Course Description

It's all about the gig.

Gig Based Learning (GBL) is a musically informed, philosophically driven learning design and facilitation process. It gives teachers tools to provide students with opportunities for active, engaging, real-world music(k)ing with/for an authentic audience.

Building on the integrated learning experiences model - performance, composition, musicology, aural - GBL puts all of these experiences to work for the benefit of producing a great gig, contextualising the learning for the student so that it’s ‘just in time’ not ‘just in case’.

NESA accredited

We define a ‘gig’ as any opportunity to create and share music by a specific deadline. The ‘gig’ provides an exceptional framework to design and facilitate engaging, authentic learning experiences, being based on the saying the show must go on! It provides an authentic means to study, write/source, rehearse, perform, record, and distribute music.

The ‘gig’ naturally creates an environment which is conducive for high levels of participation, student agency, collaboration and growth as gigs have deadlines, high expectations, are undertaken with people and for people, occur regularly, require meticulous preparation and teamwork as well as promote rigorous individual and corporate reflection. 

Join Brad Fuller and Peter Orenstein as they take you through the foundations of Gig Based Learning so that you can harness the power of the ‘gig’. This course introduces the underlying music education philosophies, pedagogies, processes and procedures and equips participants with the knowledge and skills to begin to reimagine their own contexts.

 Although primarily aimed at high school classroom music teachers, this pedagogy could be applied to other subject areas, with the ‘gig’ being any learning artefact or activity that gives impetus for someone to do something by a specific deadline or for an audience. 

Audience

Music teachers and music tutors

Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students:  Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking





Via Zoom

You will be sent the details of how to join this PD the day before the course runs.

$ 349 + GST - Individual Enrolment

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Foundations of Gig Based Learning will contribute 4.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptor 1.1.2 and 3.3.2 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient and Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Presenters

Gig Based Learning  (GBL)

Gig Based Learning (GBL)

Gig Based Learning is a musically informed, philosophically driven learning design and facilitation process. It gives teachers tools to provide students with opportunities for active, engaging, real-world music(k)ing with/for an authentic audience. Building on the integrated learning experiences model - performance, composition, musicology, aural, GBL puts all of these experiences to work for the benefit of producing a great gig, contextualising the learning for the student so that it’s ‘just in time’ not ‘just in case’