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.
Developing Performing Opportunities
Having outlined the key curriculum frameworks that underpin the music curriculum in the first section of this book, we now turn our attention to the Range and Content and the Curriculum Opportunities sections of the National Curriculum. These aspects outline the breadth of musical experiences we should draw on and the opportunities we should provide to enhance students' learning and engagement with the Key Concepts and Key Processes.
As we have emphasised throughout this book, music education is for everyone, offering something unique to students from all backgrounds and cultures. It is a powerful medium for developing creativity and expression. It enables students of all abilities to achieve and to build confidence and self-esteem. These are the kinds of statements that ...