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Aesthetic Appreciation Program


Aesthetic Appreciation Program
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”
RATIONALE
The demands of the 21st century require today’s students to live and work in a rapidly changing technological society. Through the comprehensive Music & Art curriculum and the Aesthetic Appreciation Program, we hope all our Math & Science students develop and achieve basic competencies and to strive for excellence within the limits of their individual capabilities; artistic understandings and awareness that enable them to enjoy a meaningful journey, not only for the present but also in later life.
OBJECTIVE
To promote awareness, cultivate values, develop knowledge and perception and to help each student develop his/her aesthetic potential through Seeing, Creating, Appreciating, Listening, Expressing (S.C.A.L.E.)
OUTCOME
The M.A.D. promotes awareness and appreciation through curriculum, aesthetic appreciation program and activities that contributes to the total development of the individual.  School and community resources are used to facilitate the exploration of music and art in a manner both meaningful and relevant to students.  When students can apply their knowledge of the Arts, can analyze, synthesize, evaluate for themselves, they have been given skills and competencies which will allow for life-long learning to occur.

The following outcomes and rewards as a result of these experiences here at NUS High are as follow:

1.

Skills, Competencies & Leadership Confident Person

2.

Knowledge & Understanding Self-Directed Learner

3.

Creative & Aesthetically-Appreciative
  • a feeling of increased confidence in their aesthetic judgments (For Majors)
  • a feeling of fulfillment to the emotions and senses (For General Population)
Active Contributor

4.

Values & Attitudes Concerned Citizen

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