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Learning for Life Program (LLP)

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The Tampinesian Arts Philosophy
 1.         The arts refers to a dynamic range of creative expressions including visual art, music, drama, and dance. Central to this creative community is our human need to reflect on the individual’s purpose in society, and to learn new ways of communicating meaning between one another.
2.         The arts allows us to safely explore imagined worlds, extend our perspectives to others’ situations, and examine our individuality and humanity. In Tampines Secondary School, our Learning for Life Programme (LLP) harnesses the arts as a vibrant learning domain with fresh pedagogical possibilities to provide students with discoveries on their character and holistic growth. We are proud to accompany our students on our LLP journey entitled:

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 Character development through visual and performing arts.
3.         By actively involving students in artistic exposure, artistic creation, and artistic outreach, our LLP forms a core component of the school’s co-curriculum. Learning through the arts, our students will embody intellectual curiosity in art-making, tenacity in learning attitude, and steadfast values in collaborative endeavours. Above all, Tampinesians should grow through our LLP to become individuals of good character who are responsible to family, community, and nation.

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Learning Outcomes  
 4.         The key LLP learning outcomes are:  
        • Appreciation of the arts. 
        • Opportunities for reflection, growth of self-identity, and collaborative learning in the arts.
        • Outreach to community through the arts.

Programming  
 5.         Students’ aesthetic development is structured into Tier 1 exposure for all students, and Tier 2 engagement for Visual and Performing Arts CCAs members. Tier 1 arts enrichment are grouped under Platforms for Lifelong Artistic Youths (PLAY). Tier 2 arts training for selected students are grouped under Distinction through ARts Experiences (DARE). An overview of these learning opportunities is summarised below:

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6.         In their learning and participation in arts activities, students are expected to exercise self-discipline and strengthen the following skills and attitude:

 

LLP Learning Matrix

Tier

Skills

Attitude

1: Platforms for Lifelong Artistic Youths (PLAY)

·         Improve individual capacity in aesthetic perception, psycho-motor functions and sense of rhythm through a range of art forms.1

 

·         Use the body adequately through voice, sound, and movement in creative expressions as appropriate to the artistic context.

 

·         Rehearse and present devised and scripted pieces as a group.

 

1 Music, drama, visual art (including film and multimedia), dance.

·         Approach an unfamiliar art form with curiosity and energy.

 

·         Explore and discover new artistic passions.

 

·         Exemplify positive values such as care and cooperation in group learning for common goals.

 

·         Participate actively in learning journeys, workshops, and hands-on experiences to stimulate and challenge intellectual capacity.

2: Distinction through ARts Experiences (DARE)

·         Use the body skilfully, and develop more sophisticated approaches through composition, arrangement and choreography as appropriate to the artistic context.

 

·         Fortify lateral thinking capacity to approach art-making with a range of creative strategies.

 

·         Acquire and use technical vocabulary to appraise creative expressions.

 

·         Manage each phase of the art-making process from ideation to presentation as an individual contributor and as a team player.

·         Develop confidence as performers equipped with knowledge of artistic etiquette and professionalism.

 

·         Exemplify resilience in temporary setbacks, commitment to technical mastery, and discipline in training.

 

·         Harness school and community performance opportunities to rehearse and present creative works.

 

·         Ready to engage in cross-disciplinary connections, conversations, and collaborations so as to build spirit of artistic community and foster positive relations.

 

·         Give constructive feedback to others about the application of creative elements.

 

·         Demonstrate compassion to others through the art-making and apply creative output to social causes.