The MLI workshop covers every aspect of the MLI: understanding the IB definition of culture, an extensive list of world music resources, understanding and choosing musical links, media format ideas, presentation ideas, timelines and examples of student worksheets. A comprehensive study of possible pieces will be included as well as corresponding analysis sheets which can be used for the MLI and the listening paper.
Module One – Musical Cultures and World Music Resources
- Musical Culture – The IB Definition
- Questions to Ask When Choosing Culture
- Guidelines for Choosing Pieces
- World Music Resources
Outcome of module 1
At the end of this module teachers will be able to distinguish between appropriate musical cultures and assist students with selecting music of distinct musical cultures as a basis for the writing of the musical links investigation. This module also includes a detailed reference of world music resources to assist teachers in locating suitable world music pieces.
Module Two – The Musical Link
- What is a Musical Link?
- What is not a Musical Link?
- Unsuitable Musical Links
- Assessing the Link
- Musical Link Identification
- Venn Diagram (RESOURCE SECTION)
- Musical Links Summary Sheet
Outcome of module 2
At the end of this module teachers will be able to define appropriate musical links, distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate musical links, and devise a process to identify musical links.
Module Three – Analysis and Comparison of Musical Elements
- Why Analyze?
- IB Definition of Musical Analysis
- Identify Musical Links
- Discuss Interrelationships
- Cite Musical Examples
- Analysis Charts
- ME ME HA ME FA STY CO
- Venn Diagram
- IBDP Microanalysis Guide
- ME ME HA ME FA STY CO Narrative Format
- Style Analysis Chart
- Analysis Practice
Outcome of module 3
At the end of this module teachers will be able to define the tasks and use a variety of methodologies and templates required to complete a detailed analysis.
Module Four – The Research Process: Citing Sources, Outlines, Plagiarism
- Role of the Teacher and Assessment
- The Research Process
- Contextual Information
- Locate primary and secondary sources
- Creating the Preliminary Bibliography
- Formatting the Bibliography and Discography
- Drafting an Outline
Outcome of module 4
At the end of this module teachers will understand the role of the teacher and the research process required for the MLI. Teachers will locate sources, create outlines, format bibliographies and discographies and draft outlines. There will also be a unit on plagiarism which can be used with students.
Module Five – Media Script Format and Presentation Tools
- Media Script Format Options
- Presentation Tools
- Musical Notation
- Charts, Diagrams, and Picture
- Word Count
Outcome of module 5
At the end of this module teachers will have explored and discussed the strengths of different format options. Presentation tools are discussed and numerous examples given for musical notation, charts, diagrams and pictures. Teachers are given ideas on how to record the optional CD and an overview on the required word length.
Module Six – Teaching the MLI: Timeline, Worksheets, Checklists and Assessment
- Tasks and Timelines for the MLI
- When to Begin
- Student Guides/Worksheets
- Student Guide – Selecting Pieces
- Writing the Analysis
- Musical Analysis Links and Differences
- Drafting your own student guide
- Creating a Personalized MLI Checklist
Outcome of module 6
At the end of this module teachers will devise personalized worksheets to assist their students with the development of the MLI and draft a timeline which best suits the needs of the students in their programs. Teachers will assess sample MLI’s and discuss assessment.