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Aesthetics

ART & MUSIC DEPARTMENT


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The Aesthetics Department has staff strength of 3 Art teachers, 2 Music teachers and 2 Art Allied Educators. The department is led by Ms Adeline Chen as HOD of Aesthetics and Student Leadership Development (Int).


OUR TEACHERS

Ms Adeline Chen Weiling
HOD / Aesthetics
chen_weiling_adeline@moe.edu.sg
Mr Wong Chee Horng, Jackson
Arts Education Coordinator
wong_chee_horng@moe.edu.sg
Mr Heriyadi Koh heriyadi_koh@moe.edu.sg
Ms Nur Arini Bte Suratman nur_arini_suratman@moe.edu.sg
Ms Nuurulhuda Bte Hasbolah nuurulhuda_hasbolah@moe.edu.sg
Ms Sharifah Nurul Zakiah sharifah_nurul_zakiah@moe.edu.sg
Ms Victoria Teng Jing Ying teng_jing_ying@moe.edu.sg

 


PHILOSOPHY

Arts Education is developed through both the curriculum in Visual Art and Music lesson, as well as the co curriculum programmes. With the intention of providing our students with a holistic education, arts activities are organized with careful consideration on the development of students’ kinaesthetic, psychomotor, thinking and social skills. The Arts Education Programme aims to raise awareness and appreciation of the arts for every student. Through these activities, our students develop the confidence and creativity skills essential for the future. There are also many platforms for students to showcase their artistic potential, and further nurturing our students’ talents and passion for the Arts.

In the National Arts Education Award (NAEA) for 2015- 2019, the National Arts Council has awarded GSS the ‘Glow’ Award to recognise the school’s effort in a holistic and integrated Arts Education Programme. 

Two Major programmes anchoring Arts Education are the Visual Art and Music curriculum.

Visual Arts Curriculum Goals

  1. To instill the students the opportunity to hone creative abilities by incorporating the arts as part of a complete education through innovation and exploration of new ideas
  2. To develop the knowledge of various mediums of art through museum, art seminars and exhibition visits
  3. To enable pupils to understand, appreciate and enjoy the fine arts and thereby contribute to the holistic education of the pupils

Music Curriculum Goals

  1. To develop cognitive and emotional connection, social awareness, self-expression, confidence and physical development through various musical activities which involves listening, performing and composing
  2. To develop understanding of the Elements of Music (Rhythm, Pitch, Tempo, Structure, Dynamics, Texture and Timbre) and various genres of music, both vocal and instrumental including, but not limited to, Popular music, Folk music, Jazz music, classical music and multicultural music
  3. To develop understanding of the functions of music in various parts of the world through the learning of musical cultures and practices, and playing the instruments.
  4. To relate the role of music to students’ daily lives and Singapore’s history and heritage



DEPARTMENT PEDAGOGY

Key strategies used in Arts education include:

  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Learning through experience
  • Art --- Feldman Approach (four-step process for evaluating works of art)
  • Music -- Orff  Approach (learning through music making and movement)


DISTINCTIVE DEPARTMENT PROGRAMMES

Programmes Objective
Arts Festival As part of our school’s post-exam activities, our two-day Arts Festival aims to
  • expose and enrich our students to different Art forms
  • provide a platform for our Greenridgeans to discover and develop their own creative capacity through the Art
During the Arts Festival, students will attend masterclasses and learning journeys. In addition, the students will also be sharing their passion for arts through showcasing and exhibiting their own works.

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HOMEWORK POLICY

Homework

Assessment

Art

Level

No. of hours (weekdays)

No. of hours (weekend)

Lower Sec

1

1

Upper Sec

1

1

Sec 4 & 5

1

2

Music

Level

No. of hours (weekdays)

No. of hours (weekend)

Lower Sec

0.5

0.5

Art

Music

Assessment is carried out at the end of each module, using different assessment modes: Art Making/Techniques E.g. Drawing, Colour Rendering and Etc. , Verbal and Written Critiques using Feldman’s Approach, Theory Tests, Project based on themes/stimulus where students will have to go through the processes of documenting a preparatory work prior to their final artwork.

Assessment is carried out at the end of each module, using different assessment modes: theory examination, practical examination, project based and performance based.