Contextualized Practices in Arts Education

An International Dialogue on Singapore

  • Chee-Hoo Lum

Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Singapore Arts Landscape

  3. Creative Music Making in Primary School

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Wei Shin Leong
      Pages 39-41
    3. Eugene Dairianathan, Chee-Hoo Lum, Wei Shin Leong
      Pages 43-46
  4. The Art of Digital Storytelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Michael Anderson
      Pages 67-69
    3. Prue Wales, Michael Anderson
      Pages 71-74
  5. Free Improvisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Hoon Hong Ng
      Pages 77-99
    3. Eugene Dairianathan
      Pages 101-109
  6. Dance in Physical Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Leong Lai Keun, Joan Marian Fry
      Pages 113-131
    3. Michael Gard
      Pages 133-134
    4. Leong Lai Keun, Joan Marian Fry, Michael Gard
      Pages 135-139
  7. Band Directing in Primary School

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Steven Morrison
      Pages 159-164
  8. Integrating the Arts & Partnerships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Jenny de Reuck
      Pages 183-187
  9. Flow in Young Artists-in-Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Susan Wright
      Pages 211-213
    3. Rhoda Myra Garces-Bacsal, Susan Wright
      Pages 215-216
  10. Weaving and Anchoring the Arts into Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Tan Liang See, Letchmi Devi Ponnusamy
      Pages 219-249
    3. Terrie Lynn Thompson
      Pages 251-255
    4. Tan Liang See, Letchmi Devi Ponnusamy
      Pages 257-258
  11. Signature Pedagogies in the Visual Arts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Susan Wright
      Pages 275-278
  12. Pedagogical Issues in Multicultural Music Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Amy Beegle
      Pages 301-303
    3. Pamela Costes-Onishi, Amy Beegle
      Pages 305-311
  13. Reflective Journeys of Music Teachers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Eric Favaro
      Pages 331-333
    3. Siew Ling Chua, Chee-Hoo Lum, Eric Favaro
      Pages 335-338
  14. Critical Dialogue with the Contemporary in Traditional Theatre Forms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Janet Pillai
      Pages 359-361
    3. Charlene Rajendran, Janet Pillai
      Pages 363-367
  15. Music Theory for the Twenty-First Century Music Teacher

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369

About this book


This edited book not only makes a much-needed contribution to research in arts education but also provides a strong grounding of evidential support for Singapore arts education, in contrast to the current state of affairs in arts education in many parts of the world where severe cuts in funding, lackluster support for the arts and imperialist agendas are pervasive. The case of and for Singapore – presented in this edited book through rich descriptions of the dedicated, contextualized practices of arts educators, artists and researchers – offers readers many valuable lessons and reflections on the continued survival and advancement of arts education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Chee-Hoo Lum
    • 1
  1. 1.Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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