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

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Name of Author: 
Mohd Zulkifli Bin Mat Salleh
Institute: 
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Year of completion: 
2010
Country: 
Malaysia
Country of Research Data: 
Malaysia
Language: 
Malay
Abstract: 

This reasearch is done with the aim to study mural art progress at Sekolah Menengah

Kebangsaan Badak. Early observation, researcher found a gap that compelled the researcher to

administer a study investigating possible effect on mural painting and students' appreciation of

visual art. Further reading on the topic revealed that experience is one of educating process.

Mural painting at school provides a visual experience for the students. This study examines how

far mural painting at school help to improve visual art curriculum. 39 students, a teacher, and a

school admistrator involve in this study. Researcher interviewed 5 from 1 to form 5 students.

The interview sessions were held in front of mural painting in order to see students' ability to

interact with art work. An experiment is conducted during art lesson with 34 form six students.

Appreciation of art helps students gain knowledge on visual art and develop skills on

describing, analyzing, interpretation, and assesing art. This study employs qualitative research

method where students' appreciations on mural painting is discussed deeply. Research finding is

analyze and a few suggestions are presented.

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