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Contextual Studies 6 is structured as a Contemporary Music Research Seminar and provides an opportunity for participants to present a research paper in a seminar environment.
Presentations will comprise a research paper on a Contemporary Music topic discussed and approved by the lecturer in charge of the seminar. This presentation may also include a performance/practical component. At the conclusion of each presentation there will be an open discussion inviting questions from attendees. Every student will contribute one presentation for the semester.
Contextual Studies 6 Contemporary Music Research Seminar is delivered in a large group format and provides the opportunity for individual research development and public delivery. Additionally there will be group discussion of issues and topics related and of interest to the contemporary music community.
Contextual Studies 6 Contemporary Music Research Seminar will provide a stimulating avenue for students to gain experience in researching and presenting a research topic, and allows students to learn about the ongoing research of their peers and share expertise widely.
Intended learning outcomes
On completing this subject students will:
- acquire the skills and knowledge required for the completion and delivery of a research paper;
- learn how to communicate and deliver a research project effectively within an academic forum environment;
- understand the nature of contemporary music research and the academic research environment including the development of chosen topic, relevant areas of research, relation to delivery and presentation and the use of various audio/visual media and performance elements in presentation;
- be able to prepare, complete and deliver a research paper in an academic forum.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of research within their discipline;
- acquire relevant knowledge, discipline and skills as they relate to the practising musician and/or composer in an academic research environment;
- have reached a high level of achievement in problem solving and communication related to research and the completion of a research paper;
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
- have the capacity to engage, participate and deliver an academic research paper in an academic environment and/or forum.
Last updated: 29 July 2022