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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PECI3704 Independent Practice

20 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Dr Tony Gardner
Email: T.P.Gardner@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

On this module, students negotiate a programme of independent work either individually or in small groups, building on knowledge and skills developed during previous levels as the basis for future employability and educational opportunities. The schedule of work typically involves studio-based investigation and/or work in the field, individual reading and research as well as self-directed group work, agreed via a formal Learning Agreement with supervising tutors.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to ...
negotiated a programme of independent research, creative investigation and/or performance work individually or within a small group, recorded in a formal Learning Agreement at the outset of the project to be undertaken;

built on knowledge and skills developed during previous levels as the basis for future employability and educational opportunities;

presented the outcomes of the independent practice in forms appropriate to the chosen area of enquiry, employing relevant and effective support materials and, where appropriate, technology.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
contextualise an independent programme of work with reference to an appropriate range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies;

evaluate the inter-relationships between independent practices and (i) those of the professional world; (ii) theoretical and critical perspectives;

understand the process of negotiating a project through a formal Learning Agreement, from initial aims through to the assessment of the final outcome;

reflect critically and report formally on the progress and execution of the work at key stages of the process.

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:

- extend and develop specialised competencies gained during previous levels of study within new and unfamiliar contexts;
- present the outcomes of an independent programme of work in forms appropriate to the chosen area of enquiry, employing relevant and effective support materials and, where appropriate, technology.


Syllabus

Under tutorial supervision, students will be required to explore a specified area of performance practice creatively, practically and critically, and to communicate the outcomes in an appropriate form of live presentation (which may include work in the field). Working in small groups or individually, students will choose an area of specialism or focused field of practical research from those introduced or developed during previous levels of study.

Students will negotiate with tutors, in the form of a written Learning Agreement, an appropriate programme of investigative independent study and creative work within their chosen area of study. Students' critical understanding of the field should be implicit in the design, form and style of the outcome, which may combine presentation, work demonstration and performance elements. Students will be expected to take individual responsibility for the selection of material and the timetable of work across the semester, including regular showings of works-in-progress to supervising tutors. Supporting documentation appropriate to the particular exercise, reflecting on the individual role, working process and achievement, will be required of all students.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment11.001.00
Group learning113.0033.00
Practical113.0033.00
Private study hours133.00
Total Contact hours67.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

33 hours self-directed time in groups
72 hours preparation for sessions and reflective writing, including engaging with relevant sources and preparing practical activities.
62 hours writing of the Learning Agreement and the material that will accompany the practical assignment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Negotiation of Learning Agreement
- Regular tutorial attendance and showings of work-in-progress
- Monitoring of Essay.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PracticalIndependent Practice80.00
Written WorkLearning Agreement20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Alternative assessment is set according to individual circumstances and approved by Exams Tutor and Pro-Dean for Student Education

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:43:25

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