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"Music for Free?": A Teaching Resource for Secondary Students

"Music for Free?" is a learning and teaching resource which explores the ethics of illegal file sharing. It forms part of the Values for Australian Schooling resource series and is one of the sixteen units available for secondary years. Aimed at later adolescence students, "Music for Free?" is intended to supplement existing curriculum and support teachers in assisting students develop and experience values through realistic activities and problem solving scenarios.

 

"Music for Free?" is a self contained teaching unit. It consists of student activity sheets, guidelines for teachers on providing additional advice, assessment suggestions and a list of resources on teacher references, books and websites. Activities in "Music for Free?" are well supplemented by "In Tune", an Australian documentary funded by Australian music industry bodies including the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), Australian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the Australian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) with the support of Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI). "In Tune" shows Australian musicians talking candidly about creating music in today's digital era and the effects of music piracy on the Australian music industry.

 

Values for Australian Schooling - Building Values Across the Whole School: A Resource Package  was funded by the Australian Government's Values Education programme administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.