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Course Overview

This course will introduce students to learning and teaching in music education contexts.  Students will begin to develop a range of practical musical skills essential for teaching in the secondary school classroom.  A range of issues common to all students as developing education professionals will be reflected upon.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Pauline Black

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MU1551 Performance 2 (Passed)
  • MU1051 Performance Studies 1 (Passed)
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Education)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

​This course will begin to develop knowledge and understanding of how children and young people learn. Students will begin to develop capacities and practice skills that enable them to prepare, plan, and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of learners. A period of time will be spent in a secondary school, studying the learning community.​ 

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • Education essay (100%)
  • Resubmission of the education essay. (100%)

Formative Assessment

School report.


Formative feedback will be ongoing throughout the field experience and self-reflection and collaborative peer discussion will be encouraged throughout the course. Summative feedback from the essay will be timely in order to ensure that students have the opportunity to use this in order to think about​ next steps in their development.

Course Learning Outcomes


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