Please note that the course lecturer will not be handling course money or book money. Invoices and receipts are emailed from the office. There is a ‘no refund’ policy after the course commencement. Please note that books may not be given to participants until payment has been made. See Course Payment Policy HERE.
A course book will be distributed at your first session and other material as required throughout the course.
You will need some way to organise your handouts:
- One marbig 3 or 5 subject spiral bound book with pockets for handouts
- 2 large A4 folders with dividers (purchase after first session)
- manuscript pad.
Enrolling in a Teacher Training Course is a big commitment on your part to improve your skills and to go “the extra mile” to learn a great deal more than is provided in much of the undergraduate teacher training in Australia. KMEIA understands this and will do our best to ensure that your course is rigorous, challenging and worthwhile. Course sessions will introduce you to new planning methods, repertoire, skills and concepts. The success you experience in these areas hinges on your willingness to put time aside outside scheduled classes to:
- practise musicianship skills
- revise course material
- complete written homework tasks
- memorise new repertoire
- practice teaching your practicums (teaching segments)
- reflect critically on your progress and set goals
The time needed to do this will vary for each person. Most participants find they need to spend an additional 2 – 3 hours per week on the tasks outlined above. Moreover, regular work for short periods of time is usually more effective than long concentrated bursts.
Assessment and Attendance:
Passing the course is not automatic, but is based on successfully completing all the course requirements. These will be outlined in the first session and throughout the course. You will receive ongoing assessment and feedback from your lecturer throughout the course. In addition you will need to complete several formal pieces of assessment which include regular teaching segments (practicums), an examination and written homework tasks.
Students must attend all contact hours and pass all assessment in order to gain credit for an AKC course. In the case of illness and extraordinary circumstances, students may apply for special consideration and extension at the discretion of the course provider.
Awards and Accreditation:
Participants who successfully complete all course requirements will receive a certificate from the Victorian branch of KMEIA. Additionally, this course is accredited through the KMEIA National Council and fulfils the requirements of the National Syllabus for the following units:
- Secondary Pedagogy – Level 1 (15 hours)
- Secondary Practicum – Level 1 (5 Hours)
- Materials – Level 1 (5 hours)
The Australian Kodály Certificate of Music Education requires 180 hours of post graduate study in various prescribed units. Participants who successfully complete this course may count their work in the units above as credit towards this award. More details about the national syllabus and Kodály teaching in general can be found on our website: www.kodaly.org.au