SIPFLS High School Programme (IB/AP)
Academic Programme  Year 10 Bridging Program  foundation of knowledge Learning Activity
foundation of knowledge

FOK-Essential Studies in the Arts (II)

On 5 Jan, 2016, in the second of the series on subject –Foundations of Knowledge (FOK), Ms Evelyn Tan ran a session on Arts and FOK. Beginning with an inquiry the topic that the Arts consist of, she moved on  to eliciting the students’ responses to various visual art pieces. This was followed by a discussion of the various functions of art ( self expression, reflecting society, discovering a new order, etc), culminating in a consideration of the nature of beauty, through a display of contrasting works within the same genre and from different periods. The session concluded with a return to the basic question “So, what is FOK-Essential Studies?” to highlight the emphasis on critical thinking and inquiry, the ability to form an opinion and to support it with relevant arguments and examples.