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Teaching Music in Higher Education

Colleen M Conway and Thomas M Hodgman

Publication Date - December 2008

ISBN: 9780195369359

256 pages
Paperback
6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $39.95

Teaching Music in Higher Education is the only book designed specifically to help graduate students in music teach undergraduates (both music- and non-music majors).

Description

Graduate students already know what to teach when they begin teaching undergraduates, but often find they lack the knowledge of how to teach it. Teaching Music in Higher Education is the only book designed specifically to help graduate students in music teach undergraduates (both music- and non-music majors). Covering all aspects of the process--from the first class taught through obtaining tenure and promotion--this book effectively answers a host of questions that beginning instructors are likely to have. The authors emphasize innovation and learner-centered pedagogy, stressing a teaching style tailored to meet individual student needs. Beginning music instructors learn how to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students' abilities; create an environment for learning; help students become autonomous self-regulated learners; and reflect upon and evaluate their own teaching. This book shows graduate students how to accomplish all of these goals and more.

Features
*Materials for organizing a course, including a course preparation guide with sample syllabi, an outline of a typical course sequence for a music major, sample performance assessment tools, and sample forms for student midterms and final evaluations
*Vignettes written by undergraduate music majors and reflections from successful music faculty
*Advice for the job search and professional development
*A sample Faculty Activities Report for music professors and a sample tenure and promotion materials packet
*National Association of School of Music (NASM) requirements and teacher education requirements for music education majors
*Suggestions for further reading at the end of each topic

About the Author(s)

Colleen M. Conway is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Michigan. She edited Great Beginnings for Music Teachers: Mentoring and Supporting New Teachers (2003) and coauthored the Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher (2006).
Thomas M. Hodgman is Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Adrian College. He coauthored the Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher (2006).

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part One: Course Planning and Preparation
    Chapter 1: Designing an Undergraduate Music Course
    Introduction
    Checklist for Getting to Know the School
    Avoiding the "Transmission Model"
    Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
    Course Goals and Descriptions
    Choosing a Text
    Course Calendar
    Curriculum Design Issues
    Policy Stakeholders
    Sample Music Degree Outlines
    Curricular Tensions and Innovations
    Checklist for Course Decisions
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Chapter 2: Assessment and Grading in Music Courses
    Assessment vs. Grading
    Music Aptitude and Achievement
    Managing Assessment
    Methods of Assessment
    Student Generated Rubrics
    Sample Performance Rubrics
    Assessment in the Learner-Centered Classrooom
    Authentic Assessment
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Chapter 3: Understanding the Learners
    Student Intellectual Growth
    Learning Styles
    Motivation
    Gender
    Cultural Diversity
    Individual Learning Needs
    Musical Growth and the Changing Learner
    Suggested Teaching Strategies for Underclassmen
    The Freshman Music Major
    The Sophomore Music Major
    Suggested Teaching Strategies for Upperclassmen
    The Junior Music Major
    The Senior Music Major
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Chapter 4: Sample Syllabi for Music Courses
    General Criteria for Syllabi
    Applied Music
    Music Theory
    Aural Skills
    Music History
    Survey of Music for non-majors
    Brass Techniques
    Woodwind Techniques
    Percussion Techniques
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Further Reading for Course Planning and Preparation
    Part Two: Teaching and Learning
    Chapter 5: Creating a Culture for Learning
    Teaching Personality
    Reflection on Teaching
    Power and Control
    Identity as a College Professor
    First Class Meeting/Checklist
    Weekly Class Preparation
    Interaction with Readings and Materials
    Student Assignments
    Communication
    Attendance
    Difficult Students
    Cheating and Plagiarism
    Issues of Fairness
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Chapter 6: Instructional Strategies for Academic Courses
    Lecture Format
    Setting the Room for Lecture
    Planning a Lecture/Checklist
    Delivering a Lecture
    Materials for a Lecture
    Assessment of Lecture Material
    Advantages and Disadvantages
    Discussion Format
    Setting the Room for a Discussion
    Planning a Discussion
    Leading a Discussion
    Materials for a Discussion
    Assessment of Discussion Material
    Advantages and Disadvantages
    Asking Questions
    Getting Students to Read
    Helping Students to Write
    Substantive vs Reflective Writing
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Chapter 7: Strategies for Active Learning in Music Classrooms
    Cooperative Learning
    Room Setup and Forming Groups
    Planning for Cooperative Learning
    Leading Cooperative Learning Activities
    Assessment of Learning in the Collaborative Classroom
    Advantages and Disadvantages
    Collaborative Learning
    Room Setup and Forming Groups
    Planning for Collaborative Learning
    Planning in Collaborative Learning Activities
    Materials for Collaborative Learning
    Advantages and Disadvantages
    Case-Based Teaching
    Case-Based Teaching Checklist
    Games and Simulations
    Unifying Principles and Teaching Larger Classes
    Create a Natural Critical Learning Environment
    Get Their Attention and Keep It
    Start with Students Rather than the Discipline
    Seek Committment
    Help Students Learn Outside of Class
    Engage Students in Disciplinary Thinking
    Create Diverse Learning Experiences
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Chapter 8: Teaching Applied Music
    Settings and Characteristics of Successful Applied Teachers
    The One-on-One Interaction
    Maintaining a Healthy Culture in the Studio
    Studio Class Instruction
    Logistics of Applied Music Teaching
    Jury Questions Checklist
    Grading
    Research on Applied Music
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Chapter 9: Toys or Tools?: Instructional Technology (by Mark Clague, University of Michigan)
    Online Listening Blogs: An Introductory Case Study
    Lessons from Listening Blogs
    Aligning Technology with Goals in Course Design
    Knowledge Acquisition - Presentation and Course Management Tools
    Synthesis: Using Technology to Inspire and Show Original Student Work
    Living Music
    The Promise and Perils of Learning Technology
    Technological Literacy
    Creativity in the Classroom: Learning Technology as a Catalyst
    Bibliography/Further Reading
    Web Resources
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Further Reading for Issues in Teaching and Learning
    Part Three: Growth in Teaching Practice and a Future in Higher Education
    Chapter 10: The Job Search in Higher Education
    Finding the Jobs
    Understanding the Posting
    Cover Letters
    Resume and Curriculum Vitae
    Letters of Recommendation
    Communication with Institutions
    Phone Interviews
    Interviewing for a Job
    Teaching at the Interview
    Performance or Research Presentation
    Hiring and Negotiation Process
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Chapter 11: Feedback from Students and Reflection on Teaching
    Reflection in College Teaching
    Teaching Journals
    Forms for Reflection
    Videotape
    Peer Observation
    Form for Observation
    Student Feedback
    Course Evaluations
    Teaching Questionnaire Development Form
    Applying Student Suggestions
    Strategies for Critical Reflection
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Chapter 12: Navigating a Career in Higher Education
    Sample Tenure and Promotion Policy Document
    Teaching Evaluation
    Research or Scholarship
    Applied Faculty Criteria
    Academic Faculty Criteria
    College Service
    Securing Reviewers
    Level of Documentation
    Sample Faculty Activities Report Form
    Institutional Support
    Challenges to Good Teaching
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Chapter 13: Professional Development & Improvement of Teaching
    Faculty Resources
    The Study of Teaching
    What to Study
    Data and Analysis
    Dissemination in Music
    Why Teach?
    Why Teach Music?
    Questions for Discussion and Suggested Activities
    Further Reading for Growth and a Future in Higher Education
    References
    Index