Dr Jennie HenleyJennie currently works as Lecturer in Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London where she is Programme Leader for the MA in Music Education and Tutor for the Primary PGCE Music Specialism. Jennie Henley holds a BA (hons) in Music and History (Lancaster). After her first degree she worked at the University of Gloucestershire, where she obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Further and Higher Education, before returning to Lancaster in 1998 to study for her MMus in Musicology. After completion of her MMus she worked in the private sector as an Editor, but returned to education as a flute teacher in 2002. She then completed the Certificate of Teaching, ABRSM and has worked in a variety of different schools and educational settings. As a result of working as a coach on a programme giving adult beginners the opportunity to learn to play an instrument within a band, she undertook her PhD research looking at learning ensembles. Her doctorate was awarded by Birmingham City University in 2010 and she undertook the PGCE in Secondary Music after completing her doctorate. Jennie has had a portfolio career. She continues as a practitioner, performing at amateur level and working as a flute teacher and ensemble director. She is a mentor on ABRSM professional development courses and is Academic Tutor for the RNCM Postgraduate Diploma in Performing Arts Leadership, delivered by ARTIS. Alongside her practitioner work she has also worked as a post-doctoral researcher for Birmingham City University and has worked on the evaluation of 'Banded About', a DfE funded Music Partnership Project, the evaluation of the Trinity/Open University CPD course for Key Stage 2 teachers and the evaluation of music provision at a primary school in Handsworth. This has given her a unique perspective of research and practice.

special interests...

Social environment of musical learning, the creation and development of musical identities and the practical application of activity theory in music education.

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