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Dr. Hazel Farrell

Title:

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Music, Lecturer in Music

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Arts

Telephone:

+353 0 51302263

Room Name/ Num:

HA09

Campus:

College Street

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My Biography

Hazel Farrell has been an educator and academic for almost 30 years. Coming from a background in analytical musicology, her research expanded into the area of education and most recently focused on student engagement initiatives. She received the WIT Teaching Excellence award in 2019 for her work in this area. She is a life-long learner who is passionate about evolving professionally and embracing new challenges. She enjoys working with others and promoting an inclusive team environment.

Research

Hazel's most recent research has focused on student engagement initiatives with particular emphasis on the creative arts.

Publications:

  • “Considering Dissemination: Maximising the potential of the eportfolio”, Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2021)
  • “Using Quiz Data to Support Students and Inform Teaching Practice”, ORLA case study (Online Resource for Learning Analytics), National Forum (2020)
  • “For the Cause of Classical Music in Ireland”, book review ‘Olive Smith: A Musical Visionary’, Journal of Music in Ireland (August, 2019), Irish Association of Youth Orchestras publication (October, 2019)
  • “Irish Folk Tunes and Minimalist Techniques in the Musical Language of Eric Sweeney: Concerto for Guitar (2004)”, Irish Musical Studies-11 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013)
  • Articles for Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (Dublin: UCD Press, 2013)
  •  “The Composition of a Composer: A Survey”, Teaching the Unteachable? The Role of Composition in Music Education, ed. Patricia Flynn, Conference Proceedings of Waterford New Music Week 2005 (Waterford: Orpheus Publications WIT, 2008)
  • “Irish Minimalism: Eric Sweeney’s String Quartet 1996”, Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference Proceedings, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, (2004)
  • Brian Boydell: Catalogue of Works”, The Life and Music of Brian Boydell, ed. G. Cox et al (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2003)

Selected Conference Papers and Research:

  •  “Assessment as a Gateway to Student Engagement in Music Education”, Society for Music Education in Ireland Annual Conference, online (2021)
  • “Eric Sweeney: The Last Haiku”, Society for Musicology in Ireland Plenary Conference, online (2021)
  • “Here Comes the Sun: The Importance of Community in a Remote Teaching Context”, presentation for ‘GASTA goes Déise’, Community of Practice, WIT (2020)
  • “Moving Towards Visual Literacy”, presentation for Professional Development Week, WIT (2019)
  • “Data Informed Module Delivery Case Studies”, presentation for National Forum webinar (2019)
  • “BOLD: A Practical Guide”, e-book for WIT staff and higher education community (2019)
  • “TEL Phase 2: A Paperless Year”, CTEL Community of Practice seminar series, WIT (2019)
  •  “A Journey into the Abyss: An Experiential Study of a TEL Process within the Creative Arts”, EdTech Conference, Carlow Institute of Technology (2018)

Teaching

  • Lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology in a wide variety of music and research modules
  • MA and PhD research supervisor

Professional

Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Music

  • Preparing Programme Reports and School Review documentation
  • Leading the music team through the School Review process
  • Programme development including online and blended modules
  • Management of CAO music application and audition process
  • Networking and collaborating with external stakeholders
  • Management of Try Music and Leaving Cert Music Day
  • Initiating and leading a broad range of recruitment activities
  • Marketing and programme promotion
  • Design and development of first fully online module in the School of Humanities
  • Founder member of CASE (Creative Approaches to Student Engagement)
  • Preparation of funding applications
  • Academic Council representative on CE - 2 panels
  • Active involvement in Institute Review process
  • Subject Criteria Consultant, Teaching Council of Ireland Curricular Subject Review (2018)
  • Contributor to learning analytics collaborative group, National Forum
  • Co-ordinator of Waterford New Music Week Festival (2016, 2017)         

Member of the Council of Heads of Music in Higher Education

Member of WIT 8th and 9th Academic Councils

Former member of WIT Planning Committee

Member of WIT Learning and Teaching Committee

Member of School of Humanities Teaching and Learning Committee

Recent Funded Projects and Seminars

  • “Developing an e-Portfolio Culture in the Creative Arts”, National Forum (2021 – 2022)
  • “Visualising the Student Handbook”, National Forum (2020 – 2021)
  • “Bold Creativity: Visual Literacy and Student Engagement”, National Forum Seminar Series (2020)
  • “Simple Techniques to Improve Visuals in Online Learning”, National Forum Seminar Series (2021)