Tuesday, March 23-24, 2015
Session 9: Tuesday 11:30 Riverside West
Moderator: Keith Hatschek
Associate Professor, Music
Berklee College of Music
Re-Viewing Competency Based Education
and Assessing Institutional
The purpose of this
highly discussion driven/group activity session is:
To investigate and analyze existing frameworks utilizing Competency
Based Education (CBE) within higher education settings.
To construct an acceptable definition and measurement for
determining the effectiveness of CBE within Music Education programs.
To identify critical areas for assessing institutional readiness to
begin CBE initiatives.
To outline common challenges in designing and delivering a competency
based common body of knowledge, including competency based degree
options and related business models.
To present a prototype that can be adapted by institutions as a
framework for CBE, looking at three interdependencies: Preparation,
Construction, and Sustainability.
To propose the formation of a MEIEA ‘working group/committee’ on CBE,
for follow-up collaborative research and presentations. The committee’s
purpose would be to create common understanding about CBE practices in
better meeting the learning needs of greater numbers of students from
all backgrounds, while ensuring quality, program rigor, and enhancing
real-world demonstrable outcomes.
Head of Music & Event Management
Linnaeus University School of
Business & Economics, Sweden
Mu:Zone IBBC Hammelburg: The
Hammelburg Business Game
“I’ve learned more during these five days than during the past year,
not only about the music business but also about myself, how I cope
under stress and how I handle hard decision-making on the fly” –
Anonymous student from the business game 2013.
Celebrating its 10
year anniversary the Mu:Zone International Band & Business Camp is
an unique learning experience for participating students and even
staff. It’s hosted by PopAkademie Baden-Württemberg in collaboration
with music & music business educators primarily from the United
Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, U.S.A., Belgium, Ireland and Sweden.
Starting out as a European Union funded project and part of the Mu:Zone
network in 2005 the idea was to bring students studying music and music
business from different parts of Europe together for a week and by that
creating a platform for learning, creativity, entrepreneurship and
networking. While there are in total approximately 120 students and
staff working together in a former monastery in Hammelburg, Bavaria
Germany (today the Bayerische Musikakademie) for a week it can be
divided into two major parts, however naturally connected. On the one
hand there is a band camp with musicians working together creating and
performing music and on the other hand a business game consisting of 25
students working around the clock in a simulation for several days.
This paper sets out to give insights in the business game part of the
sometimes referred as “The Hammelburg Experience” with a certain focus
on the practice of creating and running a major simulation for
educational purposes, the basic setup and the learning objectives and
outcomes. Furthermore, I intend to give my experiences and impressions
as a business game coach for the past five years and the impact of
having a practicum curriculum as a complement to otherwise theory