MUSPERF 7026 - Research Project V
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code MUSPERF 7026 Course Research Project V Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 12 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Completed year 1 of a Masters of Music in the specialisation to be pursued or equivalent as determined by the Elder Conservatorium. Restrictions Only available to students in PGCW Music programs Course Description The course develops knowledge and skills relating to researching music, its scholarly presentation and their application in professional life. It complements the major study, and enhances specialist knowledge of music performance. Case studies with different theoretical and practical perspectives help the student to develop a further understanding of methodologies available to the researcher as well as broadening knowledge of music and its application to music-making and professional practice more generally. The seminar mode of learning enables students to explore key issues through problem-solving exercises and discussion. Assessment comprises: submission of a research proposal, an oral presentation, and a final submission in the form of a text or exegesis.
Course Coordinator: Aaron Corn
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. To develop awareness of scholarly approaches to research
2. To formulate a topic and research question(s) relevant to the area of specialisation
3. To develop a suitable methodology to undertake the research
4. To prepare a research proposal, oral presentation, and final submission (12,000 words or equivalent)
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 3, 4 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 4 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 4 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3, 4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
1, 2, 3, 4
Reading lists and web source links will be provided to students at the beginning of the semester.
Essay writing guides, music resources, referencing and the use of TURNITIN as an educational tool will be integrated into learning activities.
MyUni will be used to provide specialist seminar materials and assignments available during the semester. It will also be used for announcements and online submission of assessments.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Seminars and supervision form the central teaching and learning modes. The objectives and issues for the topic for each week’s learning activities are established so that preparation can be focused and areas of concern flagged. Problem solving is an integral part of the seminar activities. Students are also encouraged to ask questions in the seminars, with answers solicited from other members of the group rather than from the lecturer. Staff concerned have skills and knowledge in the specialist area being developed and are able to assist in the location and use of appropriate materials and scholarly and/or performance conventions and standards.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
WORKLOAD TOTAL HOURS
2 hours per week for 12 weeks seminars 24 hours per semester
14 hours per week for 12 weeks reading 168 hours per semester
16 hours per week for 12 weeks writing 192 hours per semester
20 hours per week for 12 weeks research 240 hours per semester
Total = 624 hours per semester
Learning Activities SummaryWeeks 1 - 4 Research Methods
Week 5 Ethical Practices and Codes of Conduct
Weeks 6 & 7 Writing and Presentation Styles
Week 8 Professional practice: Proposal writing
Weeks 9 & 10 Case Studies
Weeks 11 & 12 Student Presentations
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
Research proposal – 3000 words Summative 20% 1 - 4
Oral presentation – 30 minutes Summative 20% 1 - 4
Final submission – 12000 words Summative 60% 1 - 4
Research Proposal (20%): students will develop a proposal suitable for a research degree application, complementary to the major performance study
Oral presentation (20%): a 30-minute presentation given, complementary to the major performance study
Final submission (60%): a 12,000 exegesis, complementary to the major performance study, that provides a focus for developing research skills and understanding
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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