ONE WEEK COURSE FOR TEACHERS OF MUSIC
GLOUCESTER, United Kingdom
- not accredited
- 16th March, 2019 - 24th March, 2019
Educators from all countries are invited to attend this course, which is aimed at those who teach music in primary or
secondary schools and music advisers.
The course aims to provide teachers with:
an insight into the teaching of Music in Britain (primary or secondary level)
an opportunity to compare the teaching of Music in different European countries, to exchange ideas and develop links
with teachers from other European countries
an introduction to CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
new ideas for teaching music
1. Lecture and Discussion on the Teaching of Music in Britain.
2. A day visit to a primary or secondary school – observe assembly, music lessons and extra-curricular activities.
Opportunity for discussion with teachers.
3. A variety of practical workshops on teaching music including a Taiko Drumming Workshop
4. Discussion comparing the Teaching of Music in the different countries represented – national education policies,
curriculum, materials, methods, standards, assessment, extra-curricular activities, teaching musical instruments,
orchestras, choirs, etc.
5. Exchange of teaching ideas.
6. A day workshop on C.L.I.L. (Content and Language Integrated Learning) at secondary level focusing on Music.
7. Visit Gustav Holst’s Birthplace Museum in Cheltenham.
8. Visit Gloucester Academy of Music (extra-curricular music for primary & secondary school pupils).
9. Attend Choral Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral.
10. Visit to the historic city of Bath.
GLOUCESTER, England: Population: 105,000; 105 miles (170 kilometres) west of London (2 hours by rail).
Gloucester is an ancient city with a magnificent medieval cathedral and cloister, as well as being a lively modern town. The historic
docks have been impressively restored to include various museums, shops and cafes. The city is close to the spectacular
countryside of the Cotswolds Hills, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.
TOTAL PRICE: 1436 Euro comprises:
(a) COURSE FEE: to include:
Full programme of study sessions and visits as itemised above.
NB. Participants are responsible for paying their own daily transport costs, including transport to schools.
Optional visits are not included in the price.
(b) HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION: to include:
Full board accommodation with a local family (inclusive of registration fee): 8 nights
(Teachers may request to be the only guest of their mother tongue or to stay in the same family as a colleague).
Host families are carefully selected and offer a friendly welcome and opportunities to chat and learn more about life in Britain
today. Participants often find that the experience of staying with a host family is one of the most memorable aspects of the
course. Accommodation is in single rooms (unless participants request to share). Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal
are provided by the host family. (Food allergies, likes and dislikes are taken into account.)
Please note that many of the suitable residential areas are not within walking distance of the town centre, and most host families are an easy
bus ride from the town centre/tuition centre. Local transport from host families to the town centre and local schools is at the participants’ own
expense and is likely to cost 15-30 Euro per week.
Additional nights with host families can be arranged, giving participants extra time for individual research and visits. Accommodation can be
provided for family members (but not unaccompanied children) subject to availability. (Rates on request).
Participants wishing to arrange their own (hotel or self-catering) accommodation may pay a fee for the course only.
Full payment will be due 2 months before the course begins, or for teachers awaiting funding – as soon as the grant is received.
Cancellation charges apply for cancellations 4 weeks or less before the course commences. 3-4 weeks before arrival: cancellation fee: 380 Euros.
No refund for cancellations within 3 weeks of arrival. Applicants are strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance.
Transport at the beginning and end of the course is not provided and InterEducation regrets that it is unable to assist with travel arrangements.
The most convenient airports: Heathrow (direct National Express Coach to Gloucester) or Birmingham (rail to Gloucester) or Bristol (airport bus then rail to Gloucester).
For enquiries and timetables:
National Express Coach: www.nationalexpress.com 0044-871 781 81 81
Rail: www.thetrainline.com 0044-871 244 15 45
There is also a useful website www.traveline.info which will assist in planning a journey within the UK using every form of transport.