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|Description||Music Learning Revolution is a new one-day festival of practice for teachers and leaders to share, develop and inspire innovative ways of engaging all young people in music learning. Designed for secondary music teachers, primary teachers (specialist and non-specialist), school and sector leaders, Music Learning Revolution will take you on an experiential journey of sound, vision and practical classroom ideas.|
|Categories||Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Arts, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Inclusion, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
The Music Learning Revolution will cover a wide range of material and activities, including:
Open Space sessions by teachers for teachers on a range of classroom issues / non-specialist primary teachers as music leaders / folk jam sessions / whole-class workshopping / closing gaps in and out of school / multi-arts and creativity / teacher as vocalist / power of international collaborations / embedding technology / making classrooms fully inclusive / teacher as technologist, and more. All workshops delivered by classroom teachers.
Guest hosts from our partner organisation, Musical Futures Australia will be leading and supporting sessions throughout the day.
At the heart of the event will be a lively debating arena featuring a series of provocative debates on issues that affect music educators notably: How ‘trained’ should teachers be to teach music? Can students learn sufficient musical skills and knowledge through classroom music alone? Whose responsibility is transition? Do we foster and promote a culture of innovation in music education in the UK and overseas? Confirmed speakers so far include: Katherine Zeserson (INSPIRE Music) | Robin Hammerton (Ofsted HMI) | Valerie Hannon (Innovation Unit) | Chris Philpott (University of Greenwich) | Peter Moser (More Music Morecambe) | Emily Segal (Harrogate Grammar School) | David Price (Musical Futures) | Martin Fautley (Birmingham City University) | Ken Owen (Musical Futures Australia) | Jackie Schneider (St Teresa’s Primary School).
|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.
During the Music Learning Revolution, participants will experience the newest and most innovative ideas in classroom music from the perspective of their learners and leave with ideas to try out in their classrooms. The results will speak for themselves in terms of pupils’ increased enjoyment and engagement with the subject.
|Follow-up activities and support||
Our comprehensive Musical Futures training programme for 2015-16 will include a variety of courses designed to follow on from the workshops and practical sessions at the Music Learning Revolution.
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.
Please see above sections.
This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.