EDM092-Music making: Leadership in School and Community

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Rebecca Berkley

Email: r.m.berkley@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module will explore aspects of musical leadership in educational settings through a combination of practical workshops which will develop your classroom musicianship, theoretical investigation and review of classroom practice. Students undertake a group research project leading to the assignment.


  • To explore collaborative projects, performance practices and ensemble music making in school and community, from the perspective of the amateur and the professional musician
  • To develop skills of communication and leadership in music practitioners

Assessable learning outcomes:
Demonstrate a clear sense of the issues around music making, in both formal and informal settings
Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between planning and successful implementation in collaborative projects
Demonstrate awareness of the role of music making in the promotion of musical learning

Additional outcomes:
The module aims to encourage students to develop communication and presentation skills and to become independent in their thinking and analysis. Contribution to seminars will not be assessed but each student is expected to take an active role in seminars generally and to contribute one prepared presentation on a topic to be agreed with the tutor.

Outline content:
The module has four main strands:

  • The context of arts and education
  • Development, planning and evaluation
  • Inclusion in music making
  • Leadership and facilitation

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Tutor led lectures and seminars
Independent study
Studen presentations
practical workshops

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 15
Tutorials 1
Practicals classes and workshops 14
Guided independent study 170
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:
One assignment equivalent of 5,000 words. The topic and title will be negotiated with the module convenor.

Formative assessment methods:
Students will give a short presentation to the class on their draft assignment, they will engage in peer review and the tutor will provide feedback during class and tutorial.

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmission within one month of notification of failure

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books: There are no required texts for this module. Most items on the suggested reading list will be available via the University Library.
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 20 April 2018


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