NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

Building Pedagogical Capability

DO I QUALIFY AS AN NAC-AEP ARTS EXPERIENCE INSTRUCTOR?

As part of NAC’s efforts to raise the quality of arts instruction in Singapore,  all arts instructors wishing to conduct NAC-AEP Experience programmes from 2017 onwards will need to demonstrate expertise in both art form and pedagogy. 

 

 

Existing NAC-AEP arts instructors without any formal teacher training or pedagogical qualifications can fulfil these requirements by attending any one of these pedagogical courses relevant to their art form or target student group: 

 

SPECIALIST PROGRAMMES

This 240-hour course, conducted over a year, aims to equip you with practical and theoretical skills to deepen your understanding of arts education. Taught by lecturers from the National Institute of Education’s (NIE’s) Visual and Performing Arts Department, the course will cover topics such as the arts and motivation, communication and classroom management, critical thinking and problem solving in the arts as well as the creative and collaborative arts classroom in the 21st century.

HOW CAN I BE EXEMPTED?

Existing NAC-AEP Arts Experience instructors who currently possess teaching qualification/experiences may be exempted from the minimum pedagogical requirement. 

 

If you possess any one of the following qualifications, please email a copy of a completed ‘Verification Form (click for download) to Ms Joyce Sim at joyce_sim@nac.gov.sg for exemption: 

 

  • Formal pedagogical training (eg. BA/ MA Art/ Music in Education) or any other art form pedagogy training  

 

  • Formal Arts-based training directly relevant to teaching and learning (eg. Trinity Guildhall Teaching Diploma, Lasalle’s MA in Arts Pedagogy and Practice, Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers, etc).

 

  • At least 10 years of MOE school teaching experience with evidence of lesson planning and assessment targeted towards pedagogy and curriculum.

For further enquiries, please email Ms. Joyce Sim (joyce_sim@nac.gov.sg) or nac_aep@nac.gov.sg.