Arts Management

Experience

Assistant Head of Finance Department, Offbeat @ Winstedt, Winstedt Campus Opening, LASALLE, Singapore

2014

- Budget allocation and accounting for Fine Arts and Dance programmes

- Documentation of all student reimbursements 

- Assist in overall budgeting of event

Internship

Project Manager, BuiltinSG, Singapore

2014

- Assist in the conceptualisation and execution of BuiltinSG, an architectural heritage project supported under the Singapore Memory Project’s irememberSG Fund, as part of the SG50 celebrations

- Source for architectural plans to reproduce several of Singapore’s architectural icons as 3D models

- Scout for interviewees to share their memories or stories the buildings

- Meet with potential collaborators to discuss the prospects of a partnership 

- Plan and develop a social media marketing strategy

- Craft social media posts to garner interest and engage the community 

- Manage social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 

- Design marketing collaterals including brochures, posters and business cards

- Scout for exhibition spaces and liaise with the respective town councils and mall managements

Thesis Title

Investigating the Effectiveness of Drama-based Pedagogy on Mathematics Teaching and Learning in a Singapore Primary School

Thesis Abstract

Mathematics has always been emphasised in the national education system in Singapore as Mathematical literacy is understood to play a crucial role in supporting the economic and technological advancement of Singapore. In recent years, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has shifted towards more student-centered approaches in the teaching and learning of Mathematics to develop students’ twentieth-first century competencies including critical and creative thinking, communication and collaboration, and social, emotional and cultural skills. As such, schools are now embracing the arts, especially drama, as another student-centered pedagogical tool that can be employed in the teaching of Mathematics.

Working hand in hand with the Ministry of Education, the National Arts Council piloted the use of the arts as a pedagogical tool in 2011 through the Teaching Through the Arts Programme (TTAP), which supports schools that are keen in employing arts-based pedagogy to strengthen students' understanding of concepts in non-arts subjects. Since the inception of the programme, a single-sex primary school has been employing drama as a pedagogical tool in the teaching and learning of Mathematics.

Although researches have established that drama-based pedagogy is effective in Mathematics teaching and learning, this strategy is still relatively new and unproven in Singapore. Hence, this necessitates more research to further illuminate the effectiveness of drama-based pedagogy on Mathematics teaching and learning in the local context. While this dissertation cannot be comprehensive of the effectiveness, it makes a start nonetheless by examining the findings from interviews with teachers and lesson observations in the single-sex primary school with reference to the literature, and relating them to Singapore as a whole. The proposed recommendations in this dissertation will be beneficial to the school as well as the NAC for their future evaluation and development of TTAP.

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