RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS B - 2020/1
Module code: MUSM049
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This module seeks to advance the understanding of practice-led research via collaborative music making.
Music and Media
ARMSTRONG Thomas (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: W390
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Research Training for Practitioners A
The following is an indication of the likely content of the module:
- Explanation of the module requirements (including detailed guidance on each aspect of assessment).
- Group discussion and analysis of musical and personal strengths and weaknesses.
- Guidance on how to initiate, research, and develop ideas collaboratively (including the use of social media), and document them.
- Presentations of ideas, work-in-progress, research content and methods.
- Group-based review, discussion and development of ideas.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK: ONLINE REFLECTIVE SELF-EVALUATION||50|
|Practical based assessment||PERFORMANCE/SHOWING: COLLABORATIVE GROUP PERFORMANCE/COMPOSITION/CONDUCTING/GAME/INSTALLATION ETC||50|
UoA 1: use earlier blog posts supplemented with theoretical content if needed (see assessment strategy below) UoA 2: 2000 word essay on collaboration drawing on experiences within project if possible
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to document, reflect on and evaluate their creative work and to collaboratively realise a practical outcome to a high standard.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- A project blog of which the final 1000-word post (written after presentation of the practical work) constitutes the assessment
- A practical output of any kind and in any medium that has been devised and, if relevant, presented collaboratively.
- Work in progress showings in week 7 allow for both peer and lecturer feedback
- Regular class discussion of practical work and blogs
- University-standard feedback is provided on the final blog post and the practical output.
- Gain insight into collaborative practice.
- Develop skills in collaborative practice.
- Foster a deeper understanding of research methods relevant to your specialism.
|1||Identify the skills, abilities, and areas of specialism within a group of musicians.||C|
|2||Develop strategies for working with limited musical resources.||P|
|3||Creatively determine and realise a collaborative musical performance.||P|
|4||Initiate, research and responsively develop ideas.||KC|
|5||Present and meaningfully discuss work-in-progress.||T|
|6||Engage in reflective self-evaluation.||KC|
|7||Demonstrate technical expertise and perform smoothly with precision and effectiveness; be able to adapt skills and design or develop new skills or procedures for new situations.|
|8||Show originality in problem solving.|
|9||Work effectively with a member of a group as leader or member, adapting to different groups. Be able to allocate work to others appropriately|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 12
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 4
Seminar Hours: 2
Tutorial Hours: 4
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Provide students with selected theory on collaboration and creativity which they can underpin their work and from which they can explore further LO1-2, 6
- Provide students with facilitated time in which they can collaborate and develop ideas LO2-4
- Allow students to learn from their peers LO5
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Plenary sessions
- Student Presentations
- Class Discussion
- Preparing a musical event
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS B : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/musm049
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