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  1. 1. Art Integrated Learning Actualizing Potential By Dr. Ashok Arora Principal, DIET-Rajender Nagar, New Delhi-110060 [email_address]
  2. 2. What does NCF-2005 say about Art? <ul><li>“ Art, both visual and performing need to become an important component of learning in the curriculum especially at primary level. Children must develop skills and abilities in these area, and not treat these as mere entertaining fringe. Art must become an important tool in the teaching learning process” </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Integration ? <ul><li>Integration is the process of blending two substances so that they merge with each other seamlessly. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Art ? <ul><li>Art is a universal form of communication and creative expression. It is often a language that expresses our experiences and perceptions of the world around us, in varied form. </li></ul><ul><li>Art can be classified into two broad categories:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performing Art </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What is Art Integrated Learning? <ul><li>Art when integrated with different subjects seamlessly, becomes the medium of teaching learning process and different concepts can be easily grasped in a joyful manner. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Arts as a means to transact curriculum? <ul><li>“ Students in schools where arts are an integral programme of an academic programme tend to have an academic advantage over students for whom that is not the case.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ There is a deep connection in the cognitive, social and emotional development and Arts.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Steven A. Melnick and Martha J. Strickland, Journal of Arts Education Policy Review p. 154-162 vol. no. 112, issue 3, 2011.) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Art Integration in Education <ul><li>To reduce the curricular burden by making learning more meaningful and joyful </li></ul><ul><li>To enable Holistic development, taking care of all the 3 domains namely; Cognitive, Affective and Psycho-motor </li></ul><ul><li>To enhance the skills to communicate and the power to express </li></ul><ul><li>To help the child become more sociable </li></ul><ul><li>To develop the aesthetic sense and enhance creativity among children </li></ul><ul><li>Art as a powerful medium of expression is a strong pedagogical tool </li></ul>
  8. 8. ART INTEGRATED LEARNING (A Collaborative Project of DIET Rajinder Nagar, DEAA, NCERT & MCD Delhi) <ul><li>PROJECT OVERVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>This project is for duration of two years i.e. April 2011-March 2013. </li></ul><ul><li>Major activities of this collaborative project are: </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of 40 teachers from 20 MCD Primary Schools where this pedagogical technique can be adopted </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution of Core team comprising of experts from the field of performing and visual art, educationists, administrative personnel from education deptt of MCD, school heads, teachers, parent representatives to facilitate the program </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation of identified school principals as part of the facilitation team </li></ul>
  9. 9. PROJECT OUTLINE Contd….. <ul><li>Training of Master Trainers, and school teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Development of resource material for teachers on AIL pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Tool Development for studying and recording the process of AIL) </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of the project in selected schools with selected teachers in close coordination and follow up with MCD authorities and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and hand-holding of the teachers involved in the project </li></ul><ul><li>Research (Study of the Process and Development) </li></ul><ul><li>Extension (Presentation of the Findings through Seminar) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Work Done So Far……. <ul><li>Development of Training Package on Art Education for Primary Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>A Ten Day Training programme for selected MCD Primary school Teachers of District West was conducted where different themes included in the training package were covered </li></ul><ul><li>In all there are seven modules in this package </li></ul>
  11. 11. Training Package on Art Education for Primary Teachers contd….. <ul><li>Ice Breakers: Ice Breakers are a set of playful exercises that help to create a joyful, innovative and interactive environment gearing up the learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study through Video </li></ul>
  12. 12. Training Package on Art Education for Primary Teachers contd….. <ul><li>Art in Every day Activities </li></ul><ul><li>The focus of this module is to establish arts in every day activities of school, towards enriching curricular areas, enhancing the capability of learners to plan, organise and conduct art activities </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies through Video </li></ul>
  13. 13. Training Package on Art Education for Primary Teachers contd….. <ul><li>Methods and Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Art in the Primary school emphasizes experiences, exploration and experimentation, rather than skills with the focus on the creation of an appropriate environment for facilitating on participation in art activities creatively by using different methods, techniques and materials. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Training Package on Art Education for Primary Teachers contd….. <ul><li>Art and Art Education </li></ul><ul><li>This module highlights that the major purpose of art education is to foster creativity among students. It also explains different stages of artisitic development, recognising that creativity can be enhanced. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples & case studies through video </li></ul>
