RESEARCH TRAINING - 2023/4
Module code: MUSM048
The purpose of this module is to enable you to reflect on and contextualise your practice. To facilitate this process you will be trained in relevant research skills and methodologies. The module brings together practitioners working in different but complementary areas in order to encourage fruitful cross-fertilisation.
Music and Media
VOLIOTI Georgia (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
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 2
Independent Learning Hours: 116
Lecture Hours: 10
Seminar Hours: 6
Guided Learning: 6
Captured Content: 10
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
- Using library databases.
- Critical writing.
- Presentation skills.
- Theories of reflective practice.
- Research presentations by staff in relevant areas.
- Research presentations by visiting speakers in relevant areas.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||20-MINUTE PRESENTATION IN FORM OF CONFERENCE PAPER ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE||50|
N/A This module is core and will require students to pass every unit of assessment
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- The ability to present a practice-related research topic in oral and written form LO1-6
- Knowledge of the practice-based and intellectual context of their own work LO4-5
- A professional approach to the academic presentation of research LO2-4, 6
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- A 20-minute oral presentation illustrated with audiovisual resources and including an abstract. An additional 10 minutes is provided for questions
- A 2000 word essay in which students can either extend the topic from the presentation of undertake further research in a related area
- 5-minute practice presentation around halfway through the module
- A 300-word artist’s statement in which students indicate the lineage of their practice and their artistic preoccupations
- Class discussion
- Written/oral feedback on practice presentations
- University-standard written feedback on presentation and essay
- Writing and oral presentation
- Framing research questions relevant to practice as research
- Library skills
- General and specialist computer skills.
- To explore research issues and topics supportive of practitioners from varied disciplines and traditions.
- To introduce some of the methodologies relevant to practice-based and other forms of research, for example reflective practice, phenomenology, action research, qualitative techniques, historical/archival research, analysis, etc.
- To develop, through research, a critical awareness of your own practice and its context.
|001||Conduct primary research efficiently and effectively making use of a range of physical and online resources.||P|
|002||Frame research questions and address them critically.||C|
|003||Present research orally with clarity.||P|
|004||Write critically about your own field of research demonstrating an awareness of current issues and insights and knowledge of relevant methodologies.||KC|
|005||Understand the contemporary context of your practice.||K|
|006||Independent and self-critical learning making appropriate use of others||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: facilitate students’ understanding of ways in which their own practice may be researched through introducing key concepts and literature with opportunities for discussion and personal exemplification. Students have contact with an external speaker who is an experienced practitioner-researcher by way of exposing them to professional norms of research and presentation.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Plenary sessions reflecting on visiting speaker presentations.
- Guided reading and listening.
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.
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.