University’s new study guide for academic year 2020-2021 is published at https://opas.peppi.oulu.fi.
The study guide includes information on degrees, curriculums, courses and course timetables. Course registrations are still done in Oodi.
If you have questions on information in the study guide, please contact the study field's Academic Affairs Service Team https://www.oulu.fi/forstudents/faculty-study-affairs.
The primary goal of the studies in music education is to achieve a strong and diverse expertise required in the profession of a music teacher in primary and secondary education. The studies develop the student’s ability to work in the field of music education on a broad basis.
As a music education student, you develop your skills in the various areas of music and education, become acquainted with a wide range of issues related to educatorship, advance your own personal practical, cognitive, professional and pedagogical skills, and develop yourself as a researcher. The principles in the music education studies include the reciprocity of education and research, a close relationship with a working life in music teaching, learner-centredness, and the experiential, bodily and social nature and cultural diversity of music and learning. Also important are working life skills, an active and critical relationship with media phenomena, a meaningful relationship with current music education technology, equality in education and a constructive relationship with society.
The knowledge and skills of the music educator are deepened through the advanced studies for the Master’s degree and the pedagogical studies for subject teachers. Competence is also developed further through the research studies leading to a Master’s thesis. Periods of school experience and the optional components in the advanced studies profile the student’s competence towards a working life in music education.
Learning outcomes for the Master’s degree
· The student is capable of developing diverse and innovative entities related to music education and music learning
· The student knows how to work in multiprofessional and multicultural communities
· The student knows how to analyse and evaluate knowledge related to phenomena, education, teaching and learning in music and how to create new things based on it
· The student knows how to plan and implement music teaching based on research and with due consideration of the learners
· The student knows how to analyse the relationship between music, art, culture, education and society
· The student knows how to analyse his/her own conception of music, art and man as well as the social and cultural assumptions connected with childhood and adolescence
· The student is capable of analysing his or her working life skills and developing them in a purposeful manner
· The student is capable of implementing inclusive music education