Saturday, September 10, 2016
MY FIRST YEAR OF TEACHING IGCSE ART AND DESIGN AT CBA
My love for teaching the Visual Art was taken to a new level at CBA teaching IGCSE Art and Design. I have embraced the Cambridge IGCSE Art and Design syllabus with great enthusiasm because it accommodates a wide range of abilities, materials and resources, and allows the different skills of the art teacher to be fully exploited. The syllabus is designed to encourage a range of skills, it stimulates aesthetic awareness, knowledge and critical understanding of art, and provides opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills.
Creative impulses are present in all human beings, but for one to excel in art, this creative instinct has to be cultivated, nourished and exercised so that it can be stimulated in others. One of my greatest strength as an art educator is that I connect effortlessly with the children and fuel their aspiration to create art through differ platform of artistic engagements.
I am so passionate about helping kids harnessing their God’s given talents and to inspire the next generation of artists, creative individuals and art lovers.
My students were entered for series of art competition and we won some. One of them is the British Council Your World Video Competition. Here is a link to the results of the Your World competition:
It is noteworthy to mention that CBA brought out the best in me. Before the session came to a close I have improved my skill in video editing and you could see some of my edited videos for CBA at: www.vimeo.com/calebbritishacademy
During the session, my e-book on the importance of art was published at: http://insea.org/docs/2014.17/regions/Adeniyi2016.pdf
Our school’s participation in the 2016 UNESCO Arts Education Week was also published on International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) website at http://insea.org/advocacy/intl_arts_ed_week
I also participated in the virtual art exhibition organized by International Art Education Association (InAEA) and International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) in celebration of the 2016 UNESCO International Arts Education Week. The virtual art exhibition includes works from more than 25 countries, with more than 200 works submitted! You can find the virtual exhibition at http://www.inaea.org/ArtEducationWeek2016/index.html
To God be the glory! My first session with Caleb British Academy culminated with triple awards; Teacher of Distinction Award (with a special gift), Art and Craft Club Award and Green Schools Club Award. Many thanks to the management, my HOD and other member of staff for their support throughout the 2015/2016 Academic Session.
It was a great session for me and I glorify God for this. I believe it takes two great passions to be an outstanding teacher, a passion for their subject and a passion for teaching. I have demonstrated my passion for both which are evident in my works during the last academic session. I look forward to do more and achieve more this new session, so God help me (Amen)