen issue within SIME. Contextualisation of this issue20%Sem 1 End
PortfolioDesigning, collaborating, implementing and reflecting upon a SIME music project60%Sem 1 End
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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