Send your Answers to the tutors email address as soon as possible Q 2 a) Construct a simple percussion instrument using locally available materials. b) Upload 4 sequential pictures showing the development of the instrument as you make it. c) Outline the steps a teacher would take std 8 learners through in constructing the instrument . C)what is Assessment and why is it important in the teaching/ learning process of Music? d) What factors would a teacher consider when assessing a traditional dance in a practical lesson?
Assessment is the estimating or judging of a piece of work. Assessment is important in teaching/ learnig process of music because : * it encourages active involvement in learners as they participate willingly. . * it build learners skills as the learner will be motivated. * it facilitates trs in decision making as one is able to judge. * it challenges the learner in aiming higher as it acts as achallenge. * it helps in planning for the next lesson as you will be able to know the content to be taught and level of understanding of the learners. * it helps to know whether concept has been achieved.
Assessment is the process of determining whether objectives have been achieved or not. Assessment is important because it: 1)shows if the lesson was successful or not 2)aids in self evaluation 3)motivates learners to learn 4)allows course content to be tested and proofed worth 5)helps follow up activities 6)determines the learners progress FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN ASSESSING TRADITIONAL DANCE 1)SINGING/DYNAMICS AND VOLUME-The words ought to be clear 2)INSTRUMENTATION-The instruments should sound well to add to the total presentation of the song and dance 3)DANCERS-Their steps and body movements should best communicate the message in the song 4)COSTUMES AND DECOR-Should create scenery 5)ORNAMENTS AND ORNAMENTATION-Should express self expression and fulfilment 6)ARTEFACTS AND SCENERY-Should add aesthetic value to the performance
Factors a teacher would consider when assessing a traditional dance in a practical lesson are: * introduction of the dance. A short statament on the dance is advisable. * no of participants. A traditional dance should have 35 to 42 members. * time management. The dance should not take more than 5 minutes. * costumes used. The participants should not leave themselves uncovered. That is they should dress decently. * instruments used should fit and vary the dance. * stage use. They should use the stage properly and not be in one place of the stage. *self expression. The learner should have expressions in relation to their dance. * rhythm used. The rhythm should be going with the dance. That is voices used should rhyme. *mastery of dance. The participant should have good knowledge of the dance. * climax. The dance should have a climax just before the end of the dance.