Thursday 24 April 2014

CoP 3 Introduction

Introduction to CoP 3

What is COP 3?
A new module introduced in 2012/4
A common module across all the degrees at LCA
An academic module, designed to assess your intellectual engangement and theoretical understanding of your creative practice.
An individually driven, synthesised research project with interrelated practical and written elements.
Individually managed.

What isn't CoP 3?
A dissertation.
A dissertation with a related piece of practical work.
An academic module unrelated to studio concerns.
The same on every course.

Learning outcomes.
Cognitive skills.
Practical and professional skills.
Key transferable skills.
Knowledge and understanding

All component parts of the project engaging in one complex, dynamic something.

CoP 3 Proposal Form.
Kick starts the module.
Makes you consider all aspects of your project in detail.
Allow you to receive focused feedback before Summer.
Allows staff to consider the viability of your research.
Download from the CoP2 section of your course Estudio.
Complete the form and submit to Drop-box on Estudio.
Try to complete in as much detail as possible.
A detailed form will probably mean better feedback.

Subject of contextual research already undertaken.
List Context of Practice 1 and 2 essay titles/topics.
This work may appear on...

Aim and Objective for CoP3.
Try to define a subject.
Be as specific as you possibly can.
Think about it, then be more specific again.

What research need to be undertaken?
What factors sit 'behind' your chosen subject?
How have historical, cultural, social, technological, economical, political and other factors influenced it?
Who are they key figures within my chosen topic?
What is the specific history of my chosen subject?
Is my subject culturally specific> If so, why?
Are there dominant or prevailing attitudes that inform my subject?

What approaches will you take to the research project? Processes? Materials? Methods?
How will you approach your chosen subject?
What sort of questions will you ask? why?

Method - a way of proceeding about something in a systematic or logical manner.

Some Methodologies.
Gender Studies
Reflective Practice
Discourse analysis
Queer theory
Empirical Investigation
Data Collection
Participant Observation


What approach will you take and processes, methods, materials, and tools are to be involved in research into your practice?
Research conducted 'through' practice.
'Thinking through doing'.
Reflective Practice.
What effect do changing the materials that you use have on the end result.
What factors could disrupt your creative practice?

What preparation or investigations do you need to undertake for your creative practice to take place?
How will you go about investigating my chosen subject?
No, I said "How?"
Think about it...
Do you have to research into methods of research?
Do you need to research into materials?
How do you improve your research skills?
How do you maximise the effectiveness of your research?

What research do you need to undertake regarding your is for?
Who is your research for?
What professional contexts could your research be aimed at?
What specific organisations could use your research and how?
How would your tone of voice (visual or written) change if you targeted your research at a different audience?
Does your work challenge existing knowledge in the field?

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