Module code
Curricular domain
Community, Education
Group size
Max. 20 students
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One 75-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
38 hours
Study load
46 hours

Form / content / level

Admitted to the propaedeutic year.
See Competencies Matrix.
Students acquire the following skills and knowledge:
General awareness of the contours of the teaching profession.
Familiarity with various learning and teaching styles and ability to apply theoretical knowledge.
Awareness of the pros and cons of individual versus group lessons and choosing the appropriate mode(s) of teaching.
Creating lesson plans based on knowledge of the various modes of teaching/learning.
Experience in working with groups.
Basic skills required for working with heterogeneous bands/ensembles.
Ability to critique the contents and quality of a method.
Insight into the design and application of a curriculum.
Insight into their own pedagogical talents, interests and ambitions allows students to making reasoned study choices.
Demonstrating their views on education and their own role in the educational process.
Applying all the different learning aims listed above in actual educational settings.
Describing didactic situations (lessons, workshops, coaching sessions) and to assess them critically.
Describing the complete spectrum of a music teacher's responsibilities.
Use their experience to choose a style of communication, the extent and means of giving feedback, and teaching/learning activities.
Relation to other modules
This module provides an introduction to Methodology as well as elective education modules.
Lessons based on the topics listed under Aims, as well as assignments based on the materials discussed, complemented by lectures and workshops about various professional domains.
Mode(s) of instruction
Classes, labs, individual assignments, group assignments, presentations, lectures and workshops.
Material & Tools
All of the required material is available on the ELO (electronic learning environment) under Education Modules.
Student activity
Completing assignments, presentation, exchanging feedback.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
In-class exercises and presentations and written assignments.
The completed assignments demonstrate that students have sufficiently mastered the different elements and are able to discuss them adequately.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if all assignments are completed and graded "satisfactory", with a minimum class attendance of 80%.
Examination procedure
Completed assignments must be handed in for evaluation via e-mail, while presentations are given in class. Assignments are assessed by the teacher.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan. The resit comprises the assignments which the student has not yet satisfactorily completed.

Module summary

This module is intended to provide students with a general knowledge of the different aspects of teaching. Students begin with an exploration of the educational field, discussing questions such as: Where does music education occur? What does the profession entail? Where can music teachers find employment and what activities and skills are required? Subsequently a number of subjects will be discussed, including but not limited to: learning styles, group lessons, ensemble playing, didactic models and method analysis. The module culminates in a final group assignment focused on all subjects that have been discussed.