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

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Name of Author: 
Aliza Binti Anthony Abet
Institute: 
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Year of completion: 
2009
Country: 
Malaysia
Country of Research Data: 
Malaysia
Language: 
Malay
Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to explore the commitment of visual art teacher’s of

Post Graduate Teaching Course in teaching Visual Art Education at primary school.

Those teachers had been required to take Visual Art Education as one of their optional

subjects or as a minor subject during their study at Teacher’s Institute of Education.

This study explored the teaching and learning practice of the subject done by the

teachers and the factors that influenced their commitment. The subject of the study

comprised of three primary school teachers which are two female and one male. One

of those female teacher teaches at town area, another at rural area and one male

teacher teaches at inland areas. The Conceptual of Teacher Education model was

chosen as the lens through which to view teacher commitment from a holistic

perspective. The model provided guidance to the frame work for exploring the

phenomenon of commitment with the participants which consist of the knowledge,

skill and values aspects. The documents analysis, observations, interviews and some

written questions were used to gather data related to this qualitative study. A matrix

form that was based on practicum guidelines and supervision at Teacher’s Institute of

Education was also used in the observation. The finding of this study revealed that  the

teacher’s commitment at teaching practice are at moderation stage and  still need

improvement. The study revealed the main factor that influenced the teachers’

commitment in teaching Visual Art Education at primary school are their environment

and due to lack of exposure to the subject.  

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