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Sunday, 27 November 2016

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Thornberry on Andrew Marr

Emily Thornberry on Brexit and Fidel Castro

Andrew Marr spoke to Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry.

Release date: 

Duration: 

11 minutes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04j3jf0

Thornberry - asks "What is the definition of a worker?" for the EU and what the freedom of movement of workers really means... also link the economy to skills

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Drafts into Paula for feedback - commenting on blogs

Good luck everyone on the drafting process - for those who have me as tutor - it is coming that time to send me a copy of your draft for written comments - then I like to have a tutorial if possible to discuss the feedback.

We cannot go to each blog for comments but I am swinging around for my 3rd time now.
Can everyone else please visit others blogs leave comments as we go into the home stretch.
The schedule is on this blog as well...

All the blog addresses are at this link on my blog
http://paulanottingham.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/bapp-arts-blog-addresses-autumn-2016-17_46.html



SCHEUDLE for submission 6th January 2017
http://paulanottingham.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/bapp-arts-scehdule-repeated-and.html

Friday, 25 November 2016

Module 2 slides for Session 3 24.11.16 and 25.11.16

We had some very good discussions for this planning module - sorry the slides are so long - take what you need!

I am thinking about apple pie - so combined this with the idea that you only need a slice for the inquiry - so take on a topic that you can do during Module 3. Preparation is key!

Please see the blogs of Lois-May, Laura, Lizzie, Victoria, Lawrence, Ben, Megan, Lauren, Chloe and Kristina!!!

Added link:
http://lizziebell92.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/module-2-breeze-session-with-paula.html



Final Module 2 WBS 3630 24.11.16 from Paula Nottingham

FYI you can download slides at any time form Slideshare 

Module 2 drafts - Week 10 for Paula

DRAFT for Moude 2 are due for Paula as per the Handbook:

This is repeated for the Handbook:

Module 2

Duration and feedback


These tasks should be carried out during teaching weeks 7-10 and formative feedback up to end of week 10 via staff Blogs will be given by the academic tutors.  (also as emails)  Send in drafts to your tutor by the end of Week 10 for written feedback professional inquiry plans.

Outline of the Inquiry Plan


You also need to submit: 
·      Your Critical Reflection (500 words) as an Appendix

·      Ethics Release form (this may be online this year)

·      Employer/Professional Support form

·      Award Specialism Title form 
ALSO  you can mock up your BAPP Arts Consent and your Information sheet for your inquiry - all the forms are up on My Learning - send drafts in when you sen drafts to your tutor!

ADDED - YES SEND IN DRAFT OF THE FORMS FOR YOUR TUTOR

RSVP Module 3 follow-up discussion artefact/oral presentation

Adesola has a session tonight for Module 3 at 8pm for the Artefact and oral presentation (sign up on her blog) so I would recommend attending this session!

This was a follow-up session for next week - please let me know if anyone needs a day session on Friday or Wed.

Module 3: Discussion of previous artefacts/ oral presentations (Paula)
FRIDAY 2nd December 8pm http://breeze.mdx.ac.uk/bapparts/ join this url. 
RSVP in the comments of the post on Paula’s blog. You will need headphones to use this system – if problems occur will move to Skype for discussion.

thanks Charnelle for the day clarification - it is scheduled for Friday the 2nd December - tell me if people need a daytime session please?

Monday, 21 November 2016

Sunday, 20 November 2016

All modules: blogs and drafts due dates for feedback

I have this week as week 9 of the BAPP Arts 12 weeks.

I will swing around the blogs this Friday. I hope to speak to M1 on Monday and M2 Thursday or Friday during the sessions (see other blogs for times).

M3 I am working on slides for next week but send me an email with any updates please!
Don't forget the literature!!! LOOK AT the slideshasre I have put up previosuly this study period.

Check when drafts are due - negotiation is useful depending on your circumstances - we like to do all written feedback before the university Xmas break. If I am you tutor send me an email or call or Skype me.

ROL
I need to get you back your area drafts and you need to start the essay and send that to me.

Module 1
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Duration of study time and feedback

Teaching weeks 7 - 9
Formative feedback up to week 9 via tutor and student blogs.  Send draft versions of ‘Critical Reflection’ to your academic tutor by the end of Week 9 for formative written feedback.

or week 10 if you are still working on this - slideshares will be going up this week so you may need a bit more time...


 Module 2
 

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Duration and feedback




These tasks should be carried out during teaching weeks 7-10 and formative feedback up to end of week 10 via staff Blogs will be given by the academic tutors.  (also as emails)  Send in drafts to your tutor by the end of Week 10 for written feedback professional inquiry plans.
 
