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Module Code - Title:

MD5501 - IRISH WORLD ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DANCE AUTUMN ELECTIVE

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

0

Lab

0

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

9

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

- To initiate self-directed study as a means of (1) deepening oneÆs knowledge / expertise within a primary specialisation (2) developing skills and knowledge in a secondary area of specialisation (3) engaging in creative, cross-platform study / performance through a combination of a variety of areas. - To allow a variety of project presentation and negotiable assessment weighting, encouraging the student to propose a form of presentation most suitable to the project and the educational journey, as well as a form of assessment capable of accurately evaluating the outcomes.

Syllabus:

This module offers students the opportunity to pursue self-directed learning of an academic or performance-based project, under the guidance of the course director and an elective supervisor. The student may wish to use the elective to pursue more specialised study in his / her area of study, or to access the other areas of expertise available at the centre. These currently include Ethnomusicology, Ethnochoreology, Music Education, Community Music, Music Therapy, Irish Traditional Music and Dance Performance, Contemporary Dance Performance and other specialist research interests of faculty and doctoral researchers at the Academy.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

1. Demonstrate the ability to design a self-directed programme of study with reference to programme content, resources and assessment. 2. Construct a programme of study which is relevant to the primary programme specialisation but which may involve the development of a secondary specialisation. 3. Create a performance, composition or academic study as part of the output of the independent programme of study. 4. Evaluate the learning process and the creative output of the independent programme of study.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Value the research process necessary to the design and implementation of an independent programme of study

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

1. Create (compose, choreograph) new work where appropriate to the study goal. 2. Combine practical and theoretical learning in the creation of new work.

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

The teaching mode will depend on the individual project and will be agreed in consultation with the student and course director

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Performance / practice as research is a key methodological approach

Prime Texts:

() Study resources will be agreed between the course director and student as appropriate to the independent project ,

Other Relevant Texts:

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Autumn - 09/10

Module Leader:

diane.daly@ul.ie