- EAS Special Focus Groups (SFGs) are working groups of EAS members with defined aims which have been agreed with the EAS board.
- SFGs provide a forum within EAS for the involvement of individuals drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching or research.
- EAS provides SFGs programme time at the annual conference, publicity, scheduling, viability and the prestige of EAS affiliation.
- SFGs meet at the EAS conferences and organise a common working space (e.g. shared symposia, publications, webspace, mailing-lists, exchange of working materials).
At this moment, in the EAS, there are the following SFGs:
- PRiME – Practitioner Research in Music Education
- DigiTiME – Digital Tools in Music Education
- SiME – Singing in Music Education
If you want to join an existing SFG or start a new SFG please contact the SFG coordinator, Dr Marina Gall: Marina.Gall@bristol.ac.uk.
How to Start a SFG
|1.||If there is a group of members who are interested in a special topic within school music education, you can use the open session at the annual EAS conferences to meet / exchange initial||First open meeting / Brainstorming possibly at an EAS conference|
|2.||Establish a first group of colleagues who are interested in further exchange on a special focus||Exchange in between conferences|
|3.||Formulate a first paper which includes:
Focus, aims, EAS members who will be involved
|4.||Make contact with the SFG-Coordinator|
|5.||SFG-Coordinator gives feedback in relation to the broad picture of SFGs, the EAS mission, and current other EAS projects|
|6.||Final proposal is sent to the SFG-Coordinator who discusses thius with the EAS Board|
|7.||EAS board decision|
|8.||Start the SFG|