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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2012 - 2013

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

To equip student teachers with the ability to define, create and maintain an effective learning environment. To introduce students to contemporary approaches in a range of teaching & learning skills. To develop confidence in a range of initial teaching skills through reviews, analysis, demonstration, peer coaching and guided feedback To provide students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the content and assessment methodology of the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle curricula in Music in second-level schools.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the content, methodology and assessment techniques of the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle syllabus in Music as taught in second-level schools.
2. Map an appropriate teaching scheme for the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle Syllabus in Music as taught in second-level schools.
3. Articulate and relate the appropriate teaching methods and specific challenges in delivering Music as taught in second-level schools.
4. Design a range of resources appropriate for use in the teaching Music as taught in second-level schools.
5. Work in collegiality with colleagues in the interests of sharing, promoting, developing and supporting best professional practice in the teaching of Science in second level schools.
6. Explore ways to best develop the integration of Music Education across the curriculum in second level schools.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36Input and Group Reflection
Lecture24Reflection on Practice
Independent Study65Study and Research
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

Music Curriculum in Second Level Schools

Teaching and Learning
Subject Specific Teaching Methodologies

Teaching and Learning
Modes of Assessment for Learning in Music Education

Teaching and Learning
Integrating Music Education across the school curriculum

Teaching and Learning
Technologies and Music Classroom

Teaching and Learning
Cultural Compentencies in Music Classroom

Teaching and Learning
Teaching for Vocal and Instrumental Work

Special Educational Needs
Promoting an inclusive Music Classroom

Teaching and Learning
Music improvisation, appropriate methodologies

Teaching and Learning
Lesson planning, short term and long term

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

  • Bray, D.: 2000, Teaching Music in the Secondary School, Heinemann, Oxford,
  • Fautley, M.: 2010, Assessment in Music Education, OUP, Buckinghamshire,
  • Philpott, C and Spruce, G.: 2006, Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School: A Companion, Routledge Falmer, London,
Other Resources

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