- Can I fit this in around my work schedule?
We have planned that almost all of the course is online learning through webinars and shared video resources. For all these parts of the course you can learn in the comfort of your own home or from anywhere in the world where you can get on line. Only one session has a set venue with dates: a three-day Summer School held on Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th August 2019 at Chichester University, as part of the ESTA (UK) Summer School. The seminars held at the summer school offer in-depth coverage of many aspects of music education affecting those teachers engaged in instrumental or singing teaching.
- What’s a webinar?
A webinar is a live meeting that takes place over the internet. It can be a presentation, a discussion, a demonstration or an instructional “how-to” session. Those who participate view a live video feed, an application or documents via computer. In a webinar, you are an audience and not just a reader or listener (as in the case of books or podcasts). You can expect to have your space and time to ask questions and sound off ideas to the presenter.
- How many webinars will there be?
We have planned four so far throughout the year. You will be expected to participate and engage with the follow-up work which is designed to support your professional development and prepare your portfolios for assessment.
- What’s Prior Learning?
In order to avoid learners having to repeat learning unnecessarily, evidence of prior learning and experience can be used to demonstrate that you meet some or all of the assessment criteria.
Prior learning may occur
- In your workplace
- Attendance at courses
- In volunteer activity
- Through a hobby or interest
- Through independent study
At the start of the course (July 2019) you will be asked to make and upload a video of your teaching. You will work with your mentor to reflect and discuss the teaching you have recorded. This first session is important. It will enables us to both validate any prior learning experiences and for you to identify the areas that you really need to get going on; understand your personal strengths and areas for development in the course – and of course to get the most from it!
- Who is my contact?
Everyone will be allocated a mentor who will work with you throughout the course. They will be your first and regular contact. They will observe and guide your developing portfolio and will be the first marker of your final submission. They will be guided by the Course Leader.