The Curriculum – all that is taught and learnt…

The Curriculum – all that is taught and learnt… Core and hidden… Planned and received… Formal and informal…   Can we have an informed debate please? We find ourselves in an historic time when education is about to the redefined by the course of political determination, we would be well advised to be mindful ofContinue reading “The Curriculum – all that is taught and learnt…”

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Robert Duke – Why students don’t learn what we think we teach

I was fortunate enough to find this marvellous video at howtopractice.com (great resource) today. Robert Duke is Professor in Music and Human Learning at the University of Texas. This video/lecture could not be more important to all educators and all learners – click here if the video is not visible (and thank you to Cornell University forContinue reading “Robert Duke – Why students don’t learn what we think we teach”

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Serious about practice? Do we really want to improve?

It seems that my work is mainly about helping students practice effectively. There’s not much to say except that if we are really serious, why not find out more about it! Check out these indispensible web links for effective practice. 1) intentionalpractice.wordpress.com: Jonathan Harnum is a practicing musician (30+ years on trumpet, and others), and hasContinue reading “Serious about practice? Do we really want to improve?”

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“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe”. H. G. Wells

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe”, so said H. G. Wells. Is Education no longer a human right, or a visible symptom of a mature society? In the face of impending and stringent cuts in education (as well as all public services), it is worth remembering that many people continueContinue reading ““Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe”. H. G. Wells”

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Jazz Education Research

Why research? In brief… The Jazz Education community possesses abundant subject matter, play-alongs and an unstoppable harvest of reissues and new music available through the internet. However, while educators are better resourced, informed discourse about teaching and learning is comparatively undeveloped. Click here for more… Jazz Education Research.

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