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Last approved: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:12:10 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:12:10 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

simsw
Wendy
Sims
SimsW@missouri.edu
573/882-3238
School of Music
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
simsw
Wendy
Sims
SimsW@missouri.edu
573/882-3238
School of Music
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
gainesju
Julia
Gaines
Gainesju@missouri.edu
573/882-2606
School of Music

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Music Education (MUS_EDUC)
Music Education
4142W
2
 
30
Teaching Music II - Writing Intensive
Study of a broad repertoire of music literature and instructional materials, including critical evaluation and analysis for use in the general music classroom.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
MUS_EDUC 4140.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

simsw
Wendy
Sims
SimsW@missouri.edu
573/882-3238
School of Music
(numbers only)
Tenured Professor
138 Fine Arts
 
 

The Campus Writing Program conducts a two-day faculty workshop to assist with the design and implementation of your writing intensive course. Once your course proposal has been approved by the Campus Writing Program, you will receive information on time, date and location of the workshop.
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Writing Intensive Course Information

To familiarize students with a broad repertoire of music literature and instructional materials, including critical evaluation and analysis for use in the general music classroom. Issues relating to teaching multicultural music and teaching diverse learners will be foci. This course emphasizes writing to learn, critical thinking, and the philosophy that students learn most effectively by constructing their own knowledge and taking responsibility for their own learning. This course also includes field experience at the middle school level under the number LTC 4684, for which students write reflections and lesson plans. Extensive group work is not used in this class - only one project, worth 12% of the grade.
Tweaking assignments, no substantive changes.
Face-to-face
Self paced?

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Should this course be considered for funding?

Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Short Written Assignments
4 short written assignments to evaluate various aspects of course content:
1) Research Summary: 1 draft, 1 page, instructor evaluates
2) Universal Language Essay: 1 draft, 2 pages, instructor evaluates
3) Orff Instrument Arrangement Self Evaluation: 1 draft, 1 page, instructor evaluates
4) Final Course Reflection: 1 draft, 1 page, instructor evaluates
Length of assignment:
5
instructor
 
 
5

Mainstreaming/Inclusion Paper
Mainstreaming/Inclusion Paper: one of four choices from among 1) letter to editor, 2) letter to parents, 3) letter to administrator, 4) case study. 4 pages, 3 drafts - 1 formally peer reviewed in class to teach students the peer review process, then revised and instructor reviewed, then revised again and final draft evaluated by instructor.
Length of assignment:
4
Peer/Instructor
8
Peer/Instructor
12

Multicultural Music Report
Multicultural Music Report: formal paper drawing together information from multiple sources, 10 pages min., draft reviewed by instructor, revised, final draft evaluated by instructor. Peer review encouraged.
Length of assignment:
10
instructor
10
instructor
20

Observation Paper
Paper describing observations of elementary or middle school music concert, with an emphasis on analysis and reactions: 1 draft, 2 pages, instructor evaluates.
Length of assignment:
2
Instructor
 
 
2

Basal textbook series group project
Basal textbook series group project: 4 pages, completed in groups of 3 or 4, who all work together and peer review the draft, instructor evaluates.
Length of assignment:
4
peer
4
instructor
8

Evaluation and Review of Instructional Software
Evaluation and Review of Instructional Software as if for music education practitioner journal: 4 pages, encouraged to use peer feedback, instructor evaluates.
Length of assignment:
4
instructor
 
 
4

Field Experience Reflections
Field Experience Reflections: analyzing observations of middle school classroom placement and connecting them to course content. 4 reflections, 2 pages each, instructor evaluates.
Length of assignment:
8
instructor
 
 
8

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
37.00
Revisions:
22.00
59.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Peer review
 
One assignment uses group writing, and individual work is not assessed. But, this does not count much towards page count (approx. 4 pages).
[Examples:] 1) Inclusion paper: Each of the 4 options requires the students to describe, resolve and defend a controversial aspect/position/problem related to including students with special needs in music classrooms 2) Universal Language Essay: Students take and support a position about whether music is a universal language, a universal phenomenon, or an alternative they provide. This is a topic of much debate in the field.
There are writing assignments or drafts due at least every other week.
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Administrative Information

Education and Social Sciences
 
 

Acknowledgement

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Additional Comments

Mus Ed 4142 is a 2 credit course, but there is a 1 credit corequisite, so I had applied and been approved for this to count as a meeting the 3 credit hour course requirement for WI purposes. Thank you very much. (This new website process is indeed quick and easy!)
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:30:55 GMT): Changed the effective term from 10/1/16 to Spring 2017
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:11:57 GMT): I have added MUS_EDUC 4142W, 01 to the Spring 2017 Schedule of classes and cancelled MUS_EDUC 4142, 01 from spring 2017
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