The Value and a Preliminary Study of the Integration of Traditional Chinese Painting and Calligraphy & Modern and Contemporary Art in Primary School Art Teaching

  •  Hongchen Gao    


Finding a unique way to help students better accept between traditional Chinese Painting and Modern and Contemporary Art is an increasing concern in primary school art teaching. The purpose of this study is to investigate fine art education field according to analyze the current situation of Chinese traditional painting and calligraphy together with Modern and Contemporary Art in the art curriculum of primary schools: shallow embedded curriculum, shortage of Class Hours and relatively simple teaching method. Based on the key competence of the disciplines, it discusses the value of integrating those two in art teaching of primary schools, proposes a Bridge to connect the Chinese painting and calligraphy& Modern and contemporary art and provides a curriculum construction model that connects the artistic language with the concept of disciplines. This study takes the work of artist A.R.Penck as the theme, starting from the big idea, looking for basic problems, designing a curriculum with the integration of two kinds of art forms, and teaching practice at The China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture for Young People. This study not only answers the feasibility of the curriculum construction model but also gives some critical thinking about it.

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