Dr Jennie Henley

    • BA (Hons), PGCert in F&HE, MMus, CT ABRSM, PhD, PGCE
    • Lecturer in Music Education
    • Programme Leader, MA Music Education
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  • Summary:
    • My PhD research focused on adults who learn to play an instrument within an ensemble and I explored the learning processes within the ensemble environment, the role of performance in musical learning and how adults develop and use their musical identities in their learning. I have also worked on research projects looking at partnership working, professional development for Key Stage 2 teachers and I am currently investigating the learning processes and outcomes of a Javanese Gamelan project within prisons.

      As well as maintaining a small amount of teaching in a secondary school, I also work for ABRSM Professional Development as a mentor and I am Academic Tutor for the RNCM PGDip in Performance Arts Leadership, delivered by Artis Education.

      My current performance activities centre around playing the flute and singing and playing with a Javanese Gamelan.
  • Teaching:
    • Programme Leader, MA in Music Education (Module Leader for Philosophy of Music and Music Education, Critical Studies in Music Pedagogy and Practice and Choral Conducting, Leadership and Communication)
      Tutor, Primary PGCE Music Specialism and Foundation Music
  • Research:
  • Postgraduate Research:
    • My research interest areas are:
      The role of the social environment in musical learning
      Music in prisons
      Using musical identity in learning
      Activity theory
      Musical learning in adulthood
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • 2011 'Exploring Creativity: to perform or not to perform?' British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Institute of Education.
      2011 'Banded About: CPD for primary, secondary and instrumental teachers' Research in Music Education (RIME) conference, University of Exeter.
      2008 'The Musical Lives of the Non-Musician' Society of Music, Education and Psychology Research (SEMPRE) 2nd European Conference on Developmental Psychology and Learning, University of Roehampton.
      2007 'Learn As You Play; an investigation into adult instrumental group learning – where there's a group, there's a way', BERA Annual Conference, Institute of Education.
      2007 'Learn As You Play; motivation for adult musical participation', SEMPRE conference, University of Sheffield.
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