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Theme 5: Creative and Aesthetic Pedagogies

Education is related to most areas within the disciplines of music and creative media. The development of research expertise in the field of education includes the creation of new methodologies characterised by theoretical innovation and new practical approaches. Research in this theme focuses on extending our understanding of how people acquire, develop creative skills and innovation. In recent years, researchers from across the disciplines of music and creative media have engaged with teaching and learning, games based learning and creative and aesthetic learning through their home institution and through interaction and collaboration with other institutions across Europe.

Many of our previous postgraduate dissertations have been based on music education and pedagogy-related areas. The development of research expertise in the field of education includes the creation of new methodologies characterised by theoretical innovation and new practical approaches. A formal partnership with Music Generation which has been established by the Institute will involve a high level of pedagogical research on vocal and instrumental teaching and the development of a master’s programme in this area of applied practice-based research.

A number of staff have undertaken MA qualifications in Teaching and Learning with projects that are discipline specific and contribute to the development and sustainability of research in music and creativity.

Areas of research interest and expertise include:

  • Innovative Methodologies for education,
  • Creative collaboration,
  • E-learning,
  • Research methodologies (practice-based research, phenomenology, ethnographies, narrative analysis)
  • Game-Based Learning (GBL)