The Effects Of Music Education On The Social And Cognitive Development Of Students

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Music encourages the intellectual, creative and emotional development of all learners through an art form, which holds significance in everyday life (Queensland Studies Authority, 2013). I strongly believe that music education plays a vital role in the social and cognitive development of students. Furthermore, the skills acquired in music are cross-disciplinary, relevant and engage all learners. The following report will discuss the Australian curriculum and discover how curriculum, pedagogy and assessment are interrelated. To achieve this, three pedagogies, which I feel are applicable to my teaching area and philosophy will be examined.

Curriculum in the Australian Context There are many different definitions of the term curriculum and what it means in regards to teaching and learning (Churchill et al., 2016). The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent government authority responsible for the development of high quality education and national standardisation (NAP, 2013). It was established along with the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA) to ensure equality and improved learning across all states and territories. Prior to 2008, education was completely controlled by the state government, which resulted in very diverse curricula. ACARA focuses on collaborating with federal ministers, as well as representatives from state, independent and Catholic school boards to develop a…

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