Principles of Music and Worship Pedagogy – WMUS 670

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to examine the planning development, organization, implementation and evaluation of Worship Pedagogy for secondary, post-secondary, and college students. Attention is given to historical concepts of pedagogy, current trends in curriculum organization, available resources for the teaching and training of worship leaders, and strengths and weaknesses of various worship pedagogy models. Includes a graduate level curriculum project.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

Since 2005, scores of new secondary programs of worship have been started in colleges and universities across the country. These programs are strategically designed to equip men and women as teachers, singers, producers, pastors, evangelists, Internet technicians, audio and visual specialists, worshipers, artists, counselors, and skilled musicians. In an effort to meet the demand of filling these teaching positions, this course teaches the learner how to set up and administrate Christian high school and undergraduate college worship degree programs through an understanding of principles of worship pedagogy and instruction in biblical foundations of worship, theology, philosophy and methodology of worship, preparation in practical worship and music presentation, application of principles in secondary education to the various worship, design and development of worship curriculum, and principles of praxis music education.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify technology competencies for effective college teaching and learning.
  2. Analyze cultural and ecclesiastical influences of the development of worship pedagogy.
  3. Examine effective teaching and training strategies.
  4. Synthesize curricula practical to the needs of higher education and high school worship experience.
  5. Evaluate general issues and trends associated with various worship pedagogies and curricula.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (5)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 350–400 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and reference 1 source. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–250 words.

Worship Pedagogy and Curriculum Report

The student will write a 3-page research-based paper in current Turabian format that focuses on current worship pedagogy used in 1 secondary and 1 higher education institution. The student must summarize the curriculum as well as analyze it for strengths and weaknesses. The paper must include at least 4 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Curriculum Project

The student will select 1 course included in the Worship Pedagogy and Curriculum Report and develop a 12-week Curriculum Project comprised of 5 charts. The Curriculum Project will assist the student in producing effective teaching and training strategies to facilitate college teaching and learning. The student will submit the assignment in 6 pieces:

Analysis Chart

The student will assume the position of curriculum designer for any single selected course covered in the Worship Pedagogy and Curriculum Report. The student will provide an analysis of the course in order to produce an overall 12-week plan using curriculum planning and the Analysis Chart.

Design Chart

After evaluating and reflecting on his/her Analysis Chart, the student will apply instructional, visual, and technical strategies to produce a prototype of the learning outcomes, assessments, and exercises for the 12-week plan using the Design Chart.

Development Chart

After evaluation and reflection upon the previously submitted Design Chart, the student will create an advanced organizer for 1 lesson using 3 methods of delivery laid out in the Development Chart. The student must also provide at least 1 reference from the course textbooks in current Turabian format.

Implementation Chart

After evaluation and reflection upon the previously submitted Development Chart, the student will revisit the content and revise areas as necessary such as tasks and items to be used in lesson plans and a description of a formative assessment using the Implementation Chart. The student must also provide at least 1 reference from the course textbooks in current Turabian format.

Evaluation and Syllabus Chart

After evaluation and reflection upon all previously submitted charts, the student will select formative and summative assessments and will revisit the course content to consider point allotment. The student will use this information to create a course syllabus. The student must also provide at least 1 reference from the course textbooks in current Turabian format to support his/her choice for each assessment.

Final Submission

As the final submission, the student will submit a finalized syllabus along with all 5 revised charts. The final submission must also include a reference page containing a minimum of 3 references used throughout the creation of the Curriculum Project. Acceptable sources include the course textbook, scholarly sources, the Bible, and peer-reviewed scholarly articles (published within the last 10 years). All references must be cited in current Turabian format.

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit.

Exams (2)

Each exam will be cumulative and cover the Reading & Study material for the previous modules/weeks. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit.