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Teaching Music I

Code: 102039 ECTS Credits: 6
Degree Type Year Semester
2500797 Early Childhood Education OT 4 1
2500798 Primary Education OT 4 1


Blanca Pujol Corominas

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Blanca Pujol Corominas


Students must demonstrate to have a Elementary Degree on Music in order to sign up for this course. If he/she didn’t study in a music school (formal education), he/she must pass an examination. 

Objectives and Contextualisation

  1. To know and understand the key principles that support music education in Early Childhood and Primary
  2. To know and practise the music teaching-learning processes in the different educational stages and levels.
  3. Design activities of perception, interpretation and creation that include different musical contexts.


    Early Childhood Education
  • Analyse audiovisual languages and their educational implications.
  • Be familiar with the music, plastics and body language curriculum at this stage as well as theories on the acquisition and development of the corresponding learning.
  • Consider classroom practical work to innovate and improve teaching.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the aims, curricular contents and criteria of evaluation of Infant Education
  • Develop educational proposals that promote perception and musical expression, motor skills, drawing and creativity.
  • Incorporate information and communications technology to learn, communicate and share in educational contexts.
  • Know and use songs to promote hearing, rhythmic and vocal education.
  • Properly express oneself orally and in writing and master the use of different expression techniques.
  • Take account of social, economic and environmental impacts when operating within one's own area of knowledge.
  • Work in teams and with teams (in the same field or interdisciplinary).
    Primary Education
  • Acquiring resources to encourage lifelong participation in musical and plastic arts activities inside and outside of the school.
  • Design, plan and evaluate education and learning processes, both individually and in collaboration with other teachers and professionals at the centre.
  • Foster reading and critical analysis of the texts in different scientific fields and cultural contents in the school curriculum.
  • Know the school's arts curriculum, in its plastic, audiovisual and musical aspects.
  • Reflect on classroom experiences in order to innovate and improve teaching work. Acquire skills and habits for autonomous and cooperative learning and promote it among pupils.
  • Take account of social, economic and environmental impacts when operating within one's own area of knowledge.
  • Understand the principles that contribute to cultural, personal and social education in terms of the arts.
  • Work in teams and with teams (in the same field or interdisciplinary).

Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire knowledge and skills and abilities in the expressive and perceptive dimension of voice, song, choral singing and conducting.
  2. Apply the practice of writing, composition analysis and recognition through information and communications technology.
  3. Be able to reflect on and adapt didactic interventions in different educational contexts and situations.
  4. Be able to sing and get groups to sing, listening to others and respecting each other.
  5. Be able to work in a team.
  6. Being able to design activities from the different content blocks of the material, in accordance with basic methodological principles.
  7. Being able to sing and sing in groups, listening to others and respecting each other.
  8. Being able to work together.
  9. Identify the social, economic and environmental implications of academic and professional activities within one?s own area of knowledge.
  10. Know and master the elements of musical language on an expression, understanding and creation level.
  11. Knowing how to explain the main consequences of the effect of teaching the arts on people's cultural, personal and social education.
  12. Knowing how to understand, analyse and compare texts belonging to different spheres of thought, culture and the arts with their possible linkages with music.
  13. Learn to establish relationships between different artistic languages taking theory and praxis of musical activity as a central focus.
  14. Learn to understand, analyze and compare texts from different domains of thought, culture and the arts with their possible links with the musical event.
  15. Propose viable projects and actions to boost social, economic and environmental benefits.
  16. Recognising the value of musical activities related to singing, song and conducting in educating the individual, and the fundamental role that it plays in school activities.
  17. They have acquired knowledge and skills and abilities in expressive and perceptive dimension of voice, song, choral singing and musical direction.
  18. Understand the learning processes and methodological bases underlying the teaching and learning of music.


1. Characteristics of music teaching-learning:
											- from individual experience to collective practice.
											- a socio-constructivist approach to the teaching-learning process.
											- meaningful learning ("making music to learn music").
											- talk about music to learn.
2. Specific skills in the area of music: - Discover artistic proposals from different cultures, eras and styles, using perception and experience to develop curiosity, respect and enjoyment. - Investigate and analyze different cultural and artistic manifestations and their contexts using different channels and means of access to information, to develop one's own thinking, cultural identity and critical spirit. - - Experiment and create with the possibilities of sound, image, body and digital and multimodal media, through activities and experiences that incorporate self-regulated learning to express and communicate knowledge, ideas, feelings and emotions. Design, develop and disseminate collaborative cultural and artistic creations, assuming different roles, valuing the process, to develop creativity, a sense of belonging and reach a final result 3. The contexts of musical practice (song, audition, creation, instrumental practice, dance and movement) and musical language. Teaching strategies and resources. 4. Methodology for the teaching-learning of music in an inclusive school and from a gender perspective




Our teaching approach and assessment procedures may be altered if public Health authorities impose new restrictions on public gatherings for COVED-19.



