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Teaching Secondary Music

Teaching Secondary Music

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November 2011 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Jonathan Savage
The Key Concepts for Musical Teaching
Jayne Price
The Key Processes of Musical Learning
Jonathan Savage
Cross-Curricular Approaches in Music Education
Carolyn Cooke
Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills and Functional Skills
Anthony Anderson
Developing Performing Opportunities
Phil Kirkman
The Role of Music and Musicians in Society, the Music Industry and Intellectual Property Rights
David Ashworth
Using Music Technology for Musical Performance
Jayne Price
Working with a Range of Musicians
Martin Fautley
Developing Musical Leadership
Jane Humberstone
Planning for Musical Progress
Kevin Rogers
Assessment for Learning in Music
Alex Timewell
The 14-19 Curriculum in Music

'This book is a must have for the newly qualified or experienced secondary music teacher alike. It is easy to read, thought provoking and full of useful advice. The opening sentence in Chapter one sets the tone of the book. 'We believe that the study of music should be a central part of every child's education'. It explains the changes made to the National Curriculum unpicking the meaning behind the statements and exploring the Key concepts and processes. The current version of the National Curriculum is not prescriptive in content but provides a useful framework upon which to base a personalised programme of teaching and learning in music for individual school settings. As music educators we should be constantly reflecting on our practice and developing new ideas to ensure a continually vibrant and living music curriculum. This book offers a good starting point, with questions at the end of each chapter to encourage the reader to reflect on personal practice. The case studies give practical examples of how others have approached particular issues. Exploring the framework, range and content of a curriculum through to musical development and the thorny question of assessment, this is a book for planning and reviewing your own curriculum, what one plans to deliver, why and how the learning will take place'
Sarah Kekus, Chair of the National Association of Music Educators 2011

This has been added to essential reading for PGCE music and contains up to date considerations in areas that candidates find immediate and relevant.

Mr Jon Tibke
Faculty of Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
February 10, 2013

Although the excellent revision of the National Curriculum to which this book is closely tied may not be around for as long as anticipated when it was conceived, there are some useful chapters here stressing some key principles for music education which are vital reading for any would-be music teacher in training

Mr Keith Evans
Department of Secondary Education, Greenwich University
August 21, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

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