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.

The Key Processes of Musical Learning

The Key Processes of Musical Learning
The key processes of musical learning

The five Key Processes outline the ‘essential skills and processes which pupils need to learn in order to make progress across the subject’ (QCA 2007: 182). In the National Curriculum for Music, these are divided into two aspects: (1) performing, listening and composing; and (2) reviewing and evaluating. As outlined earlier, however, it is essential that the Key Processes in music are seen as interrelated. Connections between all aspects are evident in the way that the processes are conceived and taught. For example, the reviewing and evaluating processes support the development and refinement of students' compositions and performances; students' listening skills are developed as they perform in ensemble with others; identifying conventions and contextual ...

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