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Outline of the Inquiry Plan




Use the following headings in bold for your inquiry plan and discuss:



·      Title of the Professional Inquiry (a working title of your inquiry)

·      Context of the Inquiry (what is your professional practice and why is this inquiry meaningful to you within your professional practice)

·      Aims / Objectives (Aims: what outcomes do you plan to achieve; Objectives: what are you are actually going to do in the inquiry/possible outcomes?)

·      Rationale and Inquiry Question(s) (what are you trying to find out more about and how will this improve your practice)

·      Literature, art work and Ideas (What are the existing ideas, discussions and thoughts about the area or topic of your inquiry?)

·      Inquiry tools & Ethical consent/permissions (What data collecting tools will you use and why? use your experience piloting inquiry tool to explain why you think these are appropriate. Explanations should relate to the Ethic Release form and Employer/Professional Support forms you will submit about your inquiry)

·      Approach to analysis (how will you think through the information you will collect in the inquiry. That is how will you find a relationship or draw conclusions between the existing ideas, your experience and data you collect)

·      Resources (What are the resources needed to carry out the inquiry)

·      Schedule of activities

·      Conclusion (overview of the whole inquiry – who, what, why and when)



You also need to submit:

·      Your Critical Reflection (500 words) as an Appendix

·      Ethics Release form (this may be online this year)

·      Employer/Professional Support form

·      Award Specialism Title form 

ALSO  you can mock up your BAPP Arts Consent and your Information sheet for your inquiry - all the forms are up on My Learning - send drafts in when you sen drafts to your tutor!

ADDED - YES SEND IN DRAFT OF THE FORMS FOR YOUR TUTOR

Module 3

I also like to get drafts of the artefact planning as well if I am your tutor.

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Week 9
Send to tutor drafts of your Critical Review (Introduction, Evaluation, Analysis and Critical Reflection) for written feedback.  Written feedback from tutor continued in Week 10. Blog.

Week 10
Continue blogging and oral formative feedback.   Blog.

Week 11
Continue blogging and oral formative feedback (i.e. artefact).

Week 12
Continue blogging and oral formative feedback (tutors do not give written feedback in the final week). Continue to blog about learning and oral presentation, ending with a final summary blog.

Friday, 18 November 2016

URGENT new dates for Module 2 Session 3 - RSVP

Apologies everyone - something has come up and I need to change the Tuesday 22nd November.

I need to reschedule this session and can do extra time to address the change.

I can now host sessions about the tools and planning:
 

Thursday 24th 8pm
Friday 25th at 12noon.
  
Can everyone RSVP in the comments? 

(if the 8pm time is not good - please let me know if Wed 8pm or Friday 8pm are better.)


WE will start on the adobe connect You will need headphones to use this system
Session 3: ONLINE BAPP Arts Meeting Room http://breeze.mdx.ac.uk/bapparts/ join this url.

 – if problems occur will move to Skype for discussion. I can share my screen on Skype - if that is what people prefer (I will be on skype and email for contact)

so have you Skype updated so you can do group calls please!!

See you there - very helpful for a talk about what you need to do for Module 2.
 

Monday 21st November Module 1 Part 3 RSVP sign up

9th WEEK of 21st November
Module 1: Part 3: The Networked Professional (Paula)
Monday 21st November 8pm, Session 3: ONLINE BAPP Arts Meeting Room http://breeze.mdx.ac.uk/bapparts/ join this url. 

Please RSVP in the comments to let me know you are coming!

You will need headphones to use this system – if problems occur will move to Skype for discussion. Please have you Skype up to date for a group session! 

Thank you everyone!


Monday, 14 November 2016

Arts-based research Campus Session 11th November


Arts-based Research

This campus session the theme was abut using art-based research for BAPP Arts - connecting with previous studies but also using a wider brief of arts-related sources and ideas to think about planning and doing the inquiry (ideas for this can begin in Module 1). I brought in a variety of sources as examples.

Please look at the blogs for Lizzie (M2) Charnelle (M3) Tom  (M3) Lily (M3) Victoria (M2) and on skype Taz (M2) Megan (M2) and Lucy (M1).

Added links
https://victoriamayvickers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/campus-session-111116-with-paula_16.html
http://tomhullyer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/the-all-module-campus-session-111116.html
https://charnellelatouche.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/friday-campus-session.html?showComment=1480184324032#c126920610514584494

Leavy's definition of arts-based research:

Arts-based research practices area a set of methodological tools used by researched across disciplines during all phases of social research , including data generation, analysis , interpretation , and representation . These emerging tools adapt the tenets of the creative arts in order to address social research questions in holistic and engaged ways in which theory ad practice are intertwined. Arts-based practices draw on literary writing, music, dance, performance, visual art, film and other mediums. Representational forms include by are not limited to short stories., novels, experimental writing forms, graphic novels, comics, poems. parables, collages, paintings, drawings sculpture, 3-D art , quilts and needlework, performance scripts, theatrical performances, dances, films, and songs and musical scores (2015, p. 4).

