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Degree programme objectives

Studies in this field present musical education as a discipline that tries to mediate the values of the Czech and world classical music in today's mass culture and thus continues in the tradition of the Czech cantors. The profile of a graduate is a universally musically educated and socially useful personality. It emphasizes acquiring both theoretical and practical skills. The study represents its field as a discipline that can maximally use the latest information technologies. The study is generally focused on creating professional, pedagogical, psychological, communicational and other personal competences as an initial stage to the follow-up Master’s study Teacher of Music Education for Secondary Schools. Knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired during the studies are the basis of the ability to practice the profession of teaching assistant for music teachers and educational and auxiliary educational work. The acquired competencies give also a full qualification for the work of an instructor in free-time centres.

Through studying for the Bachelor’s degree graduates gain the necessary competences that allow them to critically apply the use of their pedagogical and psychological knowledge in practice as a teaching assistant or other educational worker (e.g. free-time instructor in youth centres or after-school clubs, in various civic associations engaged in pedagogical activities) in an appropriate manner.

The degree develops students’ analytical and comparative skills, which enable them to understand the diverse pedagogical reality and to use subject-specific, pedagogical, and psychological publications in their work for planning, implementing and reflecting on educational activities. They develop communication skills important for communication and collaboration with pupils/clients, colleagues in the workplace, with parents of pupils/clients and with practitioners. An important benefit of the degree is the development of self-reflective skills that provide space for the development of attitudes towards one another, to educated individuals and to the profession: perception of the responsibility of the teaching profession, the acceptance of the moral obligations of a helping profession and its ethics.

The studies emphasise the principle of interdisciplinarity (interconnection of some pedagogical and psychological subjects); the principle of sequence and gradation of themes and courses, from the more general to the more specific. The concept is also characterized by the interdependence of theory and practice. An important part of the concept is the reflective teaching practice. The principles of reflection on teaching practice and self-reflection are related both to practice and to other experience-oriented subjects. An important part of the concept is also the promotion of inclusion, which is perceived as a cross-curricular theme (also supported by a separate course).

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    Studies in this field present musical education as a discipline that tries to mediate the values of the Czech and world classical music in today's mass culture and thus continues in the tradition of the Czech cantors. The profile of a graduate is a universally musically educated and socially useful personality. It emphasizes acquiring both theoretical and practical skills. The study represents its field as a discipline that can maximally use the latest information technologies. The study is generally focused on creating professional, pedagogical, psychological, communicational and other personal competences as an initial stage to the follow-up Master’s study Teacher of Music Education for Secondary Schools. Knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired during the studies are the basis of the ability to practice the profession of teaching assistant for music teachers and educational and auxiliary educational work. The acquired competencies give also a full qualification for the work of an instructor in free-time centres.

    Through studying for the Bachelor’s degree graduates gain the necessary competences that allow them to critically apply the use of their pedagogical and psychological knowledge in practice as a teaching assistant or other educational worker (e.g. free-time instructor in youth centres or after-school clubs, in various civic associations engaged in pedagogical activities) in an appropriate manner.

    The degree develops students’ analytical and comparative skills, which enable them to understand the diverse pedagogical reality and to use subject-specific, pedagogical, and psychological publications in their work for planning, implementing and reflecting on educational activities. They develop communication skills important for communication and collaboration with pupils/clients, colleagues in the workplace, with parents of pupils/clients and with practitioners. An important benefit of the degree is the development of self-reflective skills that provide space for the development of attitudes towards one another, to educated individuals and to the profession: perception of the responsibility of the teaching profession, the acceptance of the moral obligations of a helping profession and its ethics.

    The studies emphasise the principle of interdisciplinarity (interconnection of some pedagogical and psychological subjects); the principle of sequence and gradation of themes and courses, from the more general to the more specific. The concept is also characterized by the interdependence of theory and practice. An important part of the concept is the reflective teaching practice. The principles of reflection on teaching practice and self-reflection are related both to practice and to other experience-oriented subjects. An important part of the concept is also the promotion of inclusion, which is perceived as a cross-curricular theme (also supported by a separate course).

