NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

Capability Development For Special Education

COLLABORATION WITH SOCIAL SERVICE INSTITUTE (SSI)

38-Hour Course: Facilitating Arts-Based Learning for Children with Special Needs

To equip arts instructors with skills to deliver arts programmes to children with special needs, NAC has collaborated with the Social Service Institute (SSI) to deliver a customised training course for arts instructors to better understand children with learning disabilities in SPED and mainstream schools. 

 

The 38-hour Facilitating Arts Based Learning for Children with Special Needs course is a highly interactive course with activities, case studies, discussions and a practicum attachment with SPED schools. The course aims to equip arts instructors with the skills to: 

 

  • Describe common disabilities, characteristics and developmental milestones of children with special needs

 

  • Assess and analyse students’ learning profiles via a theoretical framework

 

  • Apply specific and broad theories in enhancing students’ learning behaviour

 

  • Integrate knowledge and practice of special needs in arts lessons or activities

Course Fees:

The full cost of training is $1,872.50, inclusive of GST. 

 

To encourage participation and a culture of continuous skills upgrading, arts instructors who are approved to conduct programmes under the NAC-AEP and arts instructors conducting NAC supported programmes will pay only $187.25 per person after a 90% course fee subsidy

 

For more information on the NAC –AEP scheme, please refer to here.

 

Venue Course Dates and Timing Register By
Various locations

3 Nov 2017 (Fri) 3.00-5.30pm:
Orientation and Class Attachment

6 Nov 2017 (Mon) ) 7.00-9.30pm:
Skills required for functional activities

10 & 13 Nov 2017 (Fri & Mon) 7.00-9.30pm:
Overview of disabilities
(focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disability and Intellectual Disability)

17 & 20 Nov 2017 (Fri & Mon) 7.00-9.30pm:
Identify and manage students with Sensory Processing Disorders during lesson in the arts

25 Nov 2017 (Sat) 9.00am-5.00pm:
Social Communication in children with special needs
 

DECEMBER BREAK


5 & 8 & 12 Jan 2018 (Fri & Mon & Fri) 7.00-9.30pm:
Understanding & managing behaviour: Strategies and Application

22 Jan Aug to 2 Mar 2018 (During school hours):
Observation and Practicum Sessions

23 Mar 2018 (Fri) 7.00-9.30pm:
Presentation and Wrap-Up

Registration Closed 

Registration:

Registration for this course is now closed. Please check back regularly for more updates on the next run of the programme. 

 

Please note that this course satisfies the minimum pedagogical requirement for NAC-AEP instructors wishing to conduct NAC-AEP Experience workshop programmes for SPED schools from 2017 onwards. It is NOT compulsory to attend the pedagogy training courses if you are not an approved instructor under the NAC-AEP.

 

If you already possess a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience or other relevant pedagogical qualifications necessary for exemption from EM, please refer here for more information about the relevant verification processes. 

 

Please contact us at nac_aep@nac.gov.sg if you have any queries or require any clarifications.

MOE-NAC VISUAL ARTS TOOLKIT FOR SPED SCHOOLS

The arts are an expression of ideas, feelings and experiences. The different art forms, theatre, dance, music, literary arts and visual arts encourage cognitive, behavioural and affective growth and development among students in Special Education (SPED). 

 

 

It is NAC’s vision that the arts will one day become an integral part of all SPED schools’ curriculum. In 2012, the NAC introduced the Artist-SPED School Partnership Programme to provide a unique opportunity for artists and SPED teachers to co-develop and co-teach arts-based lessons. A variety of media, and lessons were customised to the learning needs of students with diverse abilities and interests. As a result of this programme and the NAC Artist-in-School scheme, seven projects were selected to be included in this Visual Arts Toolkit for SPED Schools, catering to students of varied disability profiles.

 

 

This Visual Arts Toolkit contains a collection of unique and innovative projects jointly developed and implemented by Singapore-based artists working in close collaboration with SPED teachers to bring the teaching and learning of the Visual Arts into the SPED classroom. These projects give students the opportunities to express themselves through different modes, acquire social skills and cultivate their self-confidence. This contributes to their holistic development. By gathering these experiences into a toolkit, NAC hopes to inspire more SPED teachers to explore ways to introduce the visual arts into their classrooms, and engage students in appropriate, meaningful and successful artmaking. 

 

 

MOE-NAC Collaboration

 

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is a key partner in bringing the Visual Arts Toolkit to fruition.  The MOE considers the arts as an integral part of the SPED curriculum, one that contributes to a holistic development of SPED students. In the SPED Curriculum Framework (2012), the arts come under one of the six core Learning Domains to meet the desired Living, Learning and Working (LLW) outcomes of every student.