May 2019: Music and Wellbeing in Early Childhood

Series: Creative Thinktanks

Tags: early years

Creative Thinktank

Our third Creative Thinktank examines how music impacts development in the early stages of our life. Co-created by Professor Margaret Barrett, Professor Graham Welch, and Katherine Zeserson, the event will bring together around 15 researchers, practitioners, advocates, policy-makers and education professionals to consider:

  • What is known, what is contested and what is unknown about the impacts of music on wellbeing in the early years?
  • What are the barriers to effective early years music education in the home, community and pre-school settings
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of current early years music provision?
  • What training and support is needed for practitioners?
  • What research questions are arising for further investigation?

The discussion will embrace a wide range of wellbeings, including physical, psychological, emotional, social, educational and musical.

Further reading/related links:

http://uq.edu.au/research/impact/stories/thank-you-for-the-music/

https://music.uq.edu.au/profile/723/margaret-barrett

https://www.magic-adventure.co.uk/

http://www.crec.co.uk/

https://www.sound-connections.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Music-in-the-Early-Years-Who-What-Why.pdf

https://www.early-education.org.uk/sites/default/files/Musical%20Development%20Matters%20ONLINE.pdf

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/parents-react-to-closure-of-speech-and-language-hubs-1-5999189?sfns=mo

 

For more information, please email jchapman@snapemaltings.co.uk.