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Inspire Event – Principles of musical assessment

On Tuesday 25 November we welcomed Teach Through Music teachers and representatives from the wider music education community to our second in the series of Inspire Events​ on ‘Principles of musical assessment’ at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, led by Professor Martin Fautley of Birmingham City University, and Dr Alison Daubney of the University of Sussex.

Our Teach Through Music teachers were treated to the expertise of these top music education academics on measuring and assessing progression particularly in Key Stage 3 music, and the challenges that this presents. Participants were encouraged to share their best units of KS3 work with their peers, and reflect on their practice in the classroom.

It was fantastic to hear teachers discussing what they value in a musical education, and their responses to quotes from an Ofsted representative about using levels and sublevels as assessment methods. You can follow all the discussion in a Storify made up of Tweets and photos here.

For those of you who were unable to make this event, you can watch a video recording of the session here. As this proved to be such a popular event, we are aiming to repeat this session in the summer term. Watch this space for the announcement of the date and venue!

Booking is open to all who work in music education for places on next year’s Teach Through Music Inspire Events, at the Southbank Centre, Barbican, and Royal Academy of Music. Spaces are moving fast, so book your free place now!


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