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Dr Sylwia Holmes
  • Research Associate
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education
Research Summary

Academic interests: education, psychology of music, music education, the Holocaust education, teacher education.

Participation in research projects:
- The impact of participation in choirs on students' musical preferences in Poland and Switzerland;
- Students' perceptions of contemporary classical music;
- The impact of participation in music on learning mathematics (UCL/IOE);
- The evaluation of the SkillForce program (UCL/IOE);
- The use of technology in learning to read (Coventry University);
- The impact of learning about the Holocaust on secondary students' moral and social values and attitudes;
- The evaluation of a new teacher training program in Jordan (UCL/IOE & Queen Rania Teacher Academy).
- Interpretation and implementation of the National Curriculum in primary and secondary schools in England
- Obesity prevention in primary schools in England
- The presence of the arts in the curriculum

Teaching Summary

- 8 years of experience in lecturing at the Institute of Music Education - psychology of music, movement with music, musical development, listening and appreciation of different genders of music, MA supervision.

- 12 years of experience in teaching music and physical education in primary, secondary and independent schools and early settings in Poland and England.

- MA students' research placement supervision

- visiting academic at BASc Music and Science course

- Undergraduate students' final year dissertation supervision

Academic Background
2017 PhD Doctorat – Psychology and Education University College London
1998 PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Sports Science and Physical Education  
1996 MEd Master of Education – Music Education  
1994 B.Ed Bachelor of Education – Music Education  
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