RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS B - 2017/8

Module code: MUSM049

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

ARMSTRONG T Dr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

15

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

W390

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 8

Lecture Hours: 14

Assessment pattern

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%

Alternative Assessment

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

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Research Training for Practitioners A

Module overview

This module seeks to advance the understanding of practice-led research via collaborative music making.

Module aims

Gain insight into collaborative practice.

Develop skills in collaborative practice.

Foster a deeper understanding of research methods relevant to your specialism.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Identify the skills, abilities, and areas of specialism within a group of musicians. C
Develop strategies for working with limited musical resources. P
Creatively determine and realise a collaborative musical performance. P
Initiate, research and responsively develop ideas. KC
Present and meaningfully discuss work-in-progress. T
Engage in reflective self-evaluation. KC
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.
Show originality in problem solving.
Work effectively with a member of a group as leader or member, adapting to different groups. Be able to allocate work to others appropriately

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

 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.

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
Lectures
Workshops
Student Presentations
Class Discussion
Preparing a musical event

Assessment Strategy

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.


Formative assessment


Work in progress showings in week 7 allow for both peer and lecturer feedback
Regular class discussion of practical work and blogs


Feedback


University-standard feedback is provided on the final blog post and the practical output.

Reading list

Reading list for RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS B : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/musm049

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 2017/8 academic year.