Dance curriculum for a Renaissance Singapore : a framework for Dance Elective Programme in secondary schools

Chua, Poh Yi (Joey) (2003) Dance curriculum for a Renaissance Singapore : a framework for Dance Elective Programme in secondary schools. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Within the social, cultural and political contexts for arts education in Singapore today, this thesis describes a framework for the development of a dance curriculum for 13 to 16 years old secondary school students. This study considers the question: What kind of Dance Elective Programme will address the needs of the diverse communities in Singapore? The framework for the Dance Elective Programme that emerges from the research describes rationale, content, and approaches as identified by the research participants. Research data collected includes dance syllabi; dance journals; questionnaires and interviews with various individuals in Singapore. The significance of dance in the school curriculum is accentuated by several Singapore government reports where the issue of the promotion of arts education is raised. Currently in the secondary school curriculum in Singapore, the arts subjects offered are visual art and music; dance has yet to be offered as an academic subject. A comprehensive arts education should encompass other disciplines, so as to provide a holistic learning environment in schools. It is hoped that this suggested framework will provide an impetus for further development and implementation of dance curriculum in Singapore schools in the near future.

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ID Code: 16447
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Stock, Cheryl
Keywords: curricular, dance education, secondary school, Singapore
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Department: Faculty of Creative Industries
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Joey Poh Yi Chua
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 04:03
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:48

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