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Observation Task 3: Supporting Learning through the Performing Arts: Music and


Focus: Understand the importance of using performing arts in the classroom to link
with academic subjects

Objective: To encourage student teachers to identify different ways that performing

arts can be used in academic subjects

Procedure: Identify two music and movement activities students performed in the
classroom and complete the table

Table 3: Music and Movement (Example)

Observed learning Centers
(include photo):


(Music & Movement)

Learning Outcome:


The always sing

song about the
days of the week
Do movement
and dance and
sing in the same

Appreciation: Students show their excited by sing and do what

the teacher do and repeat after her
Pitch: All the students sing on the same time on one voice
Rhythm:The students use their hands to make a rhythm and
they clap on the same time
Notation: students write music or make their own music
Conservation: when the teacher open the song the children
remember and start sing
high-low : when their touch their shoulder and loose
fast-slow when the shoulder say touch are you ready to do it
fast and they do the movement fast.
skip, stomp, march,
Relationship: the teacher and whole students do it together
Interpretation: students use their imaginations to do the
movement by touch the shoulder and do some movement on
their own.

Learn the days

of the week

Reflections on Observation Task 3: Supporting Learning through the

Performing Arts: Music and Movement
Read the questions below and choose one to answer
1. The creative arts teach children that problems can have more than

one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
One of the large lessons kids can learn from practicing creative
arts is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world. In
your opinion, why is this important and what impact does this
have on education?
2. Creative thinking and reasoning have been identified and
highlighted as an essential twenty-first-century skill by many
business, education, community and government leaders. In your
opinion, do you think that this is an important skill for children to
learn? Why or why not.

3. Some people view creative arts education as a luxury and do not

help with the building blocks of child development. In your
opinion, what are the benefits for children who are engaged in
creative arts in school?
The creative arts let the children to be more creative and the child fell he is
freedom to do what he want. That will he him/her to develop their cognitive