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Briefing on the Summer School of "Digital Development of Chinese Excellent Traditional Culture and Art Curriculum Resources"-Session I

Opening Ceremony

In order to thoroughly implement the "Postgraduate Education Innovation Project" of the Ministry of Education and the "Recommendations on the Implementation of the Project for the Inheritance and Development of Chinese Excellent Traditional Culture", to promote academic exchanges among outstanding college students in art education in China, and to enhance the theoretical and practical capabilities of art education, on August 13, 2020, the 2020 Jiangsu Postgraduate Summer School "Digital Development of Chinese Excellent Traditional Culture and Art Curriculum Resources" organized by the Jiangsu Art Graduate Education Instructor and undertaken by the School of Fine Arts of Nanjing Normal University officially opened. Under the guidance of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, the summer school finally admitted more than 30 colleges and universities across the country, 100 doctors, masters and outstanding undergraduates participated in the 8-day course training. Due to the epidemic, this training will adopt the form of online teaching and remote guidance, project-driven task-driven, combined with expert lectures, course practice, digital course development and recording to organize course learning.

Guests attending the opening ceremony of the summer school
(From left to right: Qin Hua, Li Hong, Xue Mo, Ma Weijiao)


At 8:30 am on August 13, 2020, Li Hong (instructor of art graduate education in Jiangsu Province), Xue Mo (vice dean of the School of Fine Arts of Nanjing Normal University), Peng Yong (Director of the Teaching Material Department of Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House), Qin Hua (Associate Professor of the School of Fine Arts of Nanjing Normal University, dean of the Department of Art Education of the School), Du Lijiao (lecturer of the School of Fine Arts of Nanjing Normal University), Ma Weijiao(postgraduate academic affairs secretary of the School of Fine Arts of Nanjing Normal Universit)y, and Xiong Linbo (charge of online course management), attended the opening ceremony. Professor Li Hong, Vice Dean Xue Mo, Director Peng Yong, Teacher Du Lijiao, and Associate Professor Qin Hua delivered speeches successively.

Among them, Professor Li Hong emphasized the purpose and purpose of this training and affirmed the important role of project-based tasks as the course-driven. Vice Dean Xue Mo gave a detailed introduction to the historical development and professional construction of the School of Fine Arts, and expressed his gratitude to Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House for its full help. Director Peng Yong affirmed the forward-looking nature of summer school learning, saying that "creative use of Chinese traditional culture" is a unique gift for the development of Chinese art education. Teacher Du Lijiao put forward detailed requirements and learning for the students' summer training Suggestions. In the end, Associate Professor Qin Hua made a concluding speech, set requirements on the students' learning attitude and expressed that he looked forward to the fruitful course results. On the first day of the training, Associate Professor Qin Hua hosted a lecture.



1.The Contemporary Value of Chinese Excellent Traditional Culture (Xue Mo)

Profile of the Speeker:

 Xue Mo is associate professor and vice dean of the School of Fine Arts of Nanjing Normal University, Ph.D of art history at the China Academy of Art, and director of the Jiangsu Artists Association. He is mainly engaged in art history research, art curation and criticism. He has published many academic papers in professional core magazines such as "New Art" and "Meiyuan", participated in the compilation of "A Brief History of Western Art Theory", "Art Appreciation", and "Introduction to Art Museum Studies". In recent years, the translation and publication of "The Practice of Art History" And Methodological Issues" "Philosophy of Photography".

Introduction of the Lecture: 

Vice Dean Xue Mo gave a special lecture on "Contemporary Value of Chinese Traditional Culture", analyzing the Chinese people's attitude towards traditional culture from the ideological history level and explaining the specific application of traditional culture in art education.

Xue Mo analyzed the dramatic changes in Chinese people's attitudes towards traditional culture from the perspective of art education, and proposed that traditional culture should be treated critically with an independent attitude. To express the sympathy of traditional culture and art, art education should return to the body of art for in-depth thinking. At the same time, he said that in the process of developing art education resources, it is necessary to realize the transformation of traditional art resources, and make traditional culture have new vitality and in the process of transformation. Xue pointed out that it is possible to combine the advantages of science and technology with art, explore the contemporary meaning of cultural classics, enrich on the basis of traditional culture, and extend to form new works of art.


