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MGUMU301 Music 2, module 1 - Musical encounters in and outside the classroom

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

Contents and structure

Music 2 subject 1 is open to exchange students

Cultural and musical community, learning and different kinds of cooperation in formal and informal venues will be central issues in this subject. The students will develop musical and didactical skills by working with singing, playing, directing, and practical and theoretical aspects of teaching music in school.

Learning Outcome


At the end of the module the student has obtained knowledge of:

  • children's musical culture, media and technology, and the relationship between formal and informal learning in music
  • manifold and including communities for musical learning and how this knowledge is applied in school
  • the relationship between music and pupils' emotional and social competences, and between music and early learning in school


At the end of the module the student can:

  • develop his musical and didactical skills through working with singing, playing, musical directing and arranging/composing
  • plan, lead, carry out and assess music teaching programs, and assess the work of individual pupils and groups of pupils
  • discuss the impact of informal musical learning venues on the training of music and dance in school
  • plan, carry out and assess comprehensive music training, and discuss how cooperation with external parts may strengthen musical learning
  • prepare assessment of pupils based on subject knowledge and research knowledge about assessment, and communicate the foundation of the assessment to others

Entry requirements

30 ects in music or music education

Teaching methods

Lectures, practical work in smaller groups and full class, group work and literature studies. Observation of and reflection upon musical practices in and outside of school.

Compulsory learning activities

Obligatory work

  • Attendance in teaching.
  • One practical and one written assignment. One of the assignments will adress vocational digital proficiency.


Practical examination.

Mark scale: A-F

Examination support material

Musical instruments and equipment

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