Becoming a Better Music Teacher
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ABRSM has partnered with FutureLearn, to create a course for teachers who are beginning their teaching journey or wish to top-up their skills. This five-week, online course is available free of charge through FutureLearn. The skills taught on this course form a strong base in which to develop and take part in other ABRSM Teacher Development opportunities. We are proud to be a Futurelearn partner, alongside some of the world’s most renowned universities and institutions.
- Teaching and Learning Principles
- Core Musical Skills
- Developing Technical Skills
- Professional Values and Practice
- Motivation, Progression and Curriculum & Lesson Planning
- Reflect on and evaluate your journey to teaching so far
- Develop an understanding of a range of teaching and learning principles
- Compare teaching and learning principles and develop your own teaching philosophy
- Identify the core musical skills that lay the foundations for good music making, and consider how they inter-relate
- Evaluate your own instrumental technique and assess how you approach teaching technique to your pupils
- Explore the bases for motivation and how motivation is linked to progression
- Develop an understanding of the role of assessment in progression
- Assess your own teaching practice in the context of professional values and practice.
- Design a broad, individual learning plans for pupils with reference to short -term goals Engage with others teachers and contribute to discussion about professional development.
FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now the largest online learning platform in Europe with over nine million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives. It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (NHS). It’s also involved in government-backed initiatives to address skills gaps such as The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education.