Exploring the role and balance of visual arts teachers to integrate expressive arts therapy into secondary school

Shuk Man TANG

Research output: Other contributionCapstone Projects (CP)

Abstract

This research explores how Art teachers integrate the Expressive Arts Therapy (ExAT) into Visual Arts lessons. Hong Kong students are gradually under more pressure while both their physical and mental health are of great concern to the community. Students regard academic performance as the main pressure. In this case, their emotions are very likely to be negatively affected. Especially when teenagers are in puberty, they are undergoing rapid changes in terms of physical, mental health and social interaction, which contribute to their emotions fluctuation. These changes affect their daily lives academically and socially.
The literature review shows that integrating the ExAT into Visual Arts lessons can effecrively help students to reduce stress and increase positive emotions. In addition, the author uses Arts-based inquiry and Practice-based research to experiment how ExAT creates a more complete or better artwork. The conclusion shows that Art teachers can use ExAT in Visual Arts lessons to achieve the goals: negative emotions prevention and understanding more of their emotions and thoughts. I hope this research can serve as a reference for Hong Kong art teachers, to think about whether integrating the ExAT into Visual Arts lessons is a good way to increase the level of completeness of artwork.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Expressive arts therapy
  • Visual arts education
  • Role of art teacher
  • Alt. title: 探究中學視覺藝術教師在校內融入表達藝術治療的角色與平衡
  • Capstone Project (CP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Visual Arts) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B063
  • Course code: ART4902

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Exploring the role and balance of visual arts teachers to integrate expressive arts therapy into secondary school'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.