UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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This is a sharing session of two teachers who had a chance to collaborate on the project "Trash to treasure". The project involved 80 Singapore children, aged between three and twelve, and their work was exhibited at Sculpture Square in 30th August 2010.  In this illustrative presentation, both Seet Fun and Zhu Nan will share their experience working with young children and will reflect upon the different pedagogical paradigms that inform the teaching of art to young Singaporean and Chinese children. Filled with art works of children from both Singapore and China, the two teachers will share with you their journey of discovery and reflection in their world of art education. The session will be conducted in both Mandarin and English.


Wong Seet Fun obtained her fine arts degree from University of London, Goldsmiths College and Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College, Boston, USA. As founder and owner of Art Loft, she has been teaching art to young children and adults for 10 years. Ms Wong has since nurtured many budding artists with them winning awards in international competitions. Ms Wong is an Adjunct Lecturer with SEED Institute and Nanyang Management and co-teaches “The Creative Arts- Art” module. She also taught a module on “Children’s use of Organization of Semiotic System” at NTU, NIE.

Zhu Nan received her  Diploma in Art Education from Nanjing, China. She is currently undergoing further studies at the Art Institute of Nanjing. As an art teacher at Huiyuan  Street Primary School, her duties include teaching and conducting research. She has also served as mentor to many students and led them to national calligraphy and painting competitions.

20 January 2011
Print Making Studio (NIE3-B1-08) National Institute of Education

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