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • acquire a broad knowledge of music theory, music history, music sociology and ethnomusicology
    • use the skills in practical disciplines (playing an instrument, voice training, choir conducting)
    • use the basic skills of the information systems like music notography and basic sound processing
    • acquire a knowledge about education and content of educational topics related to the content of the field, which can be employed in the conceptions and implementations of extra-curricular and leisure activities
    • collaborate with, and under the leadership of, the various teachers in the school to plan, implement and reflect the sequence of teaching and activity in relation to the appropriate school curriculum;
    • describe and analyse an educational situation using specialised terminology and rules of effective pedagogical communication and to propose a change; use their knowledge and skills in communication with pupils, parents and teachers in the school
    • use self-reflective skills to reflect their actions: for example, to better justify and evaluate their arguments, to name their emotions and their connection to action or to critically view their own attitudes towards education;
    • use basic methods of pedagogical diagnostics in practice to support differentiation and individualization in teaching and to obtain data available for individual pupil support. Discuss results with pupils, teachers, parents, other professionals;
    • formulate their own concepts of education that they would like to apply in their future profession, this concept underlies the arguments of theory and practice
    • explain the basic principles of inclusive and special education; to reflect their attitude towards diversity and its influence on their own pedagogical practice;
    • explain the basic concepts of developmental and social psychology and to identify difficulties in social competences or pupil adaptation at school based on the knowledge of the developmental and social-psychological aspects of pupil life.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates are fully qualified as a teacher's assistant, instructor in free-time centres, as an educator in youth centres, educator in after-school clubs, and in various civic associations involved in educational activities.

  • Regulated Professions
    • Teacher´s assistant
  • Practical Training

    The system of compulsory teaching practice is aimed at developing the students’ professional competences and preparing them for the full-fledged role of a teaching assistant. The aim of the teaching assistant practice is to acquire the necessary skills for individual work with a pupil outside the process of teaching (tutoring at school in the pupils’ homes) and also when working with a teacher during lessons.

    The teaching practice consists of a coherent system of consecutive subjects, which are taken from the third to the fifth semester of the degree. These are the subjects teaching assistant practice - tutoring 1, teaching assistant practice - tutoring 2, consisting of individual tutoring (60 hours), teaching assistant practice - teaching assistant 1 (60 hours) and teaching assistant practice - teaching assistant 2 (60 hours) and teaching assistant practice – teaching assistant 3. Overall, there 180 hours of teaching practice.

    In the third and fourth semesters, the teaching practice is followed by the subjects self-experiential preparation for the profession 1 and self- experiential preparation for the profession 2, in which the students of the teaching assistant practice reflect (24 hours). Their aim is to enable students to have real experience with selected themes (see seminar topics) regarding personal and professional development through experiential learning with an emphasis on reflection; to encourage students to gradually take responsibility for their own learning process (self-directed learning); to enable students to become aware of and, if necessary, to revise their attitudes towards their future profession.

    The system of teaching practice is regularly evaluated both through closed and open questions, both by students and the mentor teachers. The reflective seminars are also evaluated.

  • Goals of Theses

    The final work of the student demonstrates the ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the course of study in working on a specific professional-pedagogical problem. The type of final thesis corresponds to the content and level of the given degree of study. The student chooses from the following types of works: a) theoretical-applied, b) theoretical-empirical (research), c) theoretical. The types of work and recommendations for their implementation are further guided by the APA manual. The length of the final thesis ranges from 81,000 to 130,000 characters, including gaps, i.e. 45-60 standard pages.

    The standards for the implementation of the final theses at different departments are in accordance with the Dean's Instructions No. 1/2015 on implementation of the final work (Bachelor's, Master’s, post-graduate non-PhD and final works for Life-long Education) in the version effective from 1.11.2015.

    The thesis follows the following goals based on the profile of the graduate of the Faculty of Education of MU. Students:

    - demonstrate an awareness of the current issues of their field of study, they can clearly and comprehensibly define the topic of the final thesis and its objectives, describe the initial state of knowledge and propose appropriate methods of achieving their stated goals;

    - work with appropriate primary and secondary sources of information, cite them according to a valid standard (APA) and in accordance with the ethics of academic work;

    - through the creation of their own text they demonstrate stylistic competence, and the ability to create an academic text;

    - demonstrate the ability to ask questions and solve problems, to formulate new ideas and conclusions that bring at least some new knowledge about the phenomenon being studied, or enrich the methodological (in the area of research) or methodical (in the area of education) procedures in relation to clearly defined target groups (pupils at primary and secondary school, groups with specific educational needs, etc.).

  • Access to Further Studies

    A graduate of a bachelor's studies of a combination of courses with a focus on education can continue in a follow-up master's studies of the combination of the study fields of Teaching for Primary and Secondary Schools.

  • Additional Information
    Website of the Department of Music :

    http://katedry.ped.muni.cz/hudebni-vychova

Basic information

Abbreviation
B-HV3S
Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

74
number of active students

Faculty of Education
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