Brain hemisphericity in art and non-art elective students (express) and implications for curriculum
Lee, Jean Say Ying.
Date of Issue1998
The visual arts offer the child the opportunity to develop creative and intuitive approaches to problem solving and provide a balance to the child's school programme with its emphasis on science and mathematics. Earlier national focus on building a unified system of education for all races and on responding to economic pressures of a fledging independent nation in the 1960s, has given way to the development of thinking skills and the nurturing of creativity and a society appreciative of the arts and culture. Paradigms have to be changed. Schools have to re-examine their goals as students have to learn not only how to think but how to think critically and creatively and to be appreciative of the arts.