UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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CARE Projects

This study aims to explore the concept of music amongst Singapore children in the primary education levels. Children will be asked to draw and/or write about their concepts of music and the meaning of music in their lives. The collated drawings/writings will then be content analyzed to explore...
an exploratory study investigating the effects of an 8-week art-and-play-based bridging programme on children's involvement and identifying the facilitative processes for learning used by the program coordinators and volunteers
This research project is an in-depth qualitative study that aims to add to nascent local research literature investigating the nature of arts teaching in schools. Through 18 case studies of community nominated 'outstanding' arts educators in dance, drama, music, and visual arts, the study...
This study sought to gain insights into the social impact of community drumming networks that are held in the community centres around the island, and to understand the mechanisms of it in order to advocate and support art interest groups in Singapore. The research is a partnership with and co-...
The goal of this study is to investigates the changes and differences in pedagogical practices, perceptions, and needs of generalist music and art primary school teachers after a specialist professional development. The research looks at the differences between generalists and generalists turned...
As part of strategic directions in professionalizing the fraternity and developing the 21st century music educator and its identity, "Singapore Teachers Academy for the aRts" (STAR) is developing a unique curriculum "Teaching Living Legends" for the professional development (PD...
This study aims to track and examine the development and implementation of a multi-disciplinary immersive arts experience, BOTH SIDES, NOW, which explores end-of-life issues. BOTH SIDES, NOW is a community arts project that encourages its audiences to move away from perceiving death and dying as...
The Artists-In-School-Scheme (AISS) for Pre-Schools which is a “ collaboration between NAC and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) to enable pre-schoolers to gain access to quality and sustained arts programmes specifically designed by arts practitioners” (National Arts...
At once a historic point of confluence between immigrant, diasporic and autochtonous communities and a globalized interconnected hub, contemporary Singapore presents a rich and unique musical scene which hasn’t often been studied. More akin to a constellation of distinct yet interconnected...

CARE Team's Research Projects

Asst. Professor Lum Chee Hoo (NIE)

An Examination of Creative Music Making in the General Music Programme (GMP)

Project Period: April, 2009 - March, 2012
To investigate the implementation of creative compositional/improvisatory activities in the primary and secondary general music classroom.

Performing arts centres as experiential educational settings

Project Period: December, 2007 - August, 2009
To investigate arts education and local artist development programmes in 2 local performing arts centres

Preserving culture, tradition and heritage: A song reminiscence project with senior citizens of Singapore

Project Period: December, 2008 - January, 2011
To investigate community music-making by music educators with senior citizens in local nursing and day-care facilities.

Asst Professor Prudence Wales (NIE)

Youth Tell

Project Period: January, 2008 - January, 2011
IDM Grant

Pilot Study – bridging formal and informal learning through digital storytelling

Project Period: January, 2008 - January, 2009

Ms Goh Leong Lai Keun (NIE)

Teaching and Learning in PE: Promoting Pupils’ Participation in Lifelong Physical Activity

Project Period: January, 2007 - December, 2009
To study children’s perception of dance in the PE curriculum. 3 years

A School-based Study on the Effects of Dance Education on the Acquisition of Dance Skills and the Increased Proficiency in Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Project Period: January, 2002 - December, 2004
To investigate Singapore children’s creative thinking and problem solving responses in creative dance. 2 Years

Mr Eric Peter Stead (NIE)

An Examination of Creative Music Making in the General Music Programme (GMP)

Project Period: April, 2009 - March, 2012
To investigate the implementation of creative compositional/improvisatory activities in the primary and secondary general music classro

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