About this Course
4.8
36 ratings
13 reviews
What do children need from education now, and in the future? How is technology best used in teaching and learning? How can innovative approaches to education be reconciled with established, traditional ones? What does student-centred learning really mean? This five module course is not just for classroom or ensemble music educators. It’s suitable for anyone interested in creativity-infused education, in contemporary education issues, and in the integration and use of digital technology. It’s designed to challenge old paradigms, to inspire innovative and creative pedagogical philosophies, and to develop your ability to critically respond to the latest research. We’ll visit schools with vastly different approaches to learning and teaching, and meet inspiring teachers and principals. We’ll venture inside the classroom to closely observe how technology is integrated with music education – or how it’s decidedly not! We’ll talk to international leaders and experts about innovative and traditional approaches to music education, and I’ll provide insights from my own practice as well as from some of my students. I’ll be provoking you to think critically and creatively, to develop your own ideas and theories around students’ educational needs and the impact of digital technologies, now and into the future. Copy and paste this link into your browser to watch the trailer: http://tinyurl.com/music-education-21st-century...
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Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

Approx. 25 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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10 hours to complete

Technology in (music) education

What does music education look like with and without technology?...
Reading
12 videos (Total 57 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
Video12 videos
Introduction to Northern Beaches Christian School5m
Music class at Northern Beaches Christian School4m
New & Old7m
Portfolio Set-up 12m
Portfolio Set-up 21m
Portfolio Set-up 36m
Introduction to Kamaroi5m
Screen Free Children5m
Music Class at Kamaroi3m
Broader Demographics6m
Provocation6m
Reading5 readings
Module 1 Outcomes10m
Do I need to do more?10m
Reading/video list to inspire debate10m
Module 1 Reading list10m
Credit10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice quiz 18m
Practice quiz 26m

2

Section
Clock
6 hours to complete

Aliens

Hein: "Why does classroom music seem alien?"...
Reading
8 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
Classroom Music is Alien4m
What the Research Says5m
Meeting the Unschooled Music Makers Part 16m
Meeting the Unschooled Music Makers Part 26m
How Electronic Musicians Learn7m
Liveschool8m
Counterpoint8m
Reading3 readings
Module 2 Outcomes10m
Fast readings10m
Module 2 Reading list10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice quiz 36m
Practice quiz 410m

3

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Inspiring Research

If we can learn music from the cloud, do we need music teachers?...
Reading
6 videos (Total 44 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Technology at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music8m
Music Learning and TV7m
The Right Age5m
At the bleeding edge10m
Bringing it Together5m
Reading4 readings
Module 3 Outcomes10m
Flipped learning 1: Sugata Mitra's TED talk25m
Flipped Learning 2: Dimitri Christakis20m
Module 3 Reading list10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Practice quiz 58m

4

Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

The good news

What opportunities do new technologies afford music education?...
Reading
7 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Introduction to the DAW6m
Notation and Graphics4m
Modern Music Making9m
Informal and Open Learning8m
An Introduction to the BLs9m
Bringing it together7m
Reading2 readings
Module 4 Outcomes10m
Module 4 Reading list10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Practice quiz 62m
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Top Reviews

By PSJan 19th 2017

This course was just what I needed. The content was engaging and posed some challenging questions that are very relevant to music educators in the 21st Century. I would highly recommend this course!

By CHMar 24th 2018

Excellent course, easy to follow and enjoyable content.

Instructor

Dr. James Humberstone

Lecturer in Music Education
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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