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MU and NEU to Deliver Joint CPD Webinars

The MU is delighted to be working with our partner union, the NEU, on free webinars for members of both unions.

Published: 05 April 2022 | 4:50 PM Updated: 13 April 2022 | 10:29 AM
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Drawing on scientific evidence, the event will discuss the specific wellbeing and education benefits of music education. Image Credit: Shutterstock.

The webinars are included as part of the NEU’s (National Education Union) National CPD Programme.

The first event entitled “How Music Education Supports Pupils’ Health and Wellbeing”, takes place on Tuesday 17 May, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm, which also coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week.

This webinar will cover the many ways in which music supports pupils’ general health and wellbeing. Drawing on scientific evidence, it will discuss the specific wellbeing and education benefits of music education, which can help you appreciate and advocate for the subject in school. It will also include ways for teachers to look after their own health and wellbeing, plus information on services provided for music teachers through the MU.

Session content 

  • Understand the health and educational benefits of music education, wider than the intrinsic benefits of music itself
  • Consider how these benefits might be relevant to your own teaching
  • Understand some simple self-care and wellbeing techniques
  • Understand the NEU-MU partnership and services offered to music teachers or teachers who are also musicians

This webinar is suitable for all members and will be delivered by Chris Walters, the MU’s National Organiser for Education and Health & Wellbeing.

You can register for the event via the NEU’s booking page.

 

 

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