MCH8550 : Working on a Project in the Museums Sector
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Ms Gayle Meikle
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The aim of the module is to provide students with opportunities to put into practice the theory and skills they are developing on the programme through developing museum projects hosted by TWAM. The module aims to assist students to make the transition from being students to becoming better equipped to develop their personal professional portfolios for career advancement.
Outline Of Syllabus
This practice-based module allows students in small teams to work on museum-based projects designed through discussions with academic staff and staff at TWAM. Projects may include, for example: planning museum/gallery/heritage management provision; preparing a collections policy and plan; developing a communications and interpretation strategy; designing an exhibition and producing an exhibition brief; designing a learning programme with supporting materials. In this module students will build on the knowledge and skills outcomes developed in the other modules of the programme. The module provides students with opportunities for gaining practice-based team-work experiences, which will benefit them in terms of employability in the museum sector after completion. During the module, students will be expected to reflect on the learning experiences and acquisition of knowledge and skills, which they can then use to shape their future career aspirations.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||2:00||2:00||Initial module introduction|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||62:00||62:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||5||1:00||5:00||Lectures on museum curatorship|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||6||3:00||18:00||Small-group work on museum projects|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||3||2:00||6:00||Progress workshops|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||1:00||1:00||Initial module introduction|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||8:00||8:00||Site Visit|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||2||4:00||8:00||Site Visits|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||25||2:00||50:00||Off-site small-group work on projects|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Students will experience scheduled learning and teaching activities, however, the majority of their learning on this module comes from guided interdependent small-group study. The scheduled time is mixed between one-hour lectures on museum curatorship, and two-hour workshops and three-hour practicals, where students will work in small groups on a museum project. This balance between theory and practical sessions will allow students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to make the transition from being students to becoming better equipped to develop their personal professional portfolios for a career foundation and/or advancement.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Design/Creative proj||2||A||30||This will be a group mark for the outcome of each small-group teams' projects.|
|Report||2||A||70||Self-reflective individual report on the project (2500 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The module is designed to allow students, working in small-group teams to complete small projects relevant to the Museum sector.
Formative assessment - each student is encouraged to keep a journal detailing their contribution to the group project and progress throughout the module. There are also multiple opportunities for the students to give peer feedback during the project process. Formative feedback will also be provided during the progress workshops by academic and professional staff.
The final summative module assessment is divided between a group-mark for the outcomes of the team’s museum project (30%), along with the submission of an individual report (70%).