POLIFONIA – Music (2004-2014)

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Project title: POLIFONIA Thematic Network for Music

Coordinating institution: European Association of Conservatoires

Dates: 1 October 2004 – 30 September 2007 (featuring Tuning working group); 1 October 2007 – 30 September 2010; 1 October 2011 – 30 September 2014

Participant countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA

Subject area(s): Music

Project objectives:
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1) To study issues connected to the Bologna Declaration Process, such as the development of learning outcomes for 1st (Bachelor), 2nd (Master) and 3rd cycle studies through the “Tuning” methodology, the use of credit point systems, curriculum development, mobility of students and teachers, and internal quality assurance in the field of music in higher education.
2) To collect information on levels of music education other than the 1st and 2nd study cycles; in particular pre-college training and 3rd cycle (Doctorate/PhD) studies in the field of music.
3) To explore international trends and changes in the music profession and their implications for professional music training.

Project website: http://www.polifonia-tn.org/

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Outcomes in terms of documents and publications:

book_whiteA review of the existing AEC Learning Outcomes document according to the ‘Tuning’ template containing a comparison of the learning outcomes with the ‘Dublin Descriptors and a connection to credit points

[not available online at the moment]

book_blackA Handbook for the Implementation and Use of Credit Points in Higher Music Education

[exists in English - German - French but is not available online at the moment]

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book_blackA Handbook on Curriculum Design and Development in Higher Music Education

[exists in English - German - French - Polish but is not available online at the moment]

book_blackA Handbook for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Music Education

[exists in English - German - French - Polish - Italian  but is not available online at the moment]

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RefMusic_EUReference Points for the Design and Delivery of Degree Programmes in Music

English - FrenchGerman

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To find out more about how this project used the Tuning methodology, check the Tuning Research section of the website or contact us directly.

Maria

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