Anna-Wendy Stevenson

Lews Castle College UHI
Lionacleit
Isle of Benbecula
HS7 5PJ

anna.stevenson@uhi.ac.uk
tel: 01851 770517
mob: 07989 354155

Available to talk to the media about

  • Music
  • Innovative use of technology in curriculum design
  • Blended and online learning
  • Remote and rural learning
  • Virtual and remote teams
  • Residential curriculum design
  • Collaborative learning
  • Community and industry engagement in the arts
  • Leadership and quality assurance

In these languages

English

Biography

Anna-Wendy is the third generation in the Stevenson family line of composer/performers. She has performed and delivered workshops in traditional Scottish music world-wide and curated and directed events for a wide range of organisations, communities, media groups and festivals in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia and Europe.

For the past decade Anna-Wendy has led the traditional music programmes for Lews Castle College UHI in Benbecula, designing and delivering dynamic courses which have produced many of today’s award-winning traditional musicians.

She successfully led the development, curriculum design and delivery of the of the innovative multi-genre BA (Hons) applied music degree which is delivered across the Highlands and Islands and beyond and has been highly commended for the facilitation of ‘national and international engagement’. Anna-Wendy has helped shape new operational frameworks and facility for course design and staff engagement, and acts as consultant and external examiner for higher education institutions.

Anna-Wendy has gained several awards for her work in education (MG Alba Scots Trad Music Tutor of the Year 2018) and lecturer with the University of the Highlands and Islands (Highlands and Islands Video Conference Lecturer of the Year 2016), and her work on the community education project Far Flung Corners made the finals of the Herald Higher Education Awards 2017. 

Anna-Wendy is actively involved with pedagogical research with the University of the Highlands and Islands Learning and Teaching Academy, and as a graduate of the Aurora Leadership programme she mentors staff across the university network.  She is also graduate of the Engage Arts Extend Leadership Programme, for educators in the cultural sector.

Current research

Anna-Wendy’s research spans the pedagogy surrounding blended learning on a networked, multi-genre and practical based degree programme to professional engagement through performance practice and composition. Research projects include: ‘Far Flung Corners’ - collaboration and cultural exchange with partners Soundstorm Music Education Agency from Dorset, ‘Fuaran nan Eilean’ - a heritage research project in partnership with Feisean nan Gaidheal and ‘Òrain na Cloinne Bige’ - music for a new Gaelic language Early Years online learning resource in partnership with the Multi Media Unit of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

Research groups and interests

  • Mentoring and support in blended learning and remote and distributed contexts
  • Leadership in education
  • Development of communities of practice in distributed contexts
  • Curriculum design to promote community engagement in a blended learning context
  • Assessment in performance practice

Selected publications

Stevenson A: Far Flung Corners 2017 FFC001. Anna-Wendy Music FFC001: new original composition.  Suite Uist.

Orain na Cloinne Bige: Early Years Gaelic song AP. 2017. Commissioned by Western Isles Council, Gaelic Multi-media unit. Incorporated into Scotland’s Glow Education resources: Learning to Sing, Singing to Learn