Tutorship and other supervised activities.


Searching for materials and developing teaching proposals.

Writing thoughtful essays from reads about music didactics.



Teacher presentations about the four main contents (see the programme). From examples of music sessions, the teacher will conduct the reflective process in order to discover and understand the core elements of the music education.

Designing and presenting autonomous exercises and activities.

Conducting music activities for the whole group or working in small groups. It includes document analysis, problem solving and case studies, among other learning strategies.  

Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.


Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Conducted 45 1.8 2, 13, 18, 10, 4, 5, 3, 7, 8, 1, 17, 6
Type: Supervised      
Supervised 30 1.2 18, 10, 3, 1, 6
Type: Autonomous      
Autonomous 75 3 2, 18, 10, 5, 3, 8, 16, 14, 11, 12, 6


Class attendance is required as it is a practical subject. The assistance enables the observation and analysis of teaching modeling and the didactic process, which are considered essential to be able to successfully complete the subject.
											It will be specifically valued that the student is a good musical model (singing, playing instruments, dancing, conducting, listening to music), with good expressiveness and musicality, and conveying taste and care for the musical result.
											The didactic-musical profile must be supported by certain characteristics when carrying out classroom activities that are basic to being a teacher:
											- responsibility for the planning and prior preparation of what is needed
											- communicative ability, based on mastery of verbal language, but also of non-verbal language (body posture, facial expression, etc.) and supports, if applicable
											- ability to manage the group, being attentive to the existing diversity and leading the activities with assertiveness and empathy
											- Attention to what happens during the activities and flexibility to adapt, while controlling the time available.
											- Reflection and critical look at the educational practice carried out.
											To make an average and be able to pass the subject, you must have passed each of the sections.
											In the debates, the degree of participation and the level of reflection of the contributions will be assessed.
											The attitude and active participation during the teaching and learning process are fundamental.
											In order to pass this subject, the student must demonstrate, in the activities proposed, good general communication skills, both orally and in writing, and a good command of the language or languages listed in the teaching guide.
											For the generic aspects, the evaluation will be governed in accordance with the documents contained in: https://www.uab.cat/web/estudiar/guia-del-pdi-1345732500524.html
Delivery dates and reassessment of the main tasks:
											- Individual analyzes of musical situations. Two deliveries: last week of October and second of November. Continuous and unique reassessment: February 8.
											- Works on readings. Individuals and in groups. Delivery: second week of October. Continuous and unique reassessment: February 8.
											- Design of a didactic proposal. individual Delivery: second week of December. Continuous and unique reassessment: February 8.
											- Oral presentation of the didactic proposal. individual Date: December 21. Revaluation: Not possible.
											- Single assessment: December 21. All the work specified in sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be handed in. The same recovery system as for the continuous assessment will be applied. The review of the final qualification follows the same procedure as for the continuous assessment. Below is the weighting of the single assessment activities:
											    - Analysis of musical situations: 30%
											    - Didactic proposal: written work and presentation: 60%
											    - Reading assignments: 10%
											Only those tasks that have been suspended can be reassessed and can only aspire to be passed with a 5 (unless the teacher specifies otherwise).
											Copying or plagiarism in any type of assessment activity constitutes a serious academic act, and will be penalized with a 0 as a grade for the subject losing the possibility of recovering it, whether it is an individual or group work ( in this case all members of the group will have a 0).

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Analysis of a musical situations (individual task) 20% 0 0 2, 13, 18, 10, 4, 5, 3, 7, 8, 1, 17, 16, 6
Didactic proposal (individual task) 40% 0 0 18, 10, 3, 1, 17, 6
Short activities (discussions, reflections, proposals for activities, etc.) 30% 0 0 13, 18, 9, 15, 16, 14, 11, 6
Works about reads 10% 0 0 13, 18, 5, 8, 16, 14, 11, 12



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Softwares (music):

  • Spotify
  • MuseScore
  • Audacity