The Effects of Art Teaching Techniques on Art Learning Achievement of Primary School Students in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
This research project is a qualitative method of inquiry. It was conducted to determine the extent of art teaching techniques on art learning achievement. The project was carried out among selected primary school students in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. The target schools were chosen based on students’ best national test score (O-NET) in art subjects namely drawing and painting, dancing, and music. Participants were administrators, teachers, guest speakers, and primary school students. Data were collected from classroom observations, interviews, and focus group discussions. The target schools used 5 different teaching techniques to enhance student learning and development: 1) Do-it-yourself scheme, 2) teaching media and technology, 3) demonstrations, 4) field visits, and 5) participation in art competitions. These techniques enhanced primary school students in Nakhon Si Thammarat to earn the highest scores from the national tests in art in 2011. In addition to these data on art achievement, the researcher identified four key factors associated with learning outcomes: 1) administrators’ support for art teaching and learning, 2) responsible and caring teachers, 3) students’ motivation, and 4) community support.