Designed to support teachers in developing new strategies and pedagogies for teaching music, and for teacher education students requiring a comprehensive overview of the subject, Teaching Secondary Music provides a modern and accessible of key issues in music education at secondary level.

Focusing on the nature of musical understanding and how to facilitate and assess musical progress, the editors bring together a team of experienced music educators leading the program of support for the secondary curriculum.

Supported with practical examples, case studies and resources exploring effective practice, Teaching Secondary Music covers the key concepts and approaches which underpin good practice in secondary music education. These include:

How music relates to other curriculum subjects; Ways of implementing newer aspects of the curriculum; The music industry and intellectual property rights; Working with a range of musicians; Using ICT as a tool for musical performance; Developing musical leadership

This book is essential reading for PGCE Secondary music specialists and practicing music teachers.

Assessment for Learning in Music

Assessment for Learning in Music
Assessment for learning in music

Over the course of the past decade, much has been written about the use of assessment in the classroom. Most of it has been generic and has focused on Assessment for Learning (AfL) - a set of principles for daily assessment in the classroom that dramatically shifts the emphasis away from an external assessment by the teacher towards internal assessment by the student. But how do these principles apply to music? What are the implications for a subject in which planned learning is based primarily on a holistic approach to the subject, and in which the quality of musical processes is usually more significant than the quantity of students' technical output?

At the same time, the drive ...

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