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Xia Bian Professor

Academic Area: 
Preschool Education
Research Interests: 
  • Preschool Education
  • Art Education

Educational Background

  • PhD, Preschool Education, Nanjing Normal University (2000)
  • BA, school Education, East-China Normal University (1988)

Research Projects

  1. 2015-2018,The Experiment and Assessment of the Art Course of “Enlightenment of Love”,Beijing Sunshine Future Art Education Foundation, the director.
  2. 2009-2014,Study on the National Art Quality Education, The Key Project of Society Project Planning of the Ministry of Education, the director of sub-task.
  3. 2009-2011,A Cross-culture Comparative Study of the Pre-school Education between China and America, The Nation Science Education Planning of 11th Five-year Project, the director.
  4. 2006-2008,An Ecological View in the Study of Children's Art Education, Jiangsu Education Sciences Planning of 11th Five-year Project, the director.
  5. 2003-2006, Research on the Curriculum in the Kindergarten Under the Ideology of Ecological Education, Jiangsu Education Sciences Planning of 10th Five-year Project, the director.
  6. 2001-2003,Study on Children's Art and Art Education, The Nation Art and Science Planning of 10th Five-year Project,the director.
  7. 2001-2004,Research on the Ecological Aesthetic Curriculum of Modern Children, The Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Sciences Planning of 10th Five-year Project, the director.
  8. 2000-2010,The Development and Implementation  of National Art Education Curriculum Standard, Country Fundamental Educational Course Reformation Project, the director of sub-task.

Journal Articles

  1. Lijiao Du,Xia Bian(2014),American young children and Methodology of Education Research and The Analysis on Topic Selection, Educational Research[J], No. 11.
  2. Xia Bian(2014), On Different Types of Art Education Activities in Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education[J], No. 12.
  3. Xia Bian, Lan Lin(2014), Ecological Trend: the Necessity of Developing Children's Art Education, Educational Research and Experiment[J], No. 6.
  4. Xia Bian, Zhicheng Liu(2014), On the Generation of Children’s Culture and Its Influencing Factors, Early Childhood Education[J], No. 10.
  5. Xia Bian(2013), The Basic Concepts and Implementation of the Situation Creative Art Curriculum in Kindergartens, Early Childhood Education[J], No. 1、2.
  6. Xia Bian(2013), The Value and Implementation Requirements of Art Activities in Kindergarten, Modern Preschool Education[J], No.3.
  7. Xia Bian(2013), The Basic Idea and Organization of Children's Art Literacy Education, Journal of Educational Development[J], No. 2.
  8. Bian Xia, Wang Renmei(2012), All the Children Are Art Critics——The possibility of kids to appreciate and understand art, Educational Research and Experiment[J], No. 6.
  9. Wang Renmei, Bian Xia(2012), The Reform of Children’S Art Education and Its Influence Factors——based on comparing two programs,Studies in Early Childhood Education[J], No. 2.
  10. Xia Bian(2011), The Basic Idea and Implementation of Children Featured Art Courses—— Take "little Picasso" as an example,Early Childhood Education[J], No. 10.
  11. Chen Kun, Bian Xia(2010),On the Application of the Drawing Projection Technology in Aggressive Children’s Psychology Analysis, Studies in Early Childhood Education[J], No. 12.
  12. Xia Bian, Jiayin Yuan,(2010), Multi-Functions of Evaluation, China Education Newspaper[N], 2010.1.29
  13. Wang Renmei, Bian Xia(2010), Historical Review and Development Tendency of the Children's art education Since 30 Years of Reform and Opening, Journal of Educational Development[J], No. 12.
  14. Xia Bian(2009), The Efficient Scaffoldings for Promoting Children’s Aesthetic Development, Studies In Preschool Education[J], No. 11.
  15. Xia Bian(2009), organization and implementing of Kindergarten Art Activity, Early Childhood Education[J], No. 10.
  16. Xia Bian(2009), The Reconstruction of the Preschool Education in Stricken Areas Half Year after Earthquake , Preschool Education[J], No. 2.
  17. Xia Bian, Mary Eisenberg2008), The Support of Children's  Art Learning , Educational Research and Experiment[J], No. 12.
  18. Xia Bian(2007), Reconsideration about Several Questions of the Artistic Education for Preschool Children, Preschool Education[J], No. 12.
  19. Xia Bian(2006), The Joyful School under the Blue Sky——Commentary of Su Home Lynskey’S Preschool Education Thought and Practice, Studies in Preschool Education[J], No. 11.
  20. Xia Bian, Jin Huang, Jinmei Zhang(2006), The Characteristic and the Implementation Tactic of the Course of  Kindergarten’s Experience, Inquiry and Communication, Early Childhood Education[J], No. 10.
  21. Xia Bian(2004), Discussion on the Individualized Pre-school Art Education, Early Education[J], No. 7.
  22. Xia Bian(2004), The Development and Utilization of Early childhood educational resources in Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education[J], No. 7,8.            
  23. Xia Bian(2004), The Development and Utilization of Early childhood educational resources  Outside of Kindergartens, Early Childhood Education[J], No. 9.
  24. Xia Bian(2004), All the Children Are Artists, Studies In Preschool Education[J], No. 12.
  25. Xia Bian(2004),The Fundamental Character and Implementation of the Ecological Art Education in Kindergarten, China art education[J], No. 1.
  26. Xia Bian(2003), The Basic Idea and Practical Exploration in the Ecological Art Education, Studies In Preschool Education[J], No. 7,8.
  27. Xia Bian, Liling Liu(2003), Dialogue on the Issue of Pre-school Art Education, Studies In Preschool Education[J], No. 1.
  28. Xia Bian(2002), On the Basic Idea of  "Ecological Education" , Early Education[J], No. 9.
  29. Xia Bian(2002), On the Emergence of  Children Art, Studies In Preschool Education[J], No. 5.
  30. Xia Bian(2011), The Significance of Art Appreciation Education on Children's Development, Early Childhood Education[J], No. 10.
  31. Xia Bian(2001), The Case Analysis on the Art Appreciation Activity Class of “Chan Xian”in the top class in a kindergarten , Early Education[J], No. 9.
  32. Xia Bian(2001), Children's Culture——A Cradle of Children's Growth, Preschool Education[J], No. 9.
  33.  Xia Bian(2001), Adult Culture and Children Culture, Studies In Preschool Education[J], No. 3.
  34. Xia Bian(2001), Aesthetic Education and Chinese Teaching in Primary School, Journal of Nanjing Normal University[J], No. 2.
  35. Xia Bian(2000), The Choice of the Content and the Organization of the Activities in the Course of Art Appreciation of Pre - school Children, Studies In Preschool Education[J], No. 6.
  36. Xia Bian(2000), Considering Organization and Implementation of Children Art Appreciation activities from a Case, Chinese Art Education[J], No. 6.
  37. Xia Bian(2000), On the Basic Characteristics of Children's Culture , Studies In Preschool Education[J], No. 1.
  38. Xia Bian(2000), On the