More than 1,000 art and music teachers discuss role of arts education at seminar

Some 1,200 arts educators gathered at Republic Polytechnic on Wednesday to attend the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research and Arts Education Conference.

The three-day event, jointly hosted by the Education Ministry and National Institute of Education, encourages the sharing of knowledge and pedagogical expertise among art and music teachers.

The conference, themed "Arts Education and the Community", will highlight the socio-cultural impact of arts education on societies worldwide. It will feature over 200 art, music, dance and drama presentations and workshops by arts institutions, established arts pedagogues practitioners from Singapore and around the region.

Local artiste Dick Lee, one of the keynote speakers of the event, will talk about the role of arts and arts education in nurturing identity, and the impact of arts on the community.