Integrated learning of arts in explorative projects

Siu Han Anissa FUNG

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Abstract

In recent years there are increasing global interests and concerns in interdisciplinary and integrative learning across various subjects. Locally in Hong Kong, the concept of integrated learning of the arts subjects is at its blooming stage. Since 2001, the Department of Creative Arts in the HKIEd has implemented programme modules and explorative research projects on “Integrative arts learning and teaching” for students in the pre-service and in-service teacher-education programmes. A constructivist approach (Sunal, 2000) is adopted in the design of the modules in which students are exposed to the experiences of integrative learning of visual art, music, dance and drama activities. The module implementation data and project research findings have shown some facts that students successfully constructed meaning through the authentic experiences they involved and were able to integrate ideas and skills being learned. However, we are still facing a lot of constraints that are to be resolved, especially in the curriculum planning and implementation in the local school settings. The presentation will discuss on exemplars of our module implementation and explorative projects in schools; and analyze the strength, weaknesses and constraints of implementing integrated learning of the arts subjects in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2004 Department of Creative Arts, the Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2nd Asia-Pacific Art Education Conference 2004: Art, Education, Community
Place of PublicationHong Kong, China
PublisherDepartment of Creative Arts, the Hong Kong Institute of Education
Pages108-128
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Fung, A. (2004). Integrated learning of arts in explorative projects. Proceedings of 2nd Asia-Pacific Art Education Conference 2004: Art, Education, Community (pp. 108-128). Hong Kong, China: Department of Creative Arts, the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Keywords

  • Primary Education
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning