Category: Arts – Teaching and Learning the Arts


Unlearning the Canon: A More Global and Decolonized Survey of Art History Course

In undergraduate survey courses, global art is regularly compressed into discrete chapters in textbooks aimed at summarizing cultures and vast expanses of time in a few short pages. At worst, Asian, or African art is highlighted when it has historically influenced a European artist or served as a comparison to Western (read: superior) art. Equally


The Impact of Mental Imagery Ability on 2D Drawings’ Three-Dimensional Perception: A Case Study Utilizing the Cube Teaching Method

The primary focus of this study revolves around evaluating students’ performance on stereo image sequence through drawing. Employing a quasi-experimental design, the research involves an experimental group that taught cube rotation training and a control group taught using the conventional hand-drawn reference frame. Throughout the course, a series of assessments were administered, including spatial ability


Impacts of Art Appreciation Activities on Attentional Processes of Children Aged 7–10

According to UNESCO (2006), an education that value aesthetic experience enhances life conditions of individuals, society and humanity progress. Research shows that visual literacy and art appreciation activities not only improve student’s knowledge on art but also their critical thinking and empathic abilities. These effects are even most noticed in less advantaged students (Greene, Kisida


The Power Play

I teach a course called Action English for first year university students. The aim of this course is to help students understand the many facets of well-being, how it directly affects the self and enables us to help others in the community. Students teach each other through skits on various topics related to well-being such


Sound Instance: A Inner Soundwalk Through Life

The soundscape can be defined as a diverse collection of sounds available in the world that are related to different contexts and origins. These sounds serve as a means of communication, sharing information, and contributing to the well-being of society and other ecosystems. Murray Schafer, the author who originally introduced this concept, emphasizes the need


Rebana Kercing of Kampung Laut: Sustaining the Communal Activity With Academic Collaboration

The Rebana Kercing of Kampung Laut is a historical religious traditional performing art combining the elements of stylized movements, vocals, and music in a single presentation and is claimed to be a Malay heritage that has been passed down for at least five generations of more than 150 years. The traditional art today is upheld


Night Owl vs Early Bird: Students’ Study Habits, Learning Styles and Academic Performance

Chronotypes refer to a specific period for people to wake up and sleep. Students with different chronotypes could have distinct learning styles and study habits. The different preferred ways of learning would also impact their academic performance. Every student’s learning capacity and learning habits should be taken into consideration to be able to receive effective


Creative Storytelling in Art and Design From the Perspective of Interaction

In the practices of art and design, creativity is the most vital ingredient as its appearance is unpredictable, just like quantum leaps. Referring to the hyperspace theory, the 11 dimensions of space-time might show similar patterns with information exchanges. Therefore, I compare the “quantum entanglement” to the information loop of interaction. The relationships between arts


Music Composition: Nora Suite for Saxophone Quartet

This research article aims to create musical works that combine concepts techniques and methods between western and eastern music. The researcher developed the melody of the southern Thai folksong and created a new harmonious melody for the saxophone quartet. The purpose of this study is to develop a new choice of music creation mode. Creating


The Arrangement of Lagudua Song in Duet Style for Violin

A Lagudua song is one of the RongNgang music in a distinct Southern Thai-Muslim tradition that plays a significant role in the musical-cultural relationship between the people in southern Thailand. The purpose of this creative research is to study the music structure and music form of Lagudua song and rearrange the song in a duet


The Development of Practice and Learning System of Khon

The purposes of this study were 1. To analyze the content of skill practice of actors. 2. To develop a learning system and practice skills of Khon performance to promote self-learning for learners. This research is an experimental research with one group pretest posttest design. The findings were presented as follows: 1. The content of


School Songs: Place, Space and Embodied Architecture Within UK Independent School Communities

Since the 1850s, UK independent schools have composed songs which encapsulate their singular identity (David, 1850) and, through their regular performance (Farmer, 1860), establish a lasting bond amongst staff, students and past students (Butler, 1953). These school songs fall within eight broadly connected themes (Ewart, 1969) and are a lens through which to view the


The Role of Designer in Interdisciplinary Team

Introduction: Design has its origins in making things. Good designers are curious and interested in what’s happening in the world around them. The innovations in all areas need more cooperation of different professions. Designers are usually in the centre of teams to be able to understand to other experts. Research Design: The paper is about


Access to Shakespeare

Whether you are teaching Shakespeare to students ages nine or ninety, the question arises as to what approach to use–how to attack the play, how to make inroads, and how to make the Bard enjoyable and accessible. Do you explain the plot or lecture on language or contemplate the cast of characters? What to include


Mantle of the Expert: the Versatility of Dorothy Heathcote’s Dramatic-inquiry Approach to Teaching and Learning

In the 1980s, Prof. Dorothy Heathcote MBE (1926-2011) developed the ‘Mantle of the Expert’ approach (MoE) during her work at the University of Newcastle. The basic concept of MoE is that children study the school curriculum as if they were a group of experts: they can be scientists in a laboratory, archaeologists digging out a


Contributions of Knowledge From Past Generations in Current Contexts of Arts Education

This article stems from the analysis of the professional life and work of Portuguese scholars, researchers and artists, graduated at the Superior School of Fine Arts of Porto, during the 1960s and 1970s. It is considered that the testimonies of these generations are an asset for current educational contexts in these areas, but often there


Rephotographic Powers: Teaching Rephotography As a Platform for Visual Communication in Turkey

Rephotography is the act of re-taking a previous photograph from the same vantage point, usually separated by a period of time. Rooted in 19th century scientific practices of recording environmental change (e.g. glaciers, plant population), it has since been adopted within fields of arts and humanities to illustrate cultural changes. Possessing the power to pull


Combining Digital Games with Art History to Create an Interdisciplinary Learning Experience for Students

This paper presents an interdisciplinary to develop content-aware application which combines game with art. The employment of content-oriented game enhances the gamification of learning in culture education. The gamified form of the application is used as a backbone to support and provide a strong stimulation to engage users. However, developing content-aware game is a demanding


Preparing Teachers of Art at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman

Higher Art Education in Oman has a very short history. Officially, Art Education programme for preparing teachers of Art was first established in 1991 with the opening of the Art Education Department at SQU in Muscat. The main aim of the programme was, and still is, to prepare qualified Art Education Teachers for different pre-university


The Learning of the Photograph in the Young People

In this paper we will explain how a group of young people of three communities in Lisbon (Bairro Padre Cruz, Bairro Alta de Lisboa and Bairro da Boavista), learned about photography and how they used their knowledge’s in practice. All communities had the same orientations and the same lessons with various professionals’ photographers, and they


Using Local Content Teaching Visual Narrative in the Gulf

Visual communication is a global activity and often demands using visual language that will be understood across cultures. Lack of place specificity is often considered desirable in design. But the trend toward visual globalization can have the disadvantage of taking students in many regions away from the visual language they are familiar with, leaving them,