Aspects of Teaching Secondary Music: Perspectives on by Gary Spruce

By Gary Spruce

Facets of educating Secondary tune offers a pragmatic representation of the abilities, wisdom and knowing required to coach tune within the secondary lecture room. Musical strategies and concepts are mentioned and a severe exam of key concerns is given. This encourages the reader to have interaction with those concepts and view their perspectives and ideology when it comes to how they are going to impression their capability to educate tune in an encouraged and potent demeanour.

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There is much talk, on the part of decision-makers, about the need for strategic planning, efficient organization and the importance of the drive to raise standards. Of course, these factors are central to effective teaching. But successful practice is also dependent on teachers’ sense of vision and optimism, for these are the very things that bring meaning and excitement to the complex process of teaching and learning; they are vital not only to classroom transactions but also to the wider educational enterprise.

Individual lessons The final level of formal planning is the individual lesson. The learning aims of individual lessons within a module may be included in the module planning. However, with the exception of the first lesson of a module, which may be common to all classes, teachers will adapt learning aims for subsequent lessons according to the needs and progress of each particular group. PLANNING FOR MUSIC TEACHING AND LEARNING Planning for lessons takes into account not only learning aims but also the way in which the teacher plans to assess whether the aims have been achieved.

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