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In which I get ratty about progress and progression in music education – yet again!

I’ve been thinking a lot again about these three words recently: Progress Progression Continuation This has been particularly the case as I’ve been looking into Arts Council England data on WCET (Whole Class Ensemble Tuition), where the notion of continuation … Continue reading

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The place of Notation in Music Education

This topic has been bothering me for a while, and will doubtless continue so to do. My latest thoughts are in the British Journal of Music Education, which CUP have kindly made available here. Maybe you are one of our PGCE … Continue reading

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In which I fall over in Lisbon, and reflect again on the knowledge/skills debate

Sometimes there are things which happen which make you really think about things. One of those happened to me at the weekend. I was in Lisbon to address the Associação portuguesa de educação musical conference there. What happened was that … Continue reading

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Instead of a blog…

Instead of a blog, here’s me talking about the way I feel that music education is under threat at the moment. I’m talking with Ciaran O’Donnell of Birmingham Music Hub, and S4E music in B’ham. I really am worried about … Continue reading

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Bullseye! Target setting and target missing.

Or, a blog in which I get to say “Errr?” rather a lot! Target setting is currently back at number one as the biggest cause of concern that I am hearing about from music teachers. Now, I am going to … Continue reading

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Twitter conversation: KS3 Assessment

This may be of interest to UK KS3 music teachers, it’s a storified twitter conversation about assessment practices in KS3 music. It’s available here //storify.com/DrFautley/getting-started/embed?border=false//storify.com/DrFautley/getting-started.js?border=false[View the story “Assessment requirement at KS3” on Storify] “>link This is the first time I’ve … Continue reading

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I’m asked for a quote…

…by the organisation “Music Mark”, so, on the spur of the moment, I say this:

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Another blog, elsewhere!

I’ve been thinking about the purposes of KS3 music education, and the results of this are to be found on the teachtalk music website, over at this address. Thanks to David Ashworth for this!  

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Poster at ISME

I’ve been a bit on the busy side recently, which is, in many ways, an understatement! Anyway, last week I was up in Glasgow for the International Society of Music Education (ISME) conference. Whilst there I gave four spoken presentations, and … Continue reading

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GCSE Music – Statistics and Grade Boundaries

N.B. This is a post that may get deleted or have amendments later, if it proves that I am being daft, and haven’t read all the relevant small print! Which, as it’s about the new GCSE grading, means there is … Continue reading

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