  15. 15. Training Package on Art Education for Primary Teachers contd….. <ul><li>Integration of Art with other subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Arts here becomes the medium of teaching and learning, that is painting, drama and music become the integral part of the classroom and the centre of the curriculum helping in clarifying concepts. AIL provides the means to bridge the content of different subjects in logical, child centred and meaningful ways. It facilitates participants to explore and work with various art forms, internalising the concepts of art education as pedagogy for primary education. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples & case studies through video </li></ul>
  16. 16. Training Package on Art Education for Primary Teachers contd….. <ul><li>Appreciation of art and role of museums in education </li></ul><ul><li>This module enables teachers to develop understanding of art appreciation in the context of school education. Museums sisplay arts from different times in history and geography. The ailm of this modue is to link museum displays with school curriculum and even explains how schools can develop their own mini-mueums. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples & case studies through video </li></ul>
  17. 17. Training Package on Art Education for Primary Teachers contd….. <ul><li>Evaluation in Arts </li></ul><ul><li>This module introduces participants to the various criteria and techniques that can be used to evaluate the progress of the children through a 3 tier approach of self evaluation, peer evaluation and teacher evaluation , enabling effective teach and teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples & case studies through video </li></ul>
  18. 18. Capacity Building of DIET Faculty and School Teachers <ul><li>During the second phase of training a Five day workshop on Capacity Building was organised. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus - to share the teaching experiences of the teachers based on their hands-on experience in their respective schools of implementing AIL. </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences showed the impact of AIL on students : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>increase in participation level in the class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increased concentration in classroom activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>behavioural changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lots of enthusiasm among children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more curiosity about the activities </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Capacity Building of DIET Faculty and School Teachers contd….. <ul><li>“ Guidelines for Primary Teachers on Art Integrated Learning” - DEAA, NCERT” evolved to further facilitate teachers of class I-V in implementation of AIL in classroom situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Main highlights of the document are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Case Studies of classroom teaching experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide guidelines to augment teaching learning strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To enhance insights for evolving /creating individual methods of teaching learning adapted to ground realities and local needs. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Development of Teachers Handbook <ul><li>An exemplar material created by DIET Rajinder Nagar showing application of AIL in different school subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Developed collectively by the teachers as well as teacher educators. </li></ul><ul><li>An effort to develop reference material on AIL in classroom situation. </li></ul><ul><li>In all 20 types of art activities identified and linked with teaching of different concepts of different subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Main focus of these activities –involve participation of all the students without further expenses, cater to multiple intelligences, different learning styles and different abilities of children. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Monthly Follow Up Meetings with School Teachers <ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Guidances </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving new strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to experts from different areas of art & visual communication </li></ul>
  22. 22. Research Study : Study of the Process and Development <ul><li>AIL is already being pursued in 20 select schools of MCD, District West. </li></ul><ul><li>From these select schools two sections from each school have been identified as experimental classrooms and other sections of the school would be control classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>To study the impact of AIL in the understanding and learning of children the Process would be studied </li></ul>
  23. 23. Impact Study on AIL contd….. <ul><li>Development of Research Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Observation Schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self made </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Readymade </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>participation of class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a. students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b. teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching learning env </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach being used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples given </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Impact Study on AIL contd….. <ul><li>Development of Research Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Checklist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>method </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Impact Study on AIL contd….. <ul><li>Preparation of First Term Test Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Test papers based on the syllabus of the First term of classes I-V of all the subjects namely, Hindi, English, Maths, EVS and EVSS have been prepared. These papers have been prepared keeping in mind the guidelines as spelt in the CCE document of CBSE. </li></ul><ul><li>Main highlight of these question papers is that there are activities/ questions that help map the understanding/performance of children in all the three domains i.e. Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domain. </li></ul><ul><li>The test items include both written, oral as well as performing skills. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Impact Study on AIL contd…..
  27. 27. Impact Study on AIL contd…..
  28. 28. Thank You