This module is designed to introduce the principles and practice of community music with children and young people; to give opportunities to gain practical working experience in learning/workshop setting with fellow students and to support the development of a range of employability skills.
Specific aims are for students to:
- Develop knowledge and critical understanding of the field of Community Music, key theoretical ideas and its value in society today
- Develop knowledge and understanding of safeguarding practices and ethics in relation to community music with children and young people
- Develop the necessary skills to facilitate creative music-making with children and young people in the community
- Devise an original workshop with a specific group, culminating in an opportunity to deliver this to fellow students
- Develop professional values and attitudes
- Develop a critical, enquiring and reflective approach to their work (i.e. both reflection-in-action and reflection afterwards)
This course includes the option for students to submit work for assessment and achieve a credit-rated module. The credit-rated assessments are optional.
The course consists of 30 contact hours as well as additional independent study. It is worth 10 SCQF credits (at level 8) and 5 ECTS credits. You will be assessed through a Observation of Working Practice (50%) and a Presentation Assessment (50%).
Please see Course Outline for further information regarding the course and assessment.
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