Week 3

Week 3 ConcepTests

Required Readings PRIOR to Lecture 3 and Tutorial 3

MMADD about the Arts Chapter 3: Music education

This week you will have a guest specialist in Music education for your lecture and tutorial

Additional readings include:

Queensland Essential Learnings: The Arts

You do not need to complete the in-text activities in your textbooks as these will be addressed in tutorials but it is important that you have read the texts as this will be assumed in both lectures and tutorials.

Group 1 (Tutorial 15203 Thursday Noon - 4pm in G31 2.15) 
Group 2 (Tutorial 15202 Thursday Noon - 4pm in G31 2.17)
Group 3 (Tutorial 15204 Friday 8am - Noon in G31 2.15) 
Group 4 (Tutorial 15205 Friday 1pm - 5pm in G31 2.18)

Tutorial Resources

Musical instruments
Recycled material for making musical instruments (2.07)



Lecture 3

In your lecture you will focus on arts education this week

Lecture 3

You should come prepared to discuss Music education, and specifically:

Why teach music education?
Music in the primary classroom;
Elements of music;
Repertoire in music;
Music terminology;
Generating (making), Realising (performing) and Responding to (appreciating) music;
Practical considerations;
Five ways of learning music; and
Activities to introduce and teach the musical elements.


Tutorial 3

In your tutorial you will focus on Arts education this week

Tutorial 3

In your tutorial you will undertake a variety of Arts activities including:


Individually select a song [ref] and decide how you can teach each of the five elements (duration, dynamics, pitch, tone colour and structure) of music using the song as a starting point. Identify what children would need to know and be able to do prior to engaging in activities. Identify what indicators or pointers could be used to assess children's learning in each of the five elements of music. Write your ideas in lesson plan format [example]


As a group, select one of the lessons developed for A2.1 and identify how the activity could be made more simple for children with very little experience in music, and can be made more challenging for students with a strong background in music. Identify what indicators could be used to assess children's learning.


Select a children's picture book or simple storybook [ref] and identify how you could teach and develop one or more of the elements of music using the book as a stimulus or starting point. Identify what indicators or outcomes could be used to assess children's learning in relation to the elements of music covered. Write your idea in a programmed format, indicating which activity areas (singing, listening, dynamics, pitch, tone colour and structure) are being taught and developed. Indicate what syllabus outcomes the children are working towards by engaging in these activities. [ref]   

Integration Activity I3

Musical Instruments

See pages 183 and 184 of Design and Technology for Children

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