Exploring the integration of life education into visual arts (classroom)

Wai Yan LAM

Research output: Other contributionHonours Projects (HP)

Abstract

This research aims to explore how visual arts teachers integrate life education into visual arts lessons (junior secondary level), the factors of success and the barriers will potentially be faced during the implementation. This research based on qualitative research as the main methodology and held a semi-structured interview with three experienced visual arts teachers that, have integrated, or are integrating life education into their teaching, thus it can be learnt their teaching strategies and opinions on the implementation. In addition, focus group interviews with junior secondary students were conducted to understand the reaction from the experience. Some concrete examples on the teaching model design, student artworks and suggestions will be presented.
Three interviewed teachers agreed that integrating life education into visual arts lesson requires a structural planning. By using thematic approach, teaching art skills with life value and art appreciation could bring positive effect to art education and students. They perceived that art education had become integrity due to the awareness enhancement on the value and context. With a passion on delivering better education and systematic planning, the motivation of student could be increased, also they would like to express their inner feeling more actively. Importantly, the integrated art lessons can help on preventing youth problem.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Teaching strategies
  • Integrative learning
  • Life education
  • Visual art education
  • Junior secondary school
  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Visual Arts) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B063
  • Course code: ART4902

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