The students will become familiar with general educational issues and music education trends affecting special learners in the United States. Questions about music education teaching and learning will be covered, and students will be introduced to variations in language ability, assessment, inclusion, and music education in a diverse world.
The class will develop a sense of community online through reading and posting to discussion forums and communicating regarding case study and video presentations. Students will become knowledgeable in the areas of language, motor, visual, and social development, connecting current research and theory about special learners in music education to classroom practice.
To synthesize thinking and learning experiences, students will also critically assess inclusive school settings.
The course is listed each semester as MUED 598; specific dates and section numbers will be available on our main website, www.jmu.edu/outreach, under the current semesters Credit Courses listing.
This unique distance learning opportunity offers teachers the opportunity to engage in distance learning while retaining the personal teacher/student relationship through close communication with the professor and author of the course.
This professional development opportunity can be taken for 3 graduate credits.
Students will use materials designed by Connect for Education, a company that has developed award-winning and cutting edge interactive web-based courses.
The materials provide a unique educational experience for students by giving them the freedom and flexibility to learn and communicate, using the latest multimedia and internet technologies.
All materials and information are included in the package purchased from Connect for Education and technical support is readily available from the instructor and company.
This course is taught by Dr. Alice M. Hammel, a leader in the field of special learners and music. She is a researcher, author, and presenter in the field of music education. More information about Dr. Hammel can be found at http://www.hammel.us/. Dr. Hammel can also be contacted via:
US Mail: 3131 East Weyburn Road
Richmond, Virginia 23235
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