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The Art unit aims to develop Kranjians’ passion for art; thinkers who are capable to communicate visually through various means of Art making. Through these effort of perceiving, communicating and appreciating Art, students develop the confidence to discuss, respond and connect their lived experiences with society and culture.
Teaching and Learning Syllabus
Secondary 1 students will learn to analyse, gather, organise and record visual stimuli in nature and the man-made environment through visual journaling. They will also learn to use the information collected to generate and present a piece of artwork to present their identity.
Game based lesson is incorporated for students to discover creative ways to express themselves. This pedagogical approach is to develop students’ cognitive and social skills. The Art unit aims to conduct further investigation the benefits of game-based learning that has been researched to retain knowledge longer from other learning methods.
Secondary 2 students will experience outdoor learning for photography lessons. Firstly, they explore the school environment to apply photography skills that they have acquired in class. Next, they apply the photography skills acquired to take self-portraits of themselves with public sculptures. The Art unit aims to provide experiential learning for students to be active learners and foster a high degree of engagement and appreciation for art.
To extend the learning of sculptures, the Secondary 2 students will be given an inquiry based task to create sculptures using recycled materials. The Art unit aims to widen the exposure of different art forms for students to express their thoughts, experiences and feelings in different ways.
Learning beyond school@NAFA
Secondary 3 students experimented with a variety of materials, techniques and technologies to translate their ideas into visual forms and expressions. To provide students with a professional art studio practice, Kranji partnered with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) for students to reflect what they learned in the classroom. This experience was to allow students to identify their strengths and inclinations. The Art unit aims to provide learning opportunities beyond the classroom walls.
Learning Journey to the Museum
To enable students to connect and respond to artworks, students will experience museum-based learning as part of their learning journey. This is to cultivate visual literacy skills and appreciation of the Art world.