Bali Visual Arts Learning Journey

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Introduction

With music and art guiding the way, dive deep into the heart of Balinese culture and history. Through personalized learning experiences, endearing local interactions, and a chance to explore your own creative talents, discover the hypnotic beauty of the “Island of the Gods.” As you traverse from the cliffs of a spiritual ceremony overlooking the sea to the earthen floors of a traditional homestay, Bali’s spiritual connection with nature will unveil itself in a transformative experience you won’t soon forget.

Highlights

  • Tour the highlights of Bali
  • Experience how music, dance and art are entwined in all aspects of Balinese daily life
  • Help out with a local NGO working to improve the educational opportunities for marginalised kids
  • Try your hand at organic rice farming and learn to drive an ox-cart
  • Visit a local market and try Balinese cooking
  • Snorkel and kayak some of the region’s most beautiful coral reefs
  • Discover what Balinese culture has to offer
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Student Outcomes

  • Examine and compare art from different cultures
  • Investigate and compare the evolution of different techniques of art
  • Explore communication through visual, musical and movement means
  • Experiment with diverse media and artistic techniques
  • Produce a body of artwork

Subject Focus

  • Gain real life understanding of artistic expression through painting, photography, sculpture, textile design, music and dance.
  • Consider role of the arts in the history and cultures of the Balinese and enrich students’ horizons.
  • Encourage students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and develop analytical skills while working towards proficiency and confidence as art makers.
  • Through inquiry, investigation, reflection and creative application, students develop an appreciation for expressive and aesthetic diversity. Gain confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of achievement in the practise of their chosen art format.
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Bali Eco Marine Learning Journey

MAIN SUBJECT FOCUS

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Environmental Systems and Societies

  • Gain real life understanding of issues concerning sustainable development and how the Earth’s resources are used.
  • Consider their own relationship with their environment and the significance of choices and decisions that they make in their own lives.
  • Develop a sound understanding of the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies, to evaluate the scientific, ethical and socio-political aspects of issues.

Highlights

  • Tour the highlights of Bali.
  • Learn about the impact of development and tourism on marine environments.
  • Help out with a beach clean to make an immediate impact.
  • Try your hand at organic rice farming and learn to drive an ox.
  • Visit a local market and try Balinese cooking.
  • Snorkel and kayak some of the region’s most beautiful coral reefs.
  • Discover what the ocean has to offer.
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Student Outcomes

  • Students examine the impact of development on the environment considering issues such as environmental pollution and resource depletion.
  • Students explore ways in which we may change the nature of future development to make it more sustainable.
  • Students discuss and debate how the environment can have its own intrinsic value.
  • Students discuss the perceived vulnerability of coral reefs and their relative value in contributing to global biodiversity.
  • Demonstrate their growth with performances after returning back to school.