CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT

NAC works closely with various training institutions to provide training opportunities that enhance arts instructors’ professional and pedagogical skills, so as to ensure our arts instructors are equipped with the skills to deliver engaging arts education programmes in schools.

 

Training can take various forms, from a one-year structured training course to ad-hoc workshops. This is to accommodate the different schedules and interests of instructors.


PEDAGOGY TRAINING FOR ARTS INSTRUCTORS

As part of NAC’s efforts to raise the quality of arts instruction in Singapore, all instructors teaching NAC-AEP Experience Workshops must obtain relevant pedagogical qualification to continue conducting workshops for NAC-AEP.

 

NAC has partnered the National Institute of Education (NIE) International, an established Continuing Education and Training (CET) institution, to introduce courses in developing pedagogical skills.

 

Arts instructors can embark on the Essential Module – Essentials of Teaching and Learning – a short, modular programme which grounds them in the fundamentals of effective instruction.

 

Additionally, they can work towards achieving Specialist Diploma in Arts Education to equip themselves with the expertise required to better deliver quality arts programmes for students.


SPECIALISED COURSES

 

FACILITATING ARTS BASED LEARNING FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (COLLABORATION WITH SSI)

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 pedagogical training course for arts instructors to better understand children with learning disabilities in SPED and mainstream schools.

 

Visit here for more information.

 

TEACHING THE ARTS IN AN EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENT (COLLABORATION WITH SEED INSTITUTE)

As part of NAC’s efforts to provide more learning opportunities for arts instructors keen to work with us in the early childhood field, we have partnered with SEED Institute to offer a 49-hr pedagogy course “Teaching the Arts in an Early Childhood Environment”.

 

Visit here for more information.


ARTS EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

NAC collaborates with the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), to organise workshops on arts integrated learning for children, targeted at both artists and pre-school educators.

 

These workshops are organised in collaboration with international arts education partners, offering our instructors an opportunity to learn from renowned arts educators.

 

 

WOLF TRAP INSTITUTE FOR EARLY LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS, VIRGINIA, USA

The workshops led by Teaching Artists from The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts equip participants with the skills to integrate the arts into the pre-school curriculum to meet learning goals as reflected in the Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) Framework for kindergartens in Singapore.

 

Find out more about NAC's collaboration with Wolf Trap in 2016, through this article by the Institute. 

 


 

In addition, arts instructors and artists keen to develop their pedagogical or facilitation skills through courses offered by other organisations and institutions, local or abroad, may also apply for the NAC Capability Development Grant.