An un-packing of the Victorian Music Curriculum F -10 - in regional locations

As a highly respected curriculum writer, Mandy Stefanakis' contributions to the new Victorian Music Curriculum F-10 has been invaluable.

In this workshop, Mandy will  'unpack' the Victorian Music Curriculum F-10 which is to be implemented in 2017. Through a combination of direct presentation and practical activities, Mandy will enlighten teachers on all essential aspects and requirements of the new curriculum. Participants will be involved in a range of activities to help them plan for, teach, assess and report on student learning in music.

Mention wil be made of the Draft Music Education Guide, currently under developed by VCAA in response to one of the 17 Recommendations adopted by the Victorian Government as a result of the 2013 Parliamentary Review into Music Education. When completed, the Music Education Guide (MEG) will provide guidance to teachers, principals and schools regarding how to develop an appropriate and successful music program in their school.

Participants will receive an aMuse Professional Learning Certificate documenting three hours participation in the workshop.

Mandy-StefanakisAbout Mandy Stefanakis

Mandy Stefanakis is a sessional lecturer in music education at Deakin University teaching undergraduate classroom and specialist teacher trainees and Masters of Education music specialist secondary teacher trainees. She was previously Director of Music at Christ Church Grammar School and Essex Heights Primary School.  She is very proudly past-President and a Life Member of aMuse and a current committee member. She has taught music from pre-school through to tertiary education.

She lectured in music education at the University of Melbourne where she also received her Master of Education degree. She has contributed to many arts curriculum initiatives including for VCAA, Musica Viva in Schools and the MSO and has conducted professional development to assist implement this curricula and also arts advocacy in Victoria and nationally over several decades. She is a member of the Advisory Council of The Music Trust and Music in Australia Knowledge Base.

Mandy is the author of many articles and reviews and the Australian music focussed education kits, Turn it Up! written for secondary students.  She has conducted extensive interviews with musicians and filmmakers for the National Film and Sound Archive. Her major research interest is the exploration of unique musical identities. She is an avid composer and has written many pieces for school choirs and ensembles in addition to piano and orchestral music. Her obsession with piano and cello continues.


Wednesday 23 November -   Bendigo

Venue: Regional Offices, McLaren Street, Bendigo
Workshop code: PL16VMC04
Cost: $50.00
Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm

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Thursday 8 December  -   Ballarat

Venue: Phoenix P-12 College, Hertford Street, Sebastopol.

Workshop code: PL16VMC05
Cost: $50.00
Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm

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