Category: Teaching and Learning the Arts


Teaching Students to Draw Quickly: A Strategy to Encourage Traditional Drawing Skills

With the introduction of better design and drawing software in the previous decade, Architecture and Interior Design students are relying more and more on the computer to produce visual representations of their ideas. Students entering the College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) are becoming less motivated to build


RE/CONNECT Virtual Exchange and Art Exhibition: A Framework for Creative and Meaningful International Exchange During COVID-19 Restrictions

One of the consequences of COVID-19 for Japanese art university students has been a narrowing of the educational experience. Many study abroad programs have yet to be resumed and international exchange opportunities dramatically decreased. The risks to student well-being and need for a new direction in post-COVID education have been recognized. One positive outcome was


Students’ Views of Art Education as Their Future Career

Art has long been an important subject of the education system. In Vietnam, teaching arts is taken a solid position as a subject of the education system from primary to tertiary education level. However, little is known about the situation and the need for transformation in the way students are trained to become art teachers.


Discussion on Teaching Design of Integrated Course of Picture Books in Primary School Based on Case Study

Picture books, as a form of books combining pictures and texts, have played their unique advantages since entering the vision of educators, bringing the edifice of beauty to children and constructing the spiritual habitat for both children and adults. As a unique form of children’s literature, picture books not only shine in the field of


Effects of Social Media Features on Music Teaching and Learning During the COVID-19 Movement Control Order (MCO)

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many education organisations to make full use of various online communication platform technologies to continue teaching. This study aims at gaining a deeper understanding of the usefulness of an e-learning platform for teaching and learning activities. It focuses on the trends of social media usage as well as a student’s


The Design Studio as a Place of Study: Critique as Hermeneutic Conversation

As postsecondary design educators, are we providing students a place of study or are we just instructing? Educational theorist and historian Robert McClintock’s “Toward a place of study in a world of instruction” (1971) was published as a critique of the instructional culture in education in which he observed an overemphasis on pedagogy and the


Conceptual Collaborative Learning Space in “Studio-based Classroom” for Future Campus

The aspirations of national higher education institutions to achieve a world-class rank based on research and creativity mean that those institution intends to apply international standards in its facilities to carry out their best practices as well as world-class universities. The vision and mission is to make their faculties excel in various fields of disciplines


Rising Up: Student Learning in the Post-pandemic Era

Since the start of the pandemic, the University of Massachusetts Global (UMG), like all virtual and dispersed learning institutions of Higher Education, has been forced to adapt to unplanned cycles of change. UMG is committed to improving the learning environment based on a combination of data points, like student feedback and performance and the evolving


Remote Teaching of the Arts in a Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic resulted in educators making a sudden shift to a largely online modality in teaching. For educators used to studio teaching, this change could be radical in terms of teaching approaches. Arts-based pedagogies tend to be studio-based and experiential. The presentation discusses the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on art and music pedagogies in a


Van Gogh and Perception of Space

Architects imagine and design space before it is constructed, whereas the Artist has the prerogative to manipulate the reality in the painting. The understanding of Van Gogh’s work has been overshadowed by his mental illness which caused him to eventually take his life. By studying what is written by historians, watching documentaries and reading Van