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Session Three: Art in Asian Education Today

Chairperson: Professor M. G. K. Menon 


New Vision for Arts Education in Rural Areas (PDF, 329KB)

Mr. Yong Hoseong, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Korea

Art Education and the Art Council of Mongolia

Ms. Ariunaa Tserenpil, Arts Council of Mongolia

The Central Asian Academy of Arts as a Local and Regional Cultural Factor (PDF, 44KB)

Dr. Bolot K. Sadybakasov, Central Asian Academy of Arts in Kyrgyzstan

The presentations by Mr Yong Hoseong, Ms Ariunaa Tserenpil, and Dr Bolot Sadybakasov gave an insight into activities in Korea, Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan in the field of Arts Education. The Korean examples reflected the importance of enabling rural people to participate in determining what education in their region should be. The presentations from Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan highlighted the need to consider local culture and identity when deciding on curricula.

My Experience in the Field of Art Education – Suggestions for Restructuring Curricula in the Formal System (PDF, 123KB)

Dr. Pawan Sudhir, State Council for Educational Research and Training in New Delhi, India

Dr Pawan Sudhir described her experiences when visiting schools to assess arts education programmes. Her presentation demonstrated that making art a specific “subject” can sometimes restrict the imaginations of children and keep culture separate from education. But using art as a tool in teaching about other subjects can enable children to express themselves in terms of what they have learned and encourage imagination and creativity. Furthermore, her experience suggests that using art as a tool in education can be a more effective way of teaching and of passing on artistic concepts and practices, especially when teachers lack training in arts education and when resources are limited.

Experiences in Learning Through the Use of Video

Dr Jyotsna Tiwari, Department of Education in Social Sciences and Humanities, India

Ms. Jai Chandiram, President of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, India

Jyotsna Tiwari and Ms Jai Chandiram gave presentations which highlighted the usefulness of media such as video or DVD.  As Ms Chandiram demonstrated, short video presentations can be useful to sensitize teachers to various teaching methods and approaches, and can change their attitudes towards students.

The Role of Sound and Music in the Development of Mind

Ms. Shruti, artist, India

Ms Shruti demonstrated, through music, the power of sound and described the benefits of using music and rhythm in teaching, and the way in which they make subjects interesting, engage the child’s mind and create awareness of the diverse world around it.