08:702:570 Introduction to Graduate Studies

A course designed to stimulate an interest in systematic inquiry in music education, students will be challenged to critically think about how they approach the ideas of teaching and learning as they become familiar with each of the major peer-reviewed journals in the field of music education. Through research and class discussion, students will learn to locate and analyze research articles related to particular topics of interest within music education and reflect their findings following APA writing style guidelines. Lastly, a major focus of the course is on the transfer of knowledge from one concept to another including areas such as curriculum development, assessment, sequencing instruction, and feedback.