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19/04/2016

Music Generation Sligo and CSENID to present at the inaugural Arts in Education Day!

Music Generation Sligo and CSENID to present at the inaugural Arts in Education Day!

As part of the first Arts in Education National Day on 23 April 2016, Music Generation Sligo and the Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity (CSENID) at St Angela’s College, Sligo will present a practical demonstration on ‘Steps Towards Developing a Music Education Programme for Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.’

The presentation will focus on findings from a research study conducted as part of the Music Generation Sligo/CSENID Partnership that aimed to identify the key elements of a successful music programme in the classroom. It will present the background literature and key findings as well as a practical demo class from the MGS Con Tutti Programme!

Learning music has potential benefits for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They may have an opportunity to develop a skill they can excel in or that can allow them access to social interactions in school and the community. This presentation and workshop by Music Generation and CSENID will aim to support teachers in including students with ASD in music in the classroom.

The inaugural Arts in Education Portal National Day marks the first year of the Portal, which launched in May 2015 and provides an opportunity for members of the arts-in-education community from all across Ireland to share, learn, talk, network, get inspired, and continue building a strong infrastructure that supports quality arts in education practice in Ireland. The day is open to teachers, artists and all professionals who are interested in arts in education at any level.

View the full programme for the day and read more online.

For further information about Music Generation Sligo initiatives and programmes, contact:

Rhona McGrath, Co-ordinator, Music Generation Sligo
Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB, Quay Street, Sligo

T: +353 71 913 8306
E: rhonamcgrath@msletb.ie
www.musicgenerationsligo.com