Teaching Music in Higher Education

Teaching Music in Higher Education

by Colleen M Conway, Thomas M Hodgman
     
 


Graduate students already know what to teach when they begin teaching undergraduates, but often find they lack the knowledge of how to teach it. Teaching Music in Higher Education is the only book designed specifically to help graduate students in music teach undergraduates (both music- and non-music majors). Covering all aspects of theSee more details below

Overview


Graduate students already know what to teach when they begin teaching undergraduates, but often find they lack the knowledge of how to teach it. Teaching Music in Higher Education is the only book designed specifically to help graduate students in music teach undergraduates (both music- and non-music majors). Covering all aspects of the process--from the first class taught through obtaining tenure and promotion--this book effectively answers a host of questions that beginning instructors are likely to have. The authors emphasize innovation and learner-centered pedagogy, stressing a teaching style tailored to meet individual student needs. Beginning music instructors learn how to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students' abilities; create an environment for learning; help students become autonomous self-regulated learners; and reflect upon and evaluate their own teaching. This book shows graduate students how to accomplish all of these goals and more.

Features
*Materials for organizing a course, including a course preparation guide with sample syllabi, an outline of a typical course sequence for a music major, sample performance assessment tools, and sample forms for student midterms and final evaluations
*Vignettes written by undergraduate music majors and reflections from successful music faculty
*Advice for the job search and professional development
*A sample Faculty Activities Report for music professors and a sample tenure and promotion materials packet
*National Association of School of Music (NASM) requirements and teacher education requirements for music education majors
*Suggestions for further reading at the end of each topic

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195369359
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
760,206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part One: Course Planning and Preparation
Chapter 1: Designing an Undergraduate Music Course
Introduction
Checklist for Getting to Know the School
Avoiding the "Transmission Model"
Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
Course Goals and Descriptions
Choosing a Text
Course Calendar
Curriculum Design Issues
Policy Stakeholders
Sample Music Degree Outlines
Curricular Tensions and Innovations
Checklist for Course Decisions
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Chapter 2: Assessment and Grading in Music Courses
Assessment vs. Grading
Music Aptitude and Achievement
Managing Assessment
Methods of Assessment
Student Generated Rubrics
Sample Performance Rubrics
Assessment in the Learner-Centered Classrooom
Authentic Assessment
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Chapter 3: Understanding the Learners
Student Intellectual Growth
Learning Styles
Motivation
Gender
Cultural Diversity
Individual Learning Needs
Musical Growth and the Changing Learner
Suggested Teaching Strategies for Underclassmen
The Freshman Music Major
The Sophomore Music Major
Suggested Teaching Strategies for Upperclassmen
The Junior Music Major
The Senior Music Major
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Chapter 4: Sample Syllabi for Music Courses
General Criteria for Syllabi
Applied Music
Music Theory
Aural Skills
Music History
Survey of Music for non-majors
Brass Techniques
Woodwind Techniques
Percussion Techniques
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Further Reading for Course Planning and Preparation
Part Two: Teaching and Learning
Chapter 5: Creating a Culture for Learning
Teaching Personality
Reflection on Teaching
Power and Control
Identity as a College Professor
First Class Meeting/Checklist
Weekly Class Preparation
Interaction with Readings and Materials
Student Assignments
Communication
Attendance
Difficult Students
Cheating and Plagiarism
Issues of Fairness
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Chapter 6: Instructional Strategies for Academic Courses
Lecture Format
Setting the Room for Lecture
Planning a Lecture/Checklist
Delivering a Lecture
Materials for a Lecture
Assessment of Lecture Material
Advantages and Disadvantages
Discussion Format
Setting the Room for a Discussion
Planning a Discussion
Leading a Discussion
Materials for a Discussion
Assessment of Discussion Material
Advantages and Disadvantages
Asking Questions
Getting Students to Read
Helping Students to Write
Substantive vs Reflective Writing
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Chapter 7: Strategies for Active Learning in Music Classrooms
Cooperative Learning
Room Setup and Forming Groups
Planning for Cooperative Learning
Leading Cooperative Learning Activities
Assessment of Learning in the Collaborative Classroom
Advantages and Disadvantages
Collaborative Learning
Room Setup and Forming Groups
Planning for Collaborative Learning
Planning in Collaborative Learning Activities
Materials for Collaborative Learning
Advantages and Disadvantages
Case-Based Teaching
Case-Based Teaching Checklist
Games and Simulations
Unifying Principles and Teaching Larger Classes
Create a Natural Critical Learning Environment
Get Their Attention and Keep It
Start with Students Rather than the Discipline
Seek Committment
Help Students Learn Outside of Class
Engage Students in Disciplinary Thinking
Create Diverse Learning Experiences
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Chapter 8: Teaching Applied Music
Settings and Characteristics of Successful Applied Teachers
The One-on-One Interaction
Maintaining a Healthy Culture in the Studio
Studio Class Instruction
Logistics of Applied Music Teaching
Jury Questions Checklist
Grading
Research on Applied Music
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Chapter 9: Toys or Tools?: Instructional Technology (by Mark Clague, University of Michigan)
Online Listening Blogs: An Introductory Case Study
Lessons from Listening Blogs
Aligning Technology with Goals in Course Design
Knowledge Acquisition - Presentation and Course Management Tools
Synthesis: Using Technology to Inspire and Show Original Student Work
Living Music
The Promise and Perils of Learning Technology
Technological Literacy
Creativity in the Classroom: Learning Technology as a Catalyst
Bibliography/Further Reading
Web Resources
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Further Reading for Issues in Teaching and Learning
Part Three: Growth in Teaching Practice and a Future in Higher Education
Chapter 10: The Job Search in Higher Education
Finding the Jobs
Understanding the Posting
Cover Letters
Resume and Curriculum Vitae
Letters of Recommendation
Communication with Institutions
Phone Interviews
Interviewing for a Job
Teaching at the Interview
Performance or Research Presentation
Hiring and Negotiation Process
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Chapter 11: Feedback from Students and Reflection on Teaching
Reflection in College Teaching
Teaching Journals
Forms for Reflection
Videotape
Peer Observation
Form for Observation
Student Feedback
Course Evaluations
Teaching Questionnaire Development Form
Applying Student Suggestions
Strategies for Critical Reflection
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Chapter 12: Navigating a Career in Higher Education
Sample Tenure and Promotion Policy Document
Teaching Evaluation
Research or Scholarship
Applied Faculty Criteria
Academic Faculty Criteria
College Service
Securing Reviewers
Level of Documentation
Sample Faculty Activities Report Form
Institutional Support
Challenges to Good Teaching
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Chapter 13: Professional Development & Improvement of Teaching
Faculty Resources
The Study of Teaching
What to Study
Data and Analysis
Dissemination in Music
Why Teach?
Why Teach Music?
Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
Further Reading for Growth and a Future in Higher Education
References
Index

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