Teaching Music in Higher Education (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190945305

Colleen M. Conway
328 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Mar 2020
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With five newly written chapters and sizable additions to nine original chapters, this second edition of Teaching Music in Higher Education provides a welcome update to author Colleen M. Conway's essential guide. In the book's new chapters, Conway offers insights beyond music and cognition including gender identity, sexual identity, and issues of cultural diversity not addressed in the first edition. Conway also covers technology in instructional settings and includes new references and updated student vignettes.

Designed for faculty and graduate assistants working with undergraduate music majors as well as non-majors in colleges and universities, the book is designed to fit within a typical 15-week semester. The book's three sections address concerns about undergraduate curricula that meet National Association of School of Music requirements as well as teacher education requirements for music education majors in most states. Part I includes chapters on assessment and grading in music courses; understanding students' cognitive, musical, and identity growth; and syllabus design. Part II focuses on creating a culture for learning; instructional strategies to facilitate active learning; and applied studio teaching. Part III addresses growth in teaching practices for the college music professor and focuses on the job search in higher education, feedback from students, and navigating a career in higher education. The book features highly useful templates including a departmental assessment report, forms for student midterm and final evaluation, a Faculty Activities Report for music professors, and a tenure and promotion materials packet. Each of the three sections of the book makes reference to relevant research from the higher education or learning sciences literature as well as suggestions for further reading in the various topic areas.



About the Second Edition


Part One: Course Planning and Preparation

Chapter One: Designing an Undergraduate Music Course

Chapter Two: Assessment

Chapter Three: Understanding the Learners - Intellectual Growth

Chapter Four: Understanding the Learners - Musical Growth

Chapter Five: Understanding the Learners - Identities in Inclusive Classrooms

Chapter Six: The Syllabus

Part Two: Teaching and Learning

Chapter Seven: Creating a Culture for Learning

Chapter Eight: Instructional Strategies for Academic Courses

Chapter Nine: Strategies for Active Learning in Music Classrooms

Chapter Ten: Teaching Applied Music - Applied Lessons

Chapter Eleven: Teaching Applied Music - Recruiting, Studio Culture, Studio Classes and Events

Part Three: Growth in Teaching Practice and a Future in Higher Education

Chapter Twelve: The Job Search in Higher Education

Chapter Thirteen: Reflection and Improvement of Teaching

Chapter Fourteen: Navigating a Career in Higher Education

About the author: 

Colleen M. Conway is Professor of Music Education and Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in horn performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music and a doctorate in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of Arts Education Policy Review and on the review board of the Journal of Research in Music Education.

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