Singapore Wolf Trap | Institute of Early Learning Through The Arts

In mid-2019, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) became the first overseas affiliate to Wolf Trap Institute of Early Learning Through the Arts, launching the Singapore Wolftrap Classroom Residency programme. A total of 10 Singapore-based artists were trained in Wolf Trap’s unique teaching methodology. This enabled local schools to receive high-quality arts-integrated curriculum whilst providing professional development for preschool educators. This year, we are proud to announce that the Singapore Wolf Trap programme is eligible under the NAC-AEP for Pre-Schools, allowing local anchor operators to receive Tote Board funding. This grant will provide more pre-school students with the opportunity to learn through the arts, a fundamental feature in early childhood education.

SRT recognises that as we progress into the 21st century, critical thinking, communication, and creative skills have become increasingly important in order to thrive. While rote learning worked for the 20th century, the world we live in today and in the future calls for self-directed learners who enjoy the process of learning. The Singapore education system recognises this and is taking steps in that direction. The Wolf Trap programme is poised to equip teachers with strategies to develop these skills in children from a young age through arts integration.

The programme is available all year round.

Please request further details with [email protected]

Option 1: ‘In your classroom’. The programme first and foremost is centre based. The visiting Teaching Artist will come into your classroom, coaching and teaching alongside the classroom teacher.

Option 2: ‘Zoom’. Due to COVID19, the programme has been successfully delivered via Zoom video conferencing platforms. If you’d prefer to have a contactless programme, please advise the L&E team when enquiring about the programme.

Teaching Artists

Managed by Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Learning & Engagement Team, the Singapore-Wolf Trap Classroom Residency is a powerful, professional development programme dedicated to two goals:

  • Preparing young children for a lifetime of learning by giving them arts experiences that connect to subjects across the curriculum.
  • Providing effective, high-quality professional development for early childhood educators to engage children in active learning in and through the arts.
  • Proven education model by U.S. based Wolf Trap Institute of Early Learning Through the Arts backed by intensive research and 35 years of experience
  • Learn arts-integrated teaching skills that prepare your students for MOE’s 21st Century Competencies framework
  • Acquire highly effective classroom management strategies transferrable to any context, whether in the classroom, at home, or beyond
  • Improve teaching practice to gain higher standardised test scores from your students
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