2.Requirements and Trends of Curriculum Resource Development in Big Data Era(Qian Chuxi)

Profile of the Speeker:

Qian Chuxi, Ph.D. in Fine Arts, University of Tsukuba, Japan, professor of East China Normal University Academy of Fine Arts, doctoral supervisor, executive director of East China Normal University Art Education Research Center, concurrently serving as deputy director of Art Education Committee of China Artists Association, member of Shanghai Art Education Committee and Academic member of the Art Education Professional Committee of the Chinese Education Society. Main research directions: art education, art education philosophy, school art curriculum and teaching research, art teacher education research.

Introduction of the Lecture: 

Professor Qian Chuxi brought us a special lecture entitled "Requirements and Trends of Curriculum Resource Development in the Big Data Era". Professor Qian pointed out that the current traditional art textbooks in primary and secondary schools already account for a large proportion of the traditional culture lessons, but it is very common to emphasize knowledge and skills teaching, and neglect the interpretation and integration of spiritual connotations. In order to solve this problem, we should strive to make in-depth explorations of the traditional cultural connotation in the field of art through the integration of "conservation and innovation" and "big ideas", and better achieve students' deep learning by designing big concept courses purpose. In addition, throung the "New World in Traditional Crafts", "Blue Calico", "Chinese Garden", "Hanfu" and other school-based courses, "Chinese products rejuvenation", "The Palace Museum Cultural and Creative" and other project cases, she made a more detailed explanation on the creative transformation and innovative development.

At the end of the lecture, Professor Qin Hua thanked Professor Qian for her meticulous preparation for this lecture and his in-depth and simple guidance, and pointed out that our art education should go back to the source and think about the "wisdom" in traditional culture, so as to provide art courses with richer and more useful materials.


Students' Experience

Dr. Kang Li from the Department of Fine Arts Education of Capital Normal University said that this course training is of extraordinary significance. Through this training, fine arts educators re-examine their identities and deepen their understanding of Chinese excellent traditional culture. In terms of curriculum development of regional cultural resources, she believes that the in-depth goal of understanding and using wisdom in learning excellent traditional culture should be established first, and secondly, thematic units or interdisciplinary learning methods should be used to understand local art culture from a high-level perspective of the big idea , In the process of exploring and solving problems, cultivate students' excellent thinking qualities, and enhance their aesthetic perception and comprehensive quality.

Wang Yuying from the Photography Department of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts said that she enjoys the collision of academic thinking and the feeling of leaving her comfort zone. She believes that aesthetics is not only determined by the school's educational system: the living conditions and conditions of creators, capital intervention, policy systems and other factors will have a great impact.

Peng Ying, a graduate student of Fine Arts from Hunan Normal University, said that she was very honored to join this summer study. She believes that we should always maintain critical and creative thinking, explore the uniqueness of traditional art resources, and innovate and integrate through interdisciplinary cooperation and modern information and digital media.

Dong Hui, a graduate student from East China Normal University, said that today's course was full of rewards. He felt deeply about the idea of "creative transformation of excellent traditional cultural resources based on sympathy and understanding" put forward by Professor Xue Mo. And Professor Qian’s three-dimensional understanding and philosophical thinking of art education from frontier thoughts-ideas-responsibility-cases and other dimensions triggered our deep recognition and in-depth thinking about the significance and practical direction of art education.

Wang Yating, a 2020 freshman from the Department of Fine Arts Education of Nanjing Normal University, expressed her honor to participate in this summer training. She believes that education facing the future means that teachers should teach learning methods rather than knowledge itself. Teachers should base on excellent traditional culture and help students forming an active learning ability and creativity required for the unknown future of development.

Yu Yifei, a graduate student from the Department of Fine Arts of Soochow University, believes that teachers can provide learners with the necessary knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to build a fairer, peaceful, tolerant, safe and sustainable world, all of which are challenges of future globalization that present and future generations need to deal with.