Training & Networking

Reflective and Reflexive Practice

Monday 4th April 2022  |  4.30-6.30pm  GMT|  Zoom

In this, the fifth and final session on inclusive pedagogy, Dr Phil Mullen will look in depth at reflective practice, reflexive practice, the ‘positionality' of the leader and issues about leader / participant identity. 


This is the final of 5 online lectures/seminars Dr Phil Mullen has been running in partnership with MAC Makes Music on fundamental ideas in inclusive music practice. The others were;

1. Musical, Personal, Social

2. Foregrounding Creativity

3. Sharing Ownership

4. Accepting and working with what the young people bring

Phil believes these are the most important practical concepts in running inclusive sessions. All sessions explained the concept and why it is important in musically inclusive practice. Phil explained the skills needed to implement this in a variety of contexts and provided examples and case studies.


Dr Phil Mullen

Phil Mullen is one of the world’s leading experts on musical inclusion and community music. Phil has worked for thirty-five years developing music with people who are socially excluded. He specializes in working with excluded children and young people at risk. He has run workshops and seminars in 27 countries across Europe, North and South America and Asia.

Phil has been inclusion advisor to the UK’s national Sing Up programme and was also involved as an evaluator for the England’s National Foundation for Youth Music’s nationwide Musical Inclusion programme. He works with music organizations and schools around inclusion training and strategic development on inclusion. Since 2018 Phil has worked with 35 of England’s 122 music hubs, helping them develop strategic approaches to musical inclusion.

Phil has a PHD from Winchester University and has written a number of book chapters on musical inclusion including for the Oxford Handbook of Community Music (2018). 


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