This course offers an intensive study of behavioral teaching techniques in music education. A central consideration is the development and cultivation of effective behavior management practices in the music classroom and rehearsal settings.
Students will show evidence of critical thinking concerning the teaching of music by demonstrating the ability to logically analyze, criticize, and/or choose informed alternatives as applied to student behavior.
By completing various learning activities and projects, students will develop specific techniques related to communication of musical and non-musical ideas and the organization of time and materials for the purpose of better facilitating musical learning experiences.
Students will cultivate an understanding of human musical behaviors through assigned readings, analysis and review of relevant research, and group discussion.