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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUE6428

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Required for MA in Mus Ed. To GC Approved. To SCNS. Nmbr 6424 apprvd as 6428 eff 7/1/16


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5209 2015-04-07
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Music FA 240200
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Victor Fung 42311 fung@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MUE 6428 Learner-Centered Approaches in Music Education I

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Learner_Centered Music Ed
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    L - Blended (1-99% online) 80

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course is the introductory experience for the Master of Arts in Music Education degree program at the University of South Florida.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course will fulfill a requirement in MA in Music Education degree program.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    A PhD in music education is required in order to teach this class.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    • To help students think more deeply about the importance of music and the arts.

    • To help students express their thoughts about No. 1 clearly.

    • To help students understand the issues, problems, needs and potentials of the field of music education.

    • To help students become familiar with recent research concerning informal and student centered learning practices in music.

    • To help students discover aspects of informal and student centered learning that can be incorporated into music classrooms.

    • To help students think about the relationship between participatory and presentational music making, with a focus on how thinking of participatory experiences opens up new ways of thinking about school music education.

    • To help students think about how the area of recording arts is a new pathway for growth in music education curricular offerings.

    • To help students understand the harmonic structures of popular musics

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • explain and discuss the importance of informal and student centered pedagogical practices in contemporary music education practice

    • teach classes using informal and student centered pedagogical practices

    • explain and discuss the importance of participatory pedagogical practices in contemporary music education practice

    • teach classes with a participatory music making focus

    • explain and discuss the importance of adding recording arts practices to contemporary music education practice

    • teach classes with a recording arts music making focus

    C. Major Topics

    Informal learning, student centered pedagogy, participatory pedagogical practices, recording arts, harmonic structures of popular musics, music education advocacy

    D. Textbooks

    Lucy Green (2008). Music, informal learning and the school: A new classroom pedagogy. Aldershot: Ashgate.

    William Moylan; Understanding and crafting the mix: The art of recording. 2007, Focal Press, ISBN: 978-0-240-80755-3

    Thomas Turino; Music as Social Life: The politics of participation. 2008, University of Chicago Press, ISBN: 978-0226816982

    Other reading materials will be supplied in Canvas or by external links.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Various readings from class textbooks.

    No other purchases required.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    SECTION ONE

    Grading Breakdown

    discussion boards 60%

    module quizzes 40%

    Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments will form the basis for the class. Plan to spend time with each assignment and take good notes on your reading.

    Discussion Boards: A discussion forum each week (Monday-Sunday, most weeks) will requireba minimum of five postings from each student. Postings can be any combination of original thoughts and/or responses to other student postings. No more than two postings per day will count towards the required five postings. NOTE: Missed postings cannot be made up.

    Module Quizzes: Each week’s assignments will end with a quiz of the reading material for that week and the class discussions.

    SECTION TWO

    Grading Breakdown:

    Discussion Boards 25

    Performances 25

    Recordings 25

    Mid-Term Exam 12.5

    Final Exam 12.5

    Discussion Boards

    There will be discussion boards for each class session. You will be required to contribute to the discussion board before the start of the next class session. You will need to complete an initial post, as well as two responses to other course members posts. All responses must be at least

    50 words.

    Performances

    You will be assessed on the performances that you give in class. You will rate the contribution of each other member to your group on their contribution to the creativity and craftsmanship of your performance. Performances account for 29% of your grade. The instructor will provide details on what specific activities are required for each performance. Your performances should incorporate the various techniques and strategies learned in this class.

    Recordings

    You will be assessed on the recordings that you produce in class. You will rate the contribution of each other member of your group on their contribution to the creativity and craftsmanship of your recordings. Each recording must contain album artwork and a case. Each group must provide a CD for each other class member. Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in a lower grade for the project. Your recordings

    should demonstrate the various techniques and strategies learned in this class.

    Mid-Term Exam

    A mid-term examination based on all whole-group course readings and my lectures, will be give. Questions will be drawn partly from the questions that you write for class each day, and partly from questions that I create myself.

    Final Exam

    Similarly, a final examination based on all whole-group course readings and my lectures will be given. Questions will be derived in a similar fashion to the mid-term examination, and will be based on material from the second half of the live class.

    Attendance and Participation:

    Every course member is expected to be invested in the course work each day, as learning in the class is enhanced by the work of each other member. Student work must be turned in on time. Grades on individual assignments and projects will be reduced by a half grade every day

    that they are late.

    SECTION THREE

    Grading Breakdown

    discussion board 40%

    final paper 60%

    Reading Assignment:

    Connecting The Stars Essays: Chapters 1 and 2

    Discussion Board:

    final paper - Informal Learning in My Classroom

    OVERALL GRADING

    Section 1 Final Grade 40%

    Section 2 Final Grade 40%

    Section 3 Final Grade 20%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    SECTION ONE

    Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments will form the basis for the class. Plan to spend time with each assignment and take good notes on your reading.

    Discussion Boards: A discussion forum each week (Monday-Sunday, most weeks) will requireba minimum of five postings from each student. Postings can be any combination of original thoughts and/or responses to other student postings. No more than two postings per day will count towards the required five postings. NOTE: Missed postings cannot be made up.

    Module Quizzes: Each week’s assignments will end with a quiz of the reading material for that week and the class discussions.

    SECTION TWO

    Discussion Boards

    There will be discussion boards for each class session. You will be required to contribute to the discussion board before the start of the next class session. You will need to complete an initial post, as well as two responses to other course members posts. All responses must be at least

    50 words.

    Performances

    You will be assessed on the performances that you give in class. You will rate the contribution of each other member to your group on their contribution to the creativity and craftsmanship of your performance. Performances account for 29% of your grade. The instructor will provide details on what specific activities are required for each performance. Your performances should incorporate the various techniques and strategies learned in this class.

    Recordings

    You will be assessed on the recordings that you produce in class. You will rate the contribution of each other member of your group on their contribution to the creativity and craftsmanship of your recordings. Each recording must contain album artwork and a case. Each group must provide a CD for each other class member. Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in a lower grade for the project. Your recordings

    should demonstrate the various techniques and strategies learned in this class.

    Mid-Term Exam

    A mid-term examination based on all whole-group course readings and my lectures, will be give. Questions will be drawn partly from the questions that you write for class each day, and partly from questions that I create myself.

    Final Exam

    Similarly, a final examination based on all whole-group course readings and my lectures will be given. Questions will be derived in a similar fashion to the mid-term examination, and will be based on material from the second half of the live class.

    Attendance and Participation:

    Every course member is expected to be invested in the course work each day, as learning in the class is enhanced by the work of each other member. Student work must be turned in on time. Grades on individual assignments and projects will be reduced by a half grade every day

    that they are late.

    SECTION THREE

    Reading Assignment:

    Connecting The Stars Essays: Chapters 1 and 2

    Discussion Board:

    final paper - Informal Learning in My Classroom

    OVERALL GRADING

    Section 1 Final Grade 40%

    Section 2 Final Grade 40%

    Section 3 Final Grade 20%

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Grades on individual assignments and projects will be reduced for work turned in late.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MA in Music Education


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None.



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