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Supporting Learning & Creativity in Music Tech Education, Yorkshire Sound Women Network


Join YSWN for a day of professional development training in the area of teaching and learning for independent music technology educators on Friday 7 February, 10am - 4pm at the Ramsden Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH.

This day is for educators who deliver workshops for young people, and who are interested in developing a deeper understanding about the relationship between social interaction, learning and development.

The day includes one presentation by Dr Liz Dobson followed by a series of activities designed to build on the existing experiences of attendees, while introducing research in the area of collaborative learning, social psychology, and creativity.


  • To provide professional development in teaching and learning within music technology
  • To create a platform for sharing practice
  • To deliver and explore a social psychology model for teaching music technology
  • To facilitate networking amongst arts leaders


  • Introduction to Practice Principles for collaborative learning in music technology: a model grounded in social psychology, and education research
  • Workshop designed to deconstruct and explore the practice principles
  • Discussion on teaching practice: pedagogy, liaising with commissioning organisation, pitching and promotion, email correspondence and strategies for workshop delivery, including risk assessing for technology failure
  • Information about Yorkshire Sound Women Network
  • Opportunity to network with other music technology education specialists

Free event, places must be booked in advance at: Participants can claim travel expenses of up to £25 for attending the event. 

This event is delivered in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and supported by Kirklees Council via the Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool.

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