Visual Arts 

Excel in self-improvement and self-evaluation

Become a reflective learner

 

Objective I

To utilize different strategies and hands-on teaching experience to help students internalized the self-directed learning cycle.

To make good use of advanced strategic thinking for self-reflection and study the relationship between creativity and quality enhancement to improve students’ three-dimensional work quality.

 

Strategy

Implementation in levels: Primary Four

Implementation of topic: My little Kids’ Wonderland – To design game facilities for the theme park

Strategy:

  1. To internalize the self-directed learning cycle (goal setting, planning, monitoring, and self-reflection) and enhance learning effectiveness.
  2. To employ different strategies to enhance learning effectiveness.
  • (Strategic plans) Make good use of different strategies to attain the objective or improve performance.
  • Advanced strategic thinking: SCAMPER
  • Problem-solving strategies: Design thinking (Identify and define problems)
  • (Evaluations) Performance Evaluation, self-reflection and optimization of learning results: To adopt Prototype (hands-on experience, interviews, and improvements)
  • (Tasks) Task-based learning to acquire knowledge: KWL

 

Effectiveness

The teaching plan has been proven effective:

  1. According to the interviews and questionnaires, students said they had noticed the characteristics of the material after completing the 3D material exploration. Considering the characteristics, they would be more cautious and apply the techniques they learned during the exploration when creating. They would also use design thinking and SCAMPER for conducting self-reflection and self-improvement.
  2. According to the teachers' observation, students' ideas and rich imagination can be reflected in their diverse, unique work that embodied numerous shapes and forms. Students could also use the exploration skills in their 3D creation to present multiple textures. This teaching plan could indeed improve their quality of 3D design. By using advanced strategic thinking and problem-solving strategies, students could conduct self-evaluation and become reflective learners.
Primary Four students were interviewing a junior grade student trying to define the problems of game facilities to work out their ideas for the artwork Students exploring the methods of creating different textures

 

Objective II

To further enhance the learning community

To promote the development of teaching and collaborative professional culture inside and outside the school by the guidance from experts in Visual Arts.

 

Strategy

  1. To invite photographer, Mr William Leung, as a guest speaker in the "Citybeat" Talk
  2. To connect the school-based project “Lights of Million Families: One Family One Story” with the talk with the purpose of extended learning.

 

Effectiveness 

  1. Through the guidance of experts, the professional development and the knowledge of learning and teaching of our VA teachers have been enhanced. It also their broadened horizons. Teachers could use this guide to enhance the curriculum further and lie the foundation for future course development, such as photography.

 

  1. 100% of Primary 3 students liked this talk on “Citybeat”. All of them said that they enjoyed the art learning experience shared by a photographer. They all agreed that this talk could provide knowledge of “Lights of Million Families: One Family One Story”. (Photography and appreciate the city landscape)
  2. In this activity, the Primary Three students got to study the photography's creation medium, an extended learning experience and had the opportunity to communicate with an artist and listened to his sharing. It was an eye-opening experience for our students.

Special thanks to photographer William Leung for hosting the talk

Students were thrilled to interview the artist.

Group photo time

 

Student feedback

3B HO TSUN KA

The most unforgettable moment for me in this talk was to appreciate the photographers' work "The Lazy Kitten", which was very interesting! He depicted the cute and playful side of the cat. I have learned that taking photos from different angles can have different effects. I was so excited I could interview the photographer Mr William Leung. I have learned a lot today, and I will practice more in the future. I hope someday I can take photos as good as Mr Leung does!

 

3E CHU HIU CHING

The most memorable part of this talk was the “Interview with the artist”. I really liked the question session of the photographer! I could feel the “beats” of the city from this talk.

 

Extended activity: Winning entries of the “Love All Over the City” Parent Child Photography Contest

 

Awards

Recipients

Comments

Champion

CHEUNG SHUN WING and his parents

He captured the beautiful but fleeting scenery at dusk. Excellent composition. The silhouettes of people on the beach enriched the content of this photo.

1st Runner up

HO TSUN KA and his parents

Clever use of the trees as the foreground to go with the tall building. The birds brought out the feeling of home. It made people feel grateful.

2nd Runner up

CHEN CHING LONG and his parents

The composition was good and captured the vitality of the court.