Study plan - Music foundation course 60 ECTS Credits

Autumn 2017

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

The student

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has basic educational knowledge, academic knowledge of their own subject areas and extensive didactic knowledge in the subjects included in the education.

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has knowledge of the development of the school as an organisation and the subjects as school, culture and research subjects

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has knowledge of the legal basis, including the school's purpose, value basis, curricula and the rights and duties of the pupils and school

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has broad knowledge of class and group learning, learning environments and development of good relationships with and between pupils

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has broad knowledge of working methods, learning strategies, learning resources and different learning arena and of the context between goals, content, working methods, framework conditions and evaluations

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has knowledge of children and adolescents' childhood environment and child and youth culture, life cycle development and identity work

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has knowledge of children and adolescents in difficult situations and their rights in a national and international perspective

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is familiar with national and international research and development work and artistic development work relevant to the teaching profession and the practical and aesthetic subjects and is able to update their knowledge within the subject area. 

Skills

The student

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is able, based on the governing document and research and evidence-based knowledge, to plan, implement and reflect upon teaching, independently and in collaboration with others

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is able to identify and work systematically on basic skills

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is able to use different expressions, forms and techniques in performance and creative activities, reflect upon their own professional performance and adjust this with supervision

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is able to facilitate expression, experience and recognition and guide and collaborate with colleagues to strengthen the practical and aesthetic dimensions of all subjects and in the school as a whole

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is able to motivate and guide pupils and adapt teaching according to pupils' abilities and aptitudes, interests and social and cultural background

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is able to evaluate pupils' learning and development in relation to the goals of the teaching, provide feedback to promote learning and contribute to helping pupils evaluate their own learning

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is able to find, assess, use and reference relevant research and development work, artistic development work and other relevant academic material and present it in a way that highlights an issue 

 

General competence

The candidate:

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has an insight into relevant academic and professional ethical issues and is able to contribute to a professional community and the development of the school

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has a mastery of spoken and written Norwegian and is able to use the language in a qualified manner in a professional context

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is able to inspire and facilitate entrepreneurship and innovation and involve local work, society and cultural life in the education

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is able to contribute to a positive collaboration between school and home and, together with parents and professional bodies, identify pupils' needs and implement necessary actions

Content

A year programme in Music could be the start of further studies in the subject, a "taste" of teaching education or further education.

Are you interested in music and want to develop as a musician and music teacher? Here you will be given the opportunity! In the Music year programme we emphasise holistic teaching and put your musical development in the context of you as a listener, composer and show how to communicate music in a positive manner.

 

  • You will receive a basic introduction to key disciplines of music
  • You will receive individual education in a main instrument of your choosing
  • You will receive access to a studio, excellent practice facilities and equipment between the hours of 07:00 and 24:00 every day
  • You will be supervised by committed teachers who want you to meet your full potential (and who will set out requirements for you)
  • You will be part of cross-disciplinary projects and concert projects
  • You will develop further by learning to teach
  • You will have a subject that is used in the fourth year of primary school teacher training
  • You will study at one of the world's most appealing campuses
  • Field trips in autumn and spring

You will learn to facilitate music activities for children and will gain insight into many different musical genres. You will also receive training in a main instrument.

We work and practice both individually and in groups in an exceptionally well-equipped building situated at the centre of the campus and near halls of residence. Lectures, seminars and group excursions are also key.

Part of the education is organised as projects and interdisciplinary topics. You will have the opportunity to play an active part in shows and concerts in the university college environment and in the music scene whilst also having the chance to go on field trips to places of musical interest. Our premises are situated in a relatively new building and include practice rooms, concert hall, studio and computer room.

The study includes didactics targeted at primary school and lower secondary school.

 

As a student in the music year programme you receive an education in a broad range of music disciplines such as main instrument, interplay, secondary instrument, didactics, music history, composition, arrangement, music theory and choir. Students will learn to facilitate music activities for children and will gain insight into many different musical genres. As a student you will play an active part in shows and concerts in the university college environment and in the music scene whilst also having the chance to go on field trips to places of musical interest.