I propose a hybrid talk-build session in which participants first work in small groups to design Problem-Based Learning [PBL] questions for core theory courses that (1) are outcome specific and involve (2) community engagement or (3) interdisciplinary cooperation. Then, after sharing these questions, participants discuss the costs and benefits of employing PBL and share solutions … Continue reading 2014 Session Proposal: Popping Bubbles: Interdisciplinary and Outreach-oriented Problem Based Learning
I propose a talk session in which we discuss the possibility of interdisciplinary courses that incorporate music theory. What kinds of courses are possible? What kinds of students would we want to bring together? Do they require team teaching? How does one sell the idea to the dept. chair or dean? I just finished teaching … Continue reading 2014 Session Proposal: Interdisciplinary Courses
In this build session, I would like everyone to discuss and compile some authentic problems where students need to use the training they receive in their theory classes in order to achieve a successful outcome. An example problem is a project that I call “A day in the life of a Forensic Musicologist.” Where student groups serve as expert … Continue reading 2014 Session Proposal: And this is why you need theory!
I propose a talk session in which we discuss how analytical papers can fit into the flipped music theory classroom. Writing analytical papers is traditionally treated as a high-level application of analytical skills that happens outside of the classroom, often with little feedback during the writing process. Individual students often struggle with different aspects of … Continue reading Session Proposal: Flipping the Analytical Paper