Lim Hwee Sian
Lead Teacher, Music
Cedar Girls’ Secondary School

Sim Wee Choon
Subject Head Performing Arts
Lianhua Primary School

Wong Ee-Meng, Samuel
Senior Teacher, PE
Lianhua Primary School

Transforming Learning Towards Students’ Ownership: Leveraging on Technology and Use of Video Focusing Techniques

Lim Hwee Sian
Lead Teacher, Music
Cedar Girls’ Secondary School

How can we leverage ICT to enhance students’ self-directed learning to impact their performance practice? How would this influence the design process of teaching and learning in the music lessons?

Recording videos of students’ musical performances in class has been a practice in many music classrooms. With the right approach, observation of video-recorded performances and coaching serves as a high impact tool for students’ performance growth. Leveraging on video technology, teachers can empower students to record their work in progress, and to apply video-focusing techniques to critique, evaluate and refine their performances. This process of self-assessment nurtures self-directed learning and develops students’ critical inquiry skills. Through embracing technology-based innovation, teachers thus foster a culture of lifelong learning in their classroom and help their students to become future-ready.

 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Through the Lens of Music and Physical Education @ Lianhua Primary

Sim Wee Choon
Subject Head Performing Arts
Lianhua Primary School

Wong Ee-Meng, Samuel
Senior Teacher, PE
Lianhua Primary School

What would the intersections look like when Music and Physical Education collaborate for teaching and learning? How would this process impact the students’ understanding of the two subject disciplines?          

Physical Education (PE) and Music lessons are conducted in their separate domains and environment. Movement in these subjects are also explored independently to understand concepts such as creative expression, form, time, direction and flow.  However, collaboration between PE and Music teachers could lead to new ways of knowing, as well as creative explorations in the understanding of music concepts. These intersections could possibly transform the way teachers teach, open new possibilities in teaching and learning, and enable affordances for richer learning experiences. It can also empower students to develop dispositions that value multiple perspectives, and encourage entrepreneurial dare.

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