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MU5526: EQUALITY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH MUSIC (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:27


Course Overview

This course will empower students to engage proactively with the complex social and political concepts, theories and perspectives around equality, equity and social justice. 

 The first part of the course will develop a knowledge and understanding of the range of terminology, concepts, theories, and perspectives connected with this area of study, using the 2010 Equality Act as an overarching framework. This will be undertaken through the study of relevant academic literature and participatory activities.  

The second part of the course will demonstrate how these concepts, theories and perspectives can be applied to the student’s understanding of their individual musical practice(s).  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Christopher Gray

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The student experience is built around a participatory approach to learning and teaching, incorporating Contact time with lecturers (lectures, seminars and workshops), self-direct study and practical vocational experiences.

Throughout the course students will be asked to undertake a variety of formative tasks including: self-directed research, reading and writing, as well as practical activities and online collaborations.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Choice of: composition portfolio, performance, essay, presentation, workshop.

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 41 Feedback Weeks 44

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Feedback

This Coursework assessment provides freedom of choice for each student dependent on their distinctive musical practice (composer, performer, musicologist, teacher, community musician). There will be a range of options available: composition portfolio, performance, essay, presentation, workshop. Parameters will be set for each of the five options to ensure parity in assessment load/requirement and marking. A range of second markers will be used to ensure fairness in the marking process.
Additional detail on assessment parameters is as follows:
Composition: 12 - 14 minutes, 1500 word reflective narrative
Performance: 15 - 17 minutes, 1000 reflective narrative
Essay: 6000 words
Presentation: 50 minutes
Workshop: minimum 2 hrs engagement, lesson plan, and 1500 word reflective narrative
Or a combination of the above in consultation with the Course Coordinator

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseManage complex ethical issues in accordance with current professional and ethical codes or practices.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate how the musician applies a critical awareness and detailed knowledge and understanding of terminology and conventions in a range of academic and practical settings.
ReflectionAnalyseDemonstrate and work with extensive, detailed knowledge and understanding in one or more specialisms, much of which is at, or informed by, developments at the forefront of the field.
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate the ability to identify and integrate the principal areas, features, boundaries, terminology and conventions of this course into your individual field of musical study or practice.
ReflectionEvaluateDevelop original and creative responses to problems and issues whilst working with others to bring about change and development or new thinking.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Choice of: composition portfolio, performance, essay, presentation, workshop.

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 47 Feedback Weeks 49

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Feedback

This Coursework assessment provides freedom of choice for each student dependent on their distinctive musical practice (composer, performer, musicologist, teacher, community musician). There will be a range of options available: composition portfolio, performance, essay, presentation, workshop. Parameters will be set for each of the five options to ensure parity in assessment load/requirement and marking. A range of second markers will be used to ensure fairness in the marking process.
Additional detail on assessment parameters is as follows:
Composition: 12 - 14 minutes, 1500 word reflective narrative
Performance: 15 - 17 minutes, 1000 reflective narrative
Essay: 6000 words
Presentation: 50 minutes
Workshop: minimum 2 hrs engagement, lesson plan, and 1500 word reflective narrative
Or a combination of the above in consultation with the Course Coordinator

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate how the musician applies a critical awareness and detailed knowledge and understanding of terminology and conventions in a range of academic and practical settings.
ReflectionAnalyseDemonstrate and work with extensive, detailed knowledge and understanding in one or more specialisms, much of which is at, or informed by, developments at the forefront of the field.
ReflectionEvaluateDevelop original and creative responses to problems and issues whilst working with others to bring about change and development or new thinking.
ProceduralAnalyseManage complex ethical issues in accordance with current professional and ethical codes or practices.
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate the ability to identify and integrate the principal areas, features, boundaries, terminology and conventions of this course into your individual field of musical study or practice.

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