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Music for Special Learners

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Music and Special Learners

Course Overview

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.