The cultural development project SAEPS understands Art Education as having a special responsibility to develop the student’s

  • the visual-spatial intelligence
  • ability to visualize objects and spatial dimensions
  • ability to create visual and spatial images

SAEPS has identified and complied material about “Teaching and Learning” that stimulate the visual-spatial intelligence and integrate the other intelligences. This material has been shared with primary schools art teachers to inspire them to plan, develop, implement, and continuously assess learner-centered and interactive teaching and learning art processes that

  • stimulate the students motivation and interest
  • encourage the students to develop aesthetic qualifications
  • combine practical art works with reality
  • stimulate concentration
  • create a forum for problem solving
  • encourage use of and search for relevant and related knowledge
  • create opportunities for cooperative learning
  • open the students experience with, relations to, and awareness of themselves, other people, their life and society
  • encourage mutual respect between teacher and students

The cultural development project has focus on interaction and continuous assessment.
The art teachers are encouraged to continuously assess during the art process

  • to understand the level of each student
  • to take the relevant action to improve the learning situation and learning outcomes for each student

By asking open questions during the process the art teacher facilitates and supports the student’s learning and development: Why? When? Whom? How? What?