Leavy also explains that transdisciplinarity in the Essentials of Trandisciplinary Research (2011) - this is not unrelated to arts-based research but perhaps extends how research and scholarship might benefits others. Lizzie found this paragraph particularly helpful...

What is Transdisciplinarity?
Transdisciplinarity is an approach to conducting social reserach that involves synergistic collaboration beween two or more disciplines with high levels of integration between the disciplinary sets of knowledge. Transdsiciplinary research practices are issue-or problem-centred and prioritize the problem at the centre of the research over discipline -specific concerns, theories or methods. Transdisciplinary resarch is responsive to (public) needs. Methodologically, transdisiplainrity research follows responsive or iterative methodologies and requires innovations, creativity, and flexibility and often employs participatory research design strategies. Transdisiplinarity has the potential to greatly enhance public scholarship.

I also introduced a source from media research.
In1964 Marsahll McLuhan wrote about the 'medium is the message' talking about things like the new cultural environment invented by television and our awareness in negotiating this environments - think media and the latest televised political campaigns...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImaH51F4HBw

We talked about the putting the knowledge into a current context - I described a story recenlty told to bme about the success of the recent production of Sweeney Todd that went from the Tooting Arts Centre to the West End and now Broadway.
http://www.tootingartsclub.co.uk/projects/sweeney-todd-west-end/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/23/theater/british-production-of-sweeney-todd-to-set-up-shop-off-broadway.html?_r=0

Activism

We also talked about how arts-based research could relate to social and cultural critiques using activism - e.g. stereotyping, scapegoating, politics (local, national and international).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32810887













Ideas from cultural criticism should not be used to prove something - but to understand the world in which we live and the the context for the coursework on BAPP Arts and did a few collective mind maps.





SHORT FILM SUMMARISING THE SESSION

see link ont he BAPPMDX Youtube
https://youtu.be/oCdYXqER-oA

other sources on the day - sorry - will tidy these up later if I can...
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Patricia Leavy 2015 Method Meets Art
The Essentials of Transdisicplinary Reserah
Patricia Leavy

Mendelowitz drawing- use drawing for reflective practice!

The Theory of the Avant-garde Renatol Poggiolit- inventing new art - think of your generation

Fit to dance Dance UK
how to conduct how to conduct a practice based study problems and methods Silvia Gherhardi
Merleau-ponty phenomenology and perception 1962 2002 translated by Colin Smith (Adesola introduced in our research for artefacts)

The diary of Frida Kahlo in intimate self-portrait Sarah M Lowe 1995

Being a dancer advice from dancers and choreographers Lyndsey Winship

Tharp, Twyla (2003)
The Creative Habit Learn It and Use It for Life

AMANS, D., 2013. Age and dancing: older people and community dance practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

AMANS, D., 2008. An introduction to community dance practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

PAYNE, H., 2006. Dance Movement Therapy. 2nd ed. edn. GB: Routledge Ltd.

Acting Through Song: Techniques and Exercises for Musical-Theatre Actors Paperback – 17 Jan 2013

Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course Paperback – 29 Oct 2015
You are here: Creating Musical Theatre

Creating musical theatre: conversations with Broadway directors and choreographers
Author: Lyn Cramer. Pages: 305 Publisher: Bloomsbury Us
Published: Jul 18, 2013


Metaphysics in Motion Sandra Fraleigh researching dance evolving modes of the enquiry edited by Sandra Haughton Fraleigh and Penelope Hanstein

Marshall McLuhan understanding media the extensions of man 1964
The art of dance in education Jacqueline Emma Smith-Autard but Second edition 2002 

ways are seeing John Berger BBC 1972

Native writers voices and power Kim SigafusLyle Earnst2012

Hegerty, John On creativity there are no rules Thames and Hudson

Tom's sources that Paula has now bought!
The actor and the target Declan Donnelan Second addition 2005
 the world and artists journal pages curated by Dawn Devries Sokol 2015

The cinema of Mike Leigh a sense of the real 2004 Gary Watson - a director with a difference

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Module 2 - what should you be doing?

This is coming form some very good questions people are asking me about where they are supposed to be right now on Module 2.

What am I supposed to submit for the Module?
the proposal or plan, the critical reflection, the 3 forms

Module 2 - use the outline of the plan in your handbook to start drafting what you need to do for the inquiry- review the handbook please as it does outline what you need to submit. We help with the drafts with written feedback.

