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|Description||Musical Futures: Composing and Improvising explores the compositional process by breaking down an existing piece of music and transforming it through improvisation into into a brand new piece composed collaboratively. This gives students the skills needed to compose and improvise independently, ready to tackle the demands of the new GCSE specifications.|
|Categories||Secondary, Teaching and Learning, 14-19, KS3, KS4, Arts, Teaching staff, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, In school, Collaborative Learning, There are approaches to support pupils working together, Tasks are designed carefully so that working together is effective and efficient, Provides approaches that encourage lower achieving pupils to talk and articulate their thinking in collaborative tasks|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
What will I take away from this course?
|Evidence underpinning this approach||
Our creative, exciting, innovative, tried-and-tested learning methods and approaches are based on the way self-taught musicians learn. They build on individuals’ existing musical interests, involve learning instruments and vocals mainly by ear, alongside friends, and are authentic and progressive.
Musical Futures’ philosophy is built on Professor Lucy Green’s research into informal learning, and on pathfinder research projects which were undertaken to trial and evaluate a number of learning models.
Musical Futures’ hands-on training, resources, consultancy and online networks enable teachers and those working with young people or adults to deliver inclusive and inspirational music learning activities. Our methods are developed, refined and shared by teachers for teachers.
Previous training feedback:
“Opened my eyes to how easy it is to communicate to pupils with the use of music. Really enjoyed the whole day. Would do it all over again! Awesome!
“Have learnt so much today, will revolutionise my teaching. Super uplifting, motivational, inspirational.”
“Excellent workshops – extremely accessible for all abilities and levels.”
More than 2,000 teachers in the UK and overseas use Musical Futures approaches in their classrooms, engaging more students in meaningful and relevant music learning.
|How users/participants can evaluate success||
Participants can engage with Musical Futures and get an impression of our approach from teachers who are already using it - follow our Twitter accounts @musicalfutures and @mufuchat. Also take part in our weekly Twitter #mufuchat discussions, every Wednesday at 8.30pm.
Why should I attend this course?
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Ongoing issues raised in our debate sessions will be discussed as part of our regular online chats that take place every Wednesday at 8.30pm #mufuchat. We actively encourage teachers to feed back to us, share their ideas and experiences, and become part of the Musical Futures community.
This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.