1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Teaching Music in the Secondary School

Edited By

Chris Philpott

ISBN 9780415482585
Published June 4, 2009 by Routledge
120 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

A Practical Guide to Teaching Music in the Secondary School provides valuable support, guidance and creative ideas for student teachers, mentors and practising teachers who want to develop their music teaching. Written to accompany the successful textbook Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School, it will help you understand important current developments and explore new possibilities for teaching and learning.

Focusing on teaching music musically, the book explores musical learning through placing pupils at the centre of a musical experience. Considering the revised KS3 curriculum and the 14--19 agenda in music, it also seeks to broaden the perspectives of music teachers through engaging with collaborative practice, transitions and cross-curricular work. Key issues explored include:

  • personalising musical learning
  • teaching creatively and promoting creativity
  • approaches to using ICT in the classroom
  • musical collaboration with other adults
  • assessment for learning in music
  • making connections with other subjects.

Using practical examples and tasks, this book will help you critically examine the way in which children learn music. It is an invaluable resource for those involved in teaching music who are seeking to develop their practical and theoretical understanding.

Table of Contents

Contributors  Series editors’ preface  Introduction  Julie Evans and Chris Philpott Part 1 Musical learning  1. Personalising learning in music education  Chris Philpott  2. Musical teaching and learning in 14-19 education Keith Evans  Part 2 Developing musical pedagogy  3. Cultural understanding  John Finney  4. Teaching and learning for critical thinking and understanding Gary Spruce  5. Teaching creatively Ian Shirley  6. The integration of ICT in the music classroom Duncan Mackrill  7. Assessment for learning in music Martin Fautley  Part 3 Broadening your perspectives  8. Continuing pupils’ experience of singing and instrumental learning from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Julie Evans  9. Musical collaborations with other adults Katherine Zeserson  10. The integration of music with other subject disciplines, particularly other art forms Jonathan Barnes  Bibliography  Index

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Julie Evans is Senior Lecturer in Music Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has been a music teacher and head of music in five secondary schools as well as an instrumental teacher of violin and piano.

Chris Philpott is Head of the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Greenwich and has been responsible for Secondary PGCE music programmes in two universities.