Music Pedagogy Program Overview
The Institute offers four micro programs via professional training in stackable intensive short courses meaning learning can be customized in a single program or across several and each micro program uses a well-recognized musical education approach. Certification is achieved by completing units in one or more micro programs.
The four micro programs offered are:
- OrKidstra Teaching Artistry
- Music for Students with Special Needs
- Music and Movement (Dalcroze Eurythmics pedagogy)
- Teaching Instrumental Music to Young Children (Suzuki method)
Micro program courses offered by the Institute are designed as:
- Micro-modules: One 12-hour intensive workshop (1 unit)
- Full modules: Three 12-hour intensive workshops (3 units)
- Practicum: 90 hours of supervised experience in the workplace over four or eight months (3 units)
The five micro programs consist of practical workshops on a variety of selected topics, whose subtitles vary according to the focus of the workshop offered. The workshops, delivered as course modules, will generally have a duration of one weekend (12 contact hours for a micro-module) or three weekends (36 contact hours for a full module). The length of the workshop will be based on the complexity of the proposed outcome, with a micro-module being worth one unit and a full module, three units.
The learning outcomes for the workshops include the following:
- Learning and applying practical skills related to music education; and
- Keeping up-to-date with new theories, skills and applications in music education.
Specific learning outcomes for workshops will vary according to topics and be further developed in each outline.
Normally offered during a condensed weekend, the workshops may also be offered over longer periods (for example 2½ hours per day for one week). There may be a delay between the end of the course and the delivery of a final assignment or project, depending on the evaluation methods adopted for the workshop concerned.