Philosophical grounding and didactics of music education. Enhancement of knowledge for subject specialists. Please note: It is compulsory for all students selecting MOP 701 to choose MOP 702 as the second elective module.
The module equips the student to acquire the necessary academic writing skills to do effective research and develop the correct methods of processing the information gathered into a paper, dissertation or thesis.
The module focuses on developing didactic skills in music education, including knowledge and understanding of educational theories and philosophies underpinning the teaching profession. Practical presentation skills will also be cultivated and enhanced, emphasising the facilitation of group music making activities.
The module entails an introduction to the discipline with reference to its historical development and its application in musical studies today. Following this, the module focuses on African music in general, including African rhythm theory, examples of musical traditions in Southern and Central Africa, and possible applications in a music education situation.
The topic for each year will be determined by the lecturer, in collaboration with the students in the class. The module, presented in seminar form, also provides the opportunity to develop skills in doing research, compiling a paper, reading a paper, accepting criticism, giving criticism, acting as the chairperson of a meeting, etc.
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