This activity is designed to develop students critical reading of text, in this case of a cultural, audio-visual text. Alternatively, a traditional, printed text could be used. However, the texts students need to read are becoming increasingly complex and hybrid, requiring a range of multi-literacies.
The resource was designed for certificate in music students at level 3 in response to diagnostic testing (and in-class observation) that indicated critical reading and critical thinking to be significant literacy needs of these students. Developing students critical literacy skills is essential in all disciplines, at all levels; for this reason, this activity is useful, and adaptable
to a wide range of contexts. At higher levels the texts and tasks need to increase in complexity and need contextualising to the discipline, but the skills and strategies remain the same.
The music in the video was: “Harmony”, by Mseq, 2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)