Preparatory Course Traineeship Advanced (Aljosja Buijs)

Module code
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Community, Education
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
Total contact hours
Four one-hour lesson plus 1 day internship
Study load
16 hours

Form / content / level

The student has completed Preparatory Course Traineeship.
See Competencies Matrix.
Developing skills that help the students improve their didactic abilities as teachers. Additionally, he is able to look beyond his personal specialization and complete cross- over assignments convincingly (content number 1 and 3).
Relation to other modules
The contents of this module follow where the module Education left off.
This module is related the compulsory education module Methodology.
First the traineeship supervisor will divide the group.
There are three traineeship options:
1. A traineeship during the working days for the preparatory course: 2 days in March 2. A traineeship at the band coaching of the internal preparatory course: 1 hour lesson a week, 5 successive lessons.
3. A traineeship at the ensemble of the external preparatory course Nijmegen: 1 workshop (4 hours).

Designing a traineeship plan in concordance with the host teacher that describes the learning aims and activities of the traineeship.
 Preparing, teaching and evaluating the lessons (or other education activities).

Prior to starting the traineeship, the student attends three study meetings where the contents are explained. After the traineeship there is an evaluation lesson.
Mode(s) of instruction
Lectures, practical assignments, coaching sessions.
Material & Tools
All the necessary materials can be found on the ELO (electronic learning environment) under Education Modules.
Student activity

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Practical and written assignments.
Successful completion of all practical assignments.
The student has prepared his lessons in an adequate and timely fashion and has demonstrated his sense of responsibility.
The student has displayed a constructive attitude during the coaching sessions, has taken advice to heart and has shown himself open to criticism.
The student has demonstrated a capacity for self-criticism.

Pass requirements
The student has successfully completed the module with a minimum attendance of 80% and a sufficient for the in-class exercise, preparation of the internship and the internship itself.
Examination procedure
The teacher judges the in-class exercise and internship
The result can be: sufficient or not sufficient.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

Students develop a practical approach to developing their didactic abilities while teaching at an advanced level.
This module is intended to teach students how to work with and instruct groups. Students will learn to work with group dynamics, and will be introduced to several approaches that help them frame their lessons to focus on the lessons aims. Using ensemble playing education as a case in point, specific lesson elements will be addressed, e.g., lesson aims, writing arrangements, mixing instruments from the classical and jazz & pop domain, ensemble playing, band leading and case studies.