Please note that there will be TWO seminars on Monday 6th; details of the other seminar to follow
Music Education Special Interest Group
Research Seminar Announcement
'Taking Race Live': creating an inclusive music curriculum
Dr Helen Julia Minors, Kingston University, London
Date: Monday 6th November 2017
Time: 4.30 – 5.30 pm
Further details from David Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome
In response to constructing an inclusive music curriculum in HE, the funded project "Taking Race Live" (2014-2017) seeks to positively validate students' prior experience while enhancing their engagement through a variety of student-led trips, practical learning, and critical discussion of issues central to employability skills. Appointing student partners, the project worked on a principal of distributed leadership, to encourage students to learn a wide range of skills encompassing people-event-time management, which we hoped would impact positively on students' confidence, resilience and sense of inclusion.
Kingston University has a KPI regarding the BAME attainment gap. The work of this project demonstrates, through qualitative/quantitative analysis, that an inclusive curriculum and research with student partners is able to produce significant results. The qualitative feedback conveys a wide variety of benefits regarding employment and critical thinking. This project runs in collaboration between Music and Sociology (to 2016), and has been expanded to encompass both TV and Dance (2016-2017) in order to demonstrate how the methods of the project can be expanded university-wide. Having won the University's "Rose Award" for "Teaching, Learning and Assessment Research" (October 2016), the project has received wide recognition. Initial results were presented as part of the Higher Education Race Action Group (2016), ISME (2016), and used as a HEFCE case study (2015). Now ready to present qualitative/quantitative results of a longitudinal student of level 5 music students, the student focus groups, student data (including retention and retention) and wider staff-student feedback offer significant insights into constructing and applying an inclusive curriculum. This paper critically questions and demonstrates an inclusive HE music curriculum. It concludes with actions for the current academic year and suggestions for the wider HE music context.
Dr. Helen Julia Minors is Head of Department of Music and Associate Professor of Music at Kingston University, London. She is currently the elected chair of the National Association for Music in Higher Education. She has published widely including: Music, Text and Translation (Bloomsbury 2013); book chapters in Bewegungen zwischen Hören und Sehen. Denkbewegungen über Bewegungskünste (Verlag Koenigshausen Neumann 2012), Musique française: esthétique et identité en mutation 1892-1992 (Delatour 2012), Erik Satie: Art, Music and Literature (Ashgate 2013), The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research (Routledge 2016), Opera and Translation: Eastern and Western Perspectives (John Benjamins 2017) and Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture (Routledge 2017); and articles in Opera Quarterly (2006), Dance Research (2009), Ars Lyrica (2011), Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique (2012), Choreologica: The Journal of European Association of Dance Historians (2013) and London Review of Education (2017). Funded research projects have included: Translating Music Network (AHRC 2013-2014) and Taking Race Live (Access Funding 2015-2017).