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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester (Open Learning) 2010 (Open Learning)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jane Southcott


Music education 2 introduces the most common musical instruments taught in class music education: the recorder, guitar and the keyboard laboratory. This will be informed by a consideration of influential music education curricular approaches, such as the Dalcroze and Suzuki methodologies and Alexander Technique and performance tension. There will also be a focus on school music ensembles and instrumental programs. Students will also undertake the development and presentation of a school musical or equivalent project.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explore classroom instrumental techniques and their effective use in classroom teaching practices;
  2. understand how school music ensembles and performances are successfully undertaken; and
  3. consider music educational approaches that support the school music program.


This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment task 1: Analysis of learning context (2,000 words or equivalent; 50%). Assessment task 2: Unit of work (2,000 words or equivalent; 50%).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jane Southcott

Contact hours

3 hrs per week


A major sequence in music and appropriate practical skills (equivalent to AMEB Grade VI). EDF4418 Music 2 can only be taken in conjunction with EDF4417 Music 1.


Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).


EDF5453 Music education 2B