The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Research Assistant on a 24-month contract at the Visual & Performing Arts Academic Group.
Project Title: The Artground Experiment: Examining Engagement, Learning and Flow in a Purpose-Built Children's Arts Centre
Project Introduction: This project aims to examine the development of The Artground (https://theartground.com.sg), a new children’s arts centre in Singapore. The purpose of the research study is to examine: i) The Artground’s arts program provisions for engagement and learning for young children; ii) purposes and functions as seen through the eyes of children, caregivers and other stakeholders of the physical spaces of The Artground through changing interactive art installations; and iii) children’s flow experiences as they engage with the programs and physical spaces of The Artground.
This mixed-methods study (primarily qualitative) includes: i) multiple field observations of a variety of programs/workshops at The Artground; ii) field observations of children interacting with the art-installations within The Artground; iii) interviews with artists, Artground staff, children, caregivers and other key stakeholders; iv) surveys for children and caregivers who attend programs/workshops and/or interact with physical spaces of The Artground; and v) self-report measures of participant enjoyment based on flow theory.