Art Learning Framework
The Art Learning Framework is structured to develop the aesthetic domain of our students as part of our holistic education. We hope that our students will become aesthetically aware, who are enthusiastic, creative and have an appreciation for the art, through their 6 years of art education with us.
In essence, the art learning will involve the engagement of the ABC, namely, affective, behavioural and cognitive.
Affectively-engaged students view learning of the art as fun, interesting and rewarding. We want our students to experience feelings of happiness in the art learning environment.
Students are behaviourally-engaged when they view art learning as relevant to their lives, and hence demonstrate high levels of participation.
Students show commitment and willingness to commit time and effort to mastering art concepts. Opportunities will be created to evoke their curiosity and creative talent (enthusiastically creative) in the art making activities.
Seeing / Sensing – Cognitive Engagement
Our students will observe, respond to and interpret their surroundings by asking questions and art making. This increases our students’ sensory awareness, visual inquiry skills, imagination and generation of ideas.
Expressing – Behavourial Engagement
Our students will generate ideas by describing and interpreting artworks through class/group discussions and writing. This encourages students to express their ideas, thoughts, experiences and feelings enthusiastically and creatively.
Appreciating – Affective Engagement
Art Learning Experience (ABCD Learning Cycle)
- First, our students will acquire the art knowledge and skills through teacher guided instruction.
- Our students will think about what they have learned and the skills acquired after the teacher’s guided instruction. They can make linkages with their prior experiences or previous lessons.
- Our students will work in pairs or groups to communicate the new knowledge created and skills learned. They will co-create their learning with guidance and feedback given by the teacher.
- Finally the student will work individually, in pair or as a group to demonstrate the created knowledge and learned skills. Teacher will provide feedback for improvement as well as evaluate the students’ works and performance
Themes and Structure of the Art Curriculum
The General Art Programme in Punggol View Primary is developed based on themes. By the 6 th year of Art Education, they would have experienced and learnt the following: