A graduate of the Conservatoire’s BEd Music (Hons) programme, Dr Angela Jaap has a sustained career in creative arts education. Since graduating in 2005, Angela has taught across undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes at the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh. Latterly at the University of Glasgow, she worked in the Academic Development Unit where she was responsible for the development of Postgraduates who Teach across the institution and in supporting learning and teaching in the College of Arts. Angela was a specialist education consultant at RCS (2015-17) in the development of career-long professional learning opportunities for teachers. Prior to this she also taught Music in Secondary schools across Glasgow.

Angela’s role at RCS is largely within the initial teacher education programmes where she has responsibility for leading and coordinating teacher education and professional learning. Beyond her teaching responsibilities, Angela has published in peer-reviewed education and music education journals and presented at national and international conferences. Her research interests lie primarily within arts education, particularly in the areas of high ability studies, professional learning and enquiry for teachers, early career development and learning with technology.

Angela has a range of external commitments, including committee membership of the Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) and the Scottish Association of Music Educators (SAME). Angela also sits on the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s (GTCS) Instrumental Music Instructors’ Group and is the External Examiner for the PGDE Primary/Secondary programme at the University of Dundee.

Angela was nominated for three Teaching Excellence Awards at the University of Edinburgh (2013-14) and gained Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in 2016, having previously been a Fellow (FHEA) from 2011-16.

She is fully registered with the GTCS.

Education: BEd Music (Hons), PGCAP, PhD, SFHEA