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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Music Teaching Post-Primary
Module Code MC319
School 59
Module TeacherNo Teacher Assigned
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module focuses on integrating the central tenets of second-level music-teaching: listening and responding, performing, and composing. The module equips learners with a thorough knowledge of musicteaching methodologies and practical classroom music-making skills. Key areas of focus are music-teaching strategies, performance leadership, sourcing and creating resources, differentiation, planning and curriculum development, assessment, and CPD. The module aims to provide student teachers with the necessary skills for creating teaching and learning environments that nurture and enhance post-primary pupils’ interaction with a wide variety of musical genres.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate the appropriate professional skills necessary to enhance pupils’ music literacy, both in general terms and in relation to specific JC and LC requirements.
2. Utilise the appropriate professional skills necessary to guide pupils’ listening and response to music of various genres, styles and forms.
3. Understand, demonstrate, and evaluate a range of teaching methodologies for music at post-primary level.
4. Source, design and employ a range of resources (musical, text-based, AV, ICT) in order to nurture pupils’ abilities to understand, create and perform music.
5. Complete learning tasks purposefully with an awareness of learning styles and using the ability to work collaboratively with others.
6. Tailor classroom activities and resources to cater for the diverse needs and interests of pupils.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Practical/skills evaluationn/a40%n/a
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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