Cognitive neuroscience can offer great insights to educators. When we know that the brain was designed for finding meaning in the world, and how it does this, we can then design teaching practices that best utilise this.


  • how the body, the brain and the world interact to develop knowledge
  • movement and its relationship to learning
  • how the brain works
  • neurons, networks and complexity
  • neuroplasticity and its significance for learning

Most importantly, these ideas will be actively explored through activities that will lead to an understanding of what the research looks like in practice in music education. No prior music experience is necessary.




Robyn Staveley

Dr Robyn Staveley has been involved in music education for many years. She has
taught students from birth to adults, in community organisations, schools, professional
organisations, and most recently as senior lecturer in the School of Teacher Education
at UTS (University of Technology Sydney) where she taught Music, Movement and
Dance Education and Educational Psychology. Robyn is well known throughout
Australia and internationally as a presenter of teacher training courses (levels) and
workshops and has written many educational resources, materials and journal
articles. Robyn is a past president of her state Orff Schulwerk organization and
member of the national executive (ANCOS). Having completed a PhD on
embedding cognitive neuroscience in music pedagogy, Robyn now presents
workshops and interviews and runs a course in Neuropedagogy in Music.

Performance Details

Dates & Times

28 October   5:30 PM


Online Event

Participate from anywhere you want



Event notes


This online workshop will run for one hour from the advertised start time. You will receive a Zoom Webinar link closer to the event date.