Psychological Perspectives on Music Education - EDST2092

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 24 units of credit at Level 1

Excluded: GENT0508, MUSC3102

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Education

This course introduces students to music and music learning from a cognitive psychology perspective. Topics covered include the perception and production of music, theories and hypotheses about the relationship between music and general intelligence, the development of musical abilities across the lifespan, and the nature and acquisition of musical skills. All of these factors come together to impact on students' motivation to sustain music learning activities inside and outside the music classroom. Students will reflect critically on various conceptions of musical ability and how various theories of motivation may be applied to create engaging and effective music learning programs inside and outside of schools.
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