Opportunity: Listen Imagine Compose: CPD

Listen. Imagine. Compose.

Listen Imagine Compose 

Building on the recommendations of the report, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for secondary music teachers is now available nationally with an option for accreditation by Birmingham City University as a Masters in Teaching and Learning or a Masters in Educational Leadership.

“The best CPD I’ve ever had in terms of catering for my needs as a teacher and a musician.” Sarah Henton, Head of Music, Heart of England School

The sessions have been really inspirational – great to work with the composers and musicians too!

New strategies and approaches to teaching composition in the classroom. Having time to reflect on what you do and the impact.

Ideas, confidence and a network of support

- Teachers from the 2014/15 CPD pilot

CPD

The CPD is designed to offer secondary music teachers the opportunity to develop skills in teaching composing with KS3, GCSE and A level students.

  • The course can be delivered across the UK in partnership with local hosts;
  • The course delivery team includes Professor Martin Fautley, Professor Pam Burnard, Gary Spruce and Dr. Jonathan Savage, supoprted by professional composers and musicians;
  • The course can be accredited by Birmingham City University at Level 7 (Certificate/ Diploma/ Masters);
  • Students can be a mix of those who do and do not wish to be accredited, subject to a minimum of 4 being accredited;
  • The year-long programme comprises 6 x 3 hour sessions plus additional time spent undertaking action research in the classroom and reflection on professional practice.

During the course teachers will:

  • Reflect on what composing with young people entails;
  • Learn new creative strategies for teaching composing;
  • Develop pedagogic strategies for teaching composing;
  • Develop existing schemes of work;
  • Undertake Action Research;
  • Are mentored by a leading academic and teacher trainer;
  • Work with professional composers;
  • Network and learn from other secondary music teachers participating in the CPD

Contact Judith Robinson to register your interest in joining the 2017/18 cohort or to discuss how Listen Imagine Compose can be delivered in your area.

Costs

  • The cost will depend on the numbers of students and the split between those being accredited and those not being accredited, with costs falling the larger the group size.
  • As a guide, the cost per accredited student undertaking the 2 Listen Imagine Compose modules will range between £1,350 and £1,650 and the cost of non-accredited students will range between £500 and £1,000 to complete the Listen Imagine Compose course (completing stage 1 or stage 2 of the qualification, see table below).
  • The cost of completing the Professional Practice Enquiry (leading to stage 2 or stage 3 of the qualification; accredited students only, see overleaf) will be £1,200.

**All costs exclude the trainers’ travel, accommodation, venue hire and VAT**

How the accrediation works

 

Qualification in
Teaching and Learning

 

Qualification in
Educational Leadership

 

 

Based in the workplace, linked to personal, professional and
institutional development priorities

 

Stage 1

60 Credits

Credits from
previous study (eg PGCE) or accreditation of prior learning (APL) can be used
here

 

OR

 

2 modules from
Stage 2

 

Credits from
previous study (eg PGCE) or accreditation of prior learning (APL) can be used
here

 

OR

 

2 modules from
Stage 2

 

= PgCert

Stage 2

60 Credits

2 modules chosen from the following and drawing on the
Listen Imagine Compose course content:

  • Teaching
    and learning, personalisation and assessment for learning
  • Subject
    knowledge and curriculum development
  • Learner
    development and inclusion
  • Leadership
    and management, working with others.

 

OR

 

Professional Practice Enquiry

(Teaching and Learning)

 

2 modules chosen from the following and drawing on the
Listen Imagine Compose course content:

  • Leadership
    and management, working with others;
  • Professional
    development, coaching and mentoring;
  • Institutional
    effectiveness, change and improvement;
  • Partnership
    working and community involvement.

 

OR

 

Professional Practice Enquiry

(Educational Leadership)

 

= PgDip Teaching and Learning

or

PgDip Educational
Leadership

Stage 3

60 Credits

 

 

Professional Practice Enquiry

(Teaching and Learning)

Professional Practice Enquiry

(Educational Leadership)

 

 

= Masters in Teaching
and Learning

or

Masters in Educational
Leadership

Download more information here

'Working with schools through the BCMG has made me a better composer – and it’s also improved my teaching and lecturing work in higher education, too. I need to think about the composing process more analytically so that I can show students how music works and can be made to work, to develop their curiosity – and this is different to lecturing them about how I or other composers have worked.' - David Horne, Composer


Developed by 

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Funded by 


In this project

Developed by

Sound and Music in partnership with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Birmingham City University

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Birmingham City University logo   

Funded by

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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