Arts Education for Tomorrow – Symposium on Development of Arts Education

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Arts Education for Tomorrow – Symposium on Development of Arts Education

The “Arts Education for Tomorrow” symposium aims to document and synthesise arts education practice with regard to a key question: How does arts education respond to the needs of future social development? Hosted by Hong Kong Art School, the only education institution in Hong Kong with an all-rounded arts education experience including visual arts and performing arts, the symposium presents local and overseas speakers of different art disciplines to share practice and reflect on the opportunities and challenges in the field. By reviewing the landscape of current arts education, examining the role of the arts in the contemporary society and investigating innovative approaches to arts education, the symposium consolidates key issues to stimulate thoughts on forward-looking recommendations. A series of visual arts and performing arts activities are organised within and beyond the symposium to celebrate the love of the arts and further arouse discussions and exchange. Teachers, school principals, scholars, arts practitioners and people who are concerned about arts development are invited to participate in the symposium to make collective dialogues.

6 Oct 2016 (Thu) 7 Oct 2016 (Fri)
09:30 Registration 09:30 Registration
10:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony 10:00-11:30

Concluding Session:

Arts Education Tomorrow

10:30-12:15

Panel 1:

Arts Education Today

11:30-12:00 Closing Ceremony
14:00-15:30

Panel 2:

Arts & Social Phenomena

Afternoon Fringe Activities
16:00-17:30

Panel 3:

Pioneering Approaches in Arts Education

 

Panel 1: Arts Education Today – How are we doing?

This panel discussion focuses on the current landscape and the role of arts education in Hong Kong and overseas. The speakers will approach the topic from different perspectives, considering recent trends in curriculum development and teaching approaches, the role of the arts in Hong Kong… and so on, to open up discussions on the opportunities and challenges in arts education in order to explore what may be needed for tomorrow.

Title of Presentation & Speakers

The Absence of Happiness in Art
Cheung Ping Kuen (Hong Kong)

The Implications of Recent Approaches in Visual Arts Curriculum Development
Ma Kwai Shun (Hong Kong)

Possibilities of Arts Education
Fumio Nanjo (Japan)

Teaching World Music in Hong Kong
Pak Tak Wan, Christopher (Hong Kong)

Moderator: Chan Yuk Lan Phoebe

 

Panel 2: Arts & Social Phenomena – How penetrating & encompassing can arts education be in a society?

The speakers in this panel session will look at arts education in various contexts, ranging from educating young children to tertiary students as well as members of the public, within formal school systems as well as larger socio-political contexts. The discussions will take into account the influence of cultural values, public policies and political climates to examine how the arts respond to social movements and interact with the social phenomena.

Title of Presentation & Speakers

The Everyday Artists
Cheung Wing Tin, Sylvia (Hong Kong)

Arts & Social Phenomena
Kok Heng Leun (Singapore)

Art of Protest: Education of Social & Political Awareness
Wong Kwok Choi, Kacey (Hong Kong)

School Art Education and Audience Building: with reference to the Learning and Teaching of Visual Arts in Hong Kong in Recent Decades
Yeung Wai Fung (Hong Kong)

Moderator: Lam Suk Yee Connie

 

Panel 3: Pioneering Approaches in Arts Education – How to draw upon experimental & innovative methodologies?

Amid rapid changes in technology development, how does arts education respond to the new needs of the digital age? In this panel session, arts practitioners from various regions share their experience in adopting innovative approaches to arts education. Through introducing their practice, they bring up critical issues related to meeting the learning needs of the new generation, developing effective online learning environments, the importance of experiential learning, the place of interdisciplinary and transmedia arts, and the relationship between research and art making.

Title of Presentation & Speakers

The Influences of Technology in Art and Design Learning
Christopher Cheung (Hong Kong)

Simulating the Photography Studio: Online Learning and the Challenges to the Art School
Shane Hulbert (Australia)

MAD: Experiments from an Independent School
Roger McDonald (Japan)

This, That and More: Toward an Interdisciplinary and Transmedia Art Education
Gunalan Nadarajan (Singapore/US)

Theory as Practice and Practice as Theory: Praxis and the PhD in Art
Frank Vigneron (France/Hong Kong)

Moderator: Fumio Nanjo

 

Concluding Session: Arts Education Tomorrow

In this concluding session, the moderators of the previous panel sessions will consolidate key issues arising from the preceding discussions in the symposium, and stimulate dialogues amongst symposium participants with regard to arts education approaches that answer the call of future social development.

Speakers: Chan Yuk Lan Phoebe (Hong Kong), Lam Suk Yee Connie (Hong Kong), Fumio Nanjo (Japan)
Moderator: Cheung Ping Kuen

 

Fringe Activities
A series of arts activities related to the symposium theme including art work display, mini drama showcases and extended forum discussions.

