Module Details

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Code MUMA631
Coordinator Dr RK Minton
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 20


To gain a theoretical overview of pedagogical practices, developing skills which can be applied to individual and group lessons. A foundation knowledge of different pedagogical approaches (e.g., Kodaly, Dalcroze etc) will equip students with knowledge of appropriate teaching styles and methods for 1–1 and group contexts. The module will broaden the students’ experience beyond their own cultural and personal boundaries by developing professional perspectives and flexibility in teaching.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To have acquired the ability to analyse, describe and evaluate specific music instrumental/voice teaching techniques in written form.

(LO2) To have acquired the ability to debate effectively on issues of teaching and learning strategies developing both independence of thought and collaborative approaches where appropriate

(LO3) To understand writing a scheme of work/devising a course and to plan individual lessons and consider resources.

(LO4) To have a foundation knowledge of pedagogical approaches and be able to produce appropriate resources for lessons.

(LO5) To have developed the capacity to draw on personal experience to inform sound pedagogical thought

(S1) Communication. Listening and questioning, respecting others, contributing to discussions, communicating in a foreign language, influencing, presentations

(S2) Positive attitude/self-confidence. A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute, openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen

(S3) Self-management. Readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility, resilience, self-starting, initiative, integrity, willingness to take risks, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve based on feedback/reflective learning

(S4) Proficiency in Pedagogical Techniques

(S5) Aural acuity



The module content will focus on a theoretical overview of pedagogical practices. This will include:
• Kodaly
• Dalcroze
• Alexander Technique
• Teaching and learning styles
• Consideration of differentiation in group settings
• Devising schemes of work
• Lesson planning and preparation
• Understanding assessment and feedback in teaching
• Motivating your pupils
• Integrating musicianship skills

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Seminar
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: The 12 hours of unscheduled directed student hours relate to tutorials and observations of lessons live or on film.

Self-directed Learning: Wider reading, further teaching observations, developing own teaching practice, developing writing skills. This will also include tutorials on an individual and group basis to support assessments.

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12


Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 176


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Assessment ID: Assessment 1 Assessment Description: Essay Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes    40       
Assessment ID: Assessment 2 Assessment Description: Teaching material portfolio to include a scheme of work, lesson plans and rationale. Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission:     60       

Recommended Texts

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