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Teaching and Learning

Provide an innovative environment to educate students who will shape as well as adapt to the future

Teaching and Learning

Provide an innovative environment to educate students who will shape as well as adapt to the future

  1. Promote a student-centred, evidence-based focus in the education we offer
  2. Expand opportunities for community engagement within the curriculum
  3. Train and educate students to develop transferable skills to succeed in a rapidly changing world

This direction aligns with the Schulich School of Music value of creativity and innovativeness. We encourage imagination and rigour in our teaching, research and performance, seeking creative ways to sustain traditional practices while pursuing new paths.

Tracking success

Complete

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  • Hire a senior, tenure-stream faculty member with expertise in leading innovative pedagogy in higher education to help the School to implement teaching and learning enhancement goals. (3: Curriculum) Prof. Creech joined the School in August 2020.

 

In progress

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  • Conduct a survey of alumni to gather data on their post-graduation activities, and the knowledge, skills, attributes they have found most useful from their music education. (1: Student-centered education) Survey development in 2020; Deployment and report in 2021.
  • Develop pathways for instructors to exchange and share information about teaching and pedagogy. (1: Student-centered education) Establish structure in Fall 2020; Implement in 2021.
  • Assign a tenure-stream faculty member to oversee/coordinate the internship program. (3: Transferable skills) Planning in progress as of Fall 2020.
  • Assign a tenure-stream faculty member to oversee & coordinate the Entrepreneurship program and MUPD curriculum. (3: Transferable skills) Planning in progress as of Fall 2020.
  • Review and revise MUPD 135 and 235 curricula to meet program learning outcomes and to include alumni as student mentors. (3: Transferable skills) Black alumni included as MUPD 135 lecturers in 2020/21 and will engage as mentors in the McGill Black Mentorship Program; Curricular review in discussion.

In discussion

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  • Provide pedagogical training and support for faculty members to redesign existing courses to purposefully include active learning components for students. (1: Student-centered education)
  • Conduct a pilot project where existing performance and research courses are redesigned using a learning outcomes model. (1: Student-centered education)
  • Define the learning outcomes for the School’s undergraduate programs. (1: Student-centered education)
  • Define the learning outcomes for the School’s graduate programs. (1: Student-centered education)
  • Promote opportunities for community engagement in existing courses through outreach and research that involves the community. (2: Community engagement)
  • Review and revise model for internships (supervising, grading, etc.) and system for communicating internship opportunities to students. (3: Transferable skills)
  • Increase number of SSoM-established professional internship/apprenticeship opportunities for students, and communicate them effectively, e.g. OSM, OdeM, CBC. (3: Transferable skills)
  • Reimagine the purpose and structure of the Faculty Program. (3: Transferable skills)
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