Module Details

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Title Music Performance Pedagogy 2
Code MUMA640
Coordinator Dr RK Minton
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 20


To practically apply theoretical knowledge gained in MUMA631. This module will equip students with a knowledge of appropriate teaching styles and methods for 1–1 and group contexts and provide opportunities for these to be applied in practical, real-world situations.
It will enable students to evaluate critically their own teaching styles and methods, and to reflect on their teaching practices.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To effectively apply theoretical knowledge of pedagogy in a practical setting.

(LO2) To plan and deliver lesson/workshops to group/individual students.

(LO3) To have acquired the ability to communicate and use a pragmatic but informed approach to the practice of group /1–1 teaching.

(LO4) To have developed an open-minded and responsive approach to new or previously unexplored areas of teaching and demonstrate a willingness to engage with these within a 1–1/group teaching situation.

(LO5) To have developed the capacity to draw on personal experience to inform sound pedagogical thought and demonstrate an understanding of providing feedback.

(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 content of the module will be adapted to the needs of the cohort and the availability of guest speakers.
The module content will focus on practical activities in the following:
• Kodaly
• Dalcroze
• Alexander Technique
• Implementing lesson plans
• Using/creating lesson resources

The core content of the module will focus on the following or similar:
• Delivering workshops
• Teaching peers and other students
• Receiving and giving feedback in real-world situations

Students will be expected to participate in demonstrations.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method: Lectures/ structured online activities

Description: Schedule directed student hours: 24. Unscheduled directed student hours: 12. 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 hours (non-credit bearing modules only): 164
Description of how self-directed learning hours may be used (all modules): 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 2 Description: Reflective Report. Reassessment Opportunity: Yes. Penalty for late submission: Yes, in line with UoL policy. Anonymous assessment: No. 1500 words.    25       
Assessment 1 Description: Teaching video (20minutes) and presentation (10minutes) with Q&A (5minutes). Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for late submission: Yes, in line with UofL policy. Ano  35    75       

Recommended Texts

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