Call for EOI from music teachers in Herts for a new creative education pilot project

Music teachers in Herts are invited to submit an expression of interest in being part of a pilot project looking at music and creative education supported by Herts Music Service and being run in partnership with Melbourne Graduate School of EducationGeelong Grammar School and Musical Futures International.

Two teacher pilot groups, one in Australia and one in the UK will be asked to trial some ideas and to feed into the associated research.

What is this research about?

There is very little professional development available for teachers to support the General Capability of Critical and Creative Thinking. We are investigating the impact of aspects of the RISE Model of Creative Education on the music classroom and the outcomes for teachers.

Specifically, we will  identify teacher perceptions of creativity and teacher outcomes in the areas of professional development and practice. This project is part of a larger, international study and the Model and these strategies have been trialled across F-12 at the Geelong Grammar School in Victoria for 18 months.

We are looking for 20 teachers, primary, secondary or instrumental to form the UK pilot teacher group.

What will I be asked to do?

Should you agree to participate you will be asked to

  • participate in 1 hour of online learning in November (date tbc)
  • participate in a 1/2 day workshop on 11th Jan 2019 at Mid Herts Music Centre, Hatfield
  • trial, observe and reflect on your classrooms in relation to  the Environment and Student indicators from the RISE model.
  • complete two surveys
  • participate in a teacher focus group at the end of a month

If you are interested in taking part, please complete the expression of interest form HERE and we will email you a teacher consent form and further details of the online and face to face training events.

What will happen next?

We will send you a consent form and information about the project. Once the dates for the training sessions are organised, you will be invited to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Anna Gower, anna@annagower.com

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