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.

Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills and Functional Skills

Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills and Functional Skills
Personal, learning and thinking skills and functional skills

The National Curriculum's aims are to ‘enable all young people to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens' (QCDA 2007b). These aims are achieved through a combination of learning in individual subjects and, as we have outlined in the last chapter, engaging students in cross-curricular learning. The National Curriculum acknowledges that students also need to develop a range of transferable learning skills. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS), alongside Functional Skills, provide the framework for planning, teaching and making students' aware of these transferable skills within individual subjects, as well as within whole-school contexts.

It is generally considered that music teaching develops more than just musical understanding and musicianship. This ...

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