lecture one: COP3 aims
Theory - action - reflection
Students will develop a cohesive research project, with practical and textual outcomes, in response to a proposal developed during the
later stages of the Level 5 programme.
This module will require the students to organise and undertake a personal programme of in-depth critical research, to collate and present
a coherent written argument and related practical investigation based on analysis and evaluation, presented in the form of an extended
formal written study and related practice-based research.
The work undertaken will reveal the student’s appreciation and application of research approaches and methodologies.
method - a way of proceeding about something in a systematic or logical manner.
Methodology - The science of method, employed in a particular activity
A logical and predefined and systematic strategy by which to undertake a research project, including methods of evaluation, schedules and
knowledge and understanding
6A1: Demonstrate an independent critical understanding of the aesthetic, cultural, historical, technological, social, political or other
contexts relevant to individual subject disciplines.
6B1: Evidence the ability to use logic, reasoning and critical judgement to analyse ideas from a range of primary and
secondary sources, and employ critical and theoretical methodologies to evaluate examples from the relevant subject
C1: Evidence the capacity for undertaking a wide range of independent practical and theoretical research that demonstrates
an informed application of critical, effective and testable processes.
6D1: Organise, plan and effectively manage self-directed projects and communicate outcomes through written and other appropriate
6A1: Demonstrate an independent critical understanding of the aesthetic, cultural, historical, technological, social, political or other contexts
relevant to individual subject disciplines.
6A4: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the synthesis between the theoretical and practical contexts of their own creative
- All component parts of the project engaging in one complex, dynamic process
- Informed engagement
- The realisation of theory in, and through, practice
- CoP3 is a synthesised research project from the very beginning.