Positives: I am able to learn a lot of new ideas about teaching and how to become creative in my teaching to help my own students more effectively. It is also a great, friendly space to meet others on the same boat, sharing ideas and materials with others in the same field (networking). Moreover, there are plenty of opportunities to learn from trusted teachers outside the uni. Not only teaching itself, but there are also opportunities to improve as a performer, which is important as a music teacher.
Negatives: There is a lot of required reading materials and written assignments which must be fulfilled throughout the course. Although there are definitely useful ideas and knowledge gained from these subjects, it may be challenge for those weaker in writing or those weaker in the language. As it can be time consuming, this can hinder other more practical parts of the course, such as refining performance skills and developing new ideas to improve our own teaching.
My advice to future students is: This course great for teachers (whether already teaching or not) to learn new ideas to enhance your skills and confidence. The best part is meeting like minded people whom you can learn and share with even after your uni studies.
Sometimes tasks to be completed in some subjects may not be clear from my experience. Like with anything, never be afraid to ask questions (to teachers or other students). Everyone is willing to help, and there is help readily available at all times.
Positives: The course broadens your perspective about music teaching. It exercises your creativity to think outside of the box, as a means to develop your strategies and resources for future teaching. Lastly, it provides a wide range of subjects that could deepen your understanding in other areas of instrumental teaching/learning.
Negatives: there are no negative aspects. It all depends on whether the student is open to learn and expand their ideas.
My advice to future students is: Failure is not outcome, rather it is a decision. I would say make the most out of the learning experience. Graduation may be just a milestone on the path of learning, but in striving to reach it, one advances steadily toward the larger goal of achieving perfection as a human being. Without taking one steady step at a time, that glorious goal cannot be achieved.
Positives: Get to study music performance and teaching at the same time.
Negatives: It is a 3 semesters course. I feel that it is a bit short. If it is a 4 semester course then I will get to learn more stuffs.
My advice to future students is: As the course focuses on 2 things, so be prepared to work on both.
Positives: professors are encouraging and provide alot of support
Negatives: difficult to understand the expectations of the professors. rubrics may be difficult to understand
My advice to future students is: check each module information and see if it relates to personal learning
Really professional, qualified lecturers and professors. Relatively flexible timetable.
Relaxed, positive environment.
Not a lot of choice in electives for first years.
My advice to future students is: The first week will come as a shock. Do your assignments early and try to come to most classes and lectures.
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