MUS3196 : Student Placement for Education in the Community

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


• To provide opportunities for engaged study
• To foster skills in music education and project development, bolstering the student’s portfolio of skills and knowledge
• To advance ICMuS’s strategy of engaged teaching, strengthening the student’s and the institution’s relationship with targeted partners representative of today’s social realities
• To advance the University’s engagement ethos as outlined in the document Vision 2021 A World-Class Civic University, in particular as relates to Social Renewal and Sustainability
• To invest resources in music education, thus contributing to the sustainability of the discipline at schools, with a view to long-term strengthening of ICMuS’s recruitment base.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module is a project based on independent study. Prior to any placement, students will receive in-house induction on specific aspects of community work and education specific to the placement’s target demographic. Thereafter the student will attend at the placement school, meeting the supervisor at ICMuS for monitoring on a fortnightly basis. Twice during the placement all the students will meet to share experiences.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning140:0040:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion641:0064:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture22:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work140:0040:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity62:0012:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study401:0040:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Employer-based learning will enable IKOs 1-4 and ISOs 1, 3, 5, 6, 7.
Project work will foster ISOs 3, 4, 5.
Independent study will promote IKOs 1-4 and ISOs 3, 4, 5.
Student-led group activity will practise ISOs 1-7.
Advance preparation will enable the student to perform in ‘Project work’ and ‘Student-led group activity’.
Lectures introduce students to key issues and approaches that will be developed in other teaching and experiential contexts.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Observ of prof pract12A30N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Research proposal1M20up to 1000 words
Report2A502500 words reflection on practice
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MCompletion of health and safety paperwork, including DBS application in early Semester 1.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The research proposal orients the student towards the practical placement and ensures that sufficient prior knowledge (from lectures and workshops) has been assimilated to ensure a successful placement.

Observation of professional practice allows students to be examined on the actual outcomes of their projects.

The report is an opportunity to answer research questions raised by the project, and allows for reflections on the practical work carried out.

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