Ethics forms?
We also help you with your ethics forms - do download these form the MyLearning WBS3630 WBS site and have a start on these forms as they are required by the university and are part of the thinking process.

Sessions?
The final session is about the tools/methods that will help you gather data for your inquiry.
There are blogs going up about the use of arts-based research your inquiry plan.

How do I draft the inquiry research plan?
Use the heading form the guide in the Handbook with headings - answer questions like:
What have other practitioners and experts said about your topic/area of interest?
Who do you need to talk to to find out what your want to know? e.g. professional actors....
How will you do this ? 30 minutes interview in person and on Skype
write this clearly this in your plan and the ethics form
Gain permission from the gatekeeper to do that if you work in a company e.g the Employer/professional support form.

BAPP Arts and workplace peer input - through the SIGS or special interest groups - who have you talked to about your work on the course? so you are an active part of this process (thank you Rebecca for this conversation)

Critical reflection - hopefully you are talking note of things in a journal - don't forget you can use visual audio and audio-visual - the journal can be in many forms.



Thursday, 10 November 2016

BAPP Arts scehdule repeated and submission for 6 January 2017

Hi everyone - here is the schedule for the later part of the course repeated.
Note:
BAPP Arts Submission Friday 6th of January 2017
Submission by 11:55/12pm – more information will be up on My Learning about the final submission. PAULA WILL ALSO SEND EMAILS OUT ABOUT THE SUBMISSION.
Oral Presentations (Module 3 ONLY)
19th January (Thursday) and 20th January (Friday) am and pm slots - Hendon Campus - Paula will contact Module 3 students about which day their presentation is scheduled. Everyone is welcome (all Modules) to come and support the Module 3 presenters.

7th WEEK of 7th November
Campus Session Friday 11 November 1- 4 pm at Hendon (Paula).
There will be a post announcing this session on Paula’s blog. RSVP in the comments of the post on Paula’s blog.
All campus sessions at our Hendon campus – WG50 for 11 November from 1pm till 4pm - this is in the Williams building– if in doubt ask at the Main Reception when you arrive. These campus sessions will run on a theme that will be useful to all the modules with thoughtful group exercises that will help you think/do.
8th WEEK of 14th November
9th WEEK of 21st November
Module 1: Part 3: The Networked Professional (Paula)
Monday 21st November 8pm, Session 3: ONLINE BAPP Arts Meeting Room http://breeze.mdx.ac.uk/bapparts/ join this url. There will be a post announcing this session so RSVP in the comments of that post on Paula’s blog. You will need headphones to use this system – if problems occur will move to Skype for discussion.
Module 2: Part 6: The Tools of Professional Inquiry (Paula)
Tuesday 22nd November, Session 3: ONLINE BAPP Arts Meeting Room http://breeze.mdx.ac.uk/bapparts/ join this url. There will be a post announcing this session so RSVP in the comments of that post on Paula’s blog. You will need headphones to use this system – if problems occur will move to Skype for discussion.
Module 3 Session 3: Part 7: The Professional Inquiry – Artefacts and Oral Presentation (Adesola) Friday 25th November 8pm Skype. There will be a post  announcing this session on Adesola’s blog. RSVP in the comments of the post on Adesola’s blog.
10th WEEK of 28th November                                      
IWBL Board of Studies (30th November 2016 1pm - 3pm) - you do not need to attend but send comments to your Student Voice Leader before the Board - Student Voice Leader TBC.
Module 3: Discussion of previous artefacts/ oral presentations (Paula)
Monday SORRY THIS IS FRIDAY 2nd December 8pm http://breeze.mdx.ac.uk/bapparts/ join this url.
RSVP in the comments of the post on Paula’s blog. You will need headphones to use this system – if problems occur will move to Skype for discussion. SEE POST
11th WEEK of 5th December
First Tuesday ‘Coffee shop’ chat (Adesola)
6th December Skype 10 am and 7pm. There will be a post announcing this session on Adesola’s blog. RSVP in the comments of the post on Adesola’s blog.
12th WEEK of 12th December – end of study period on Friday 16th December
BAPP Arts Submission Friday 6th of January 2017
Submission by 11:55/12pm – more information will be up on My Learning about the final submission.
Oral Presentations (Module 3 ONLY)
19th January (Thursday) and 20th January (Friday) am and pm slots - Hendon Campus - Paula will contact Module 3 students about which day their presentation is scheduled. Everyone is welcome (all Modules) to come and support the Module 3 presenters.
After Submission:
Posted on MyUniHub:
Tuesday 21 February 2017 Module Results Published (9 am)
Monday 27 February Progression Results Published (5 pm)
Monday 6th March Final Qualification results published (5pm)

A survivor's guide to the election

Here is a link - coping essential here!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37921356