The Absence of Happiness in Art (Dr. CHEUNG Ping Kuen)

The Implications of Recent Approaches in Visual Arts Curriculum Development (Dr. MA Kwai Shun)

Possibilities of Arts Education (Mr. Fumio NANJO)

Teaching World Music in Hong Kong (Mr. Christopher PAK)

Theory as Practice and Practice as Theory: Praxis and the PhD in Art (Prof. Frank VIGNERON)

The Everyday Artists (Mrs. Sylvia CHEUNG)

Art of Protest: Education of Social & Political Awareness (Dr. WONG Kwok Choi, Kacey)

Arts & Social Phenomena (Mr. KOK Heng Leun)

School Art Education and Audience Building: with reference to the Learning and Teaching of Visual arts in Hong Kong in Recent Decades (Mr. YEUNG Wai Fung)

The Influences of Technology in Art and Design Learning (Mr. Christopher CHEUNG)

Simulating the Photography Studio: Online Learning and the Challenges to the Art School (Dr. Shane HULBERT)

MAD: Experiments from an Independent School (Dr. Roger MCDONALD)

This, That and More: Toward an Interdisciplinary and Transmedia Art Education (Prof. Gunalan NADARAJAN)

Ms. CHAN Yuk Lan, Phoebe (陳玉蘭)

Senior Lecturer/Programme Coordinator, Hong Kong Art School

Chan Yuk Lan, Phoebe has extensive experience in a rich array of drama education and applied theatre practices. Throughout the years, she has collaborated with various organisations in creating stage works, performance, teaching, research and facilitator training. Besides teaching award-bearing programmes on applied theatre and drama education at Hong Kong Art School, she also coordinates many outreach projects for the school like the Hong Kong School Drama Festival, projects on using drama in English classrooms and in guidance and discipline works for the Education Bureau, as well as collaborating with Oxfam in the use of drama in global citizenship education.

Phoebe graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, received a Master’s Degree in Drama in Education from the University of Central England in Birmingham, and is currently a PhD candidate at Griffith University, Australia. She was a founding member of Hong Kong Drama/Theatre and Education Forum, and now serves as the Chairperson of its Board of Directors.

Phoebe has been invited to speak at international conferences and conduct workshops in many overseas cities, and her works have been widely published locally and internationally. Recent publications include “Drama and Global Citizenship Education: Planting Seeds of Social Conscience and Action (in How Drama Activates Learning, Bloomsbury, 2013), and “Fluorescent Raincoat into Yellow Umbrella: Social Responsibility as Embodied Experience” (in Drama and Social Justice, Routledge, 2016).

Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), founded in 2000, is a division of the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC). Closely associated with HKAC’s environment of cultural venues, client art groups and creative enterprises, HKAS offers a unique setting for students to draw on a vast spectrum of artistic practices.

HKAS is an accredited institute staffed by a group of dedicated artists, who are active and distinguished practitioners in the field. The focus of HKAS award-bearing curriculum lies in four core academic areas, namely, Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Applied Theatre & Drama Education, and its scope covers programmes with academic levels ranging from Higher Diploma, Professional Diploma, Bachelor Degree to Master Degree. The short courses and the outreach projects of the School that run parallel to the award-bearing curriculum span an even wider variety of artistic disciplines, and they genuinely bridge art and the community.

Alongside the Symposium, the following fringe activities will be carried out for showcasing some features and outcomes of local arts education, and for sharing with the participants of the Symposium the experience Hong Kong Art School has gained over the years in the areas of visual arts education and performing arts education. The extended forum will also lead us to project our way forward in the field of arts education.

Reaching Out from Here: An Extended Forum
3:15-5:15pm, 7 Oct 2016, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall

The stimulations and reflections of the two-day symposium need to be extended and grounded in our day to day arts education practice. How could we make that possible?
In this forum, we invite participants of the symposium to work together and consider what arts education in Hong Kong needs at this time, and to formulate some possible proposals for implementation. We hope the symposium will not end here, but will trigger a rippling effect beyond.

International Perspectives on Democracy: A Performed Research
2:30-3:00pm, 7 Oct 2016, Landscape Terrence

The use of live theatre as research methodology is a fast growing area, both locally and internationally, in the academia as well as in the arts field. In this project, the research team puts together data collected from a group of international informants, who came from a range of socio-political contexts, to understand their views on democracy. The key questions involved are “What does democracy mean to you in your social context?” and “What are the key issues and concerns?”
The performed research aims to open up possibilities for the audience to consider their own positions and actions towards the democratic social development in Hong Kong and worldwide.
The research cum creative team comprises staff members and alumni in applied theatre and drama education at Hong Kong Art School.

Showcase of Student Work and their Making
6-7 Oct 2016, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall

Arts Education cultivates the process of artistic creation.
During the two-day symposium, students of Hong Kong Art School will showcase their art works of various media, and share their journeys of art learning through demonstrations.

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6 and 7 October 2016 (Thu and Fri)

Asia Society Hong Kong, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

HK$200 – Individual Pass (Each admission is limited to one user only​)
HK$250 – Organisation Pass (Single admission for multiple users from an organisation)
HK$500 – Group Pass (Each set of Group Pass consists of 3 Individual Passes)
HK$100 – Student Pass (Full time students)

The Symposium will be conducted in English with Cantonese Simultaneous Interpretation Service.

 

More speakers to be confirmed, the presenter reserves the right to change the rundown, content, speakers and details of the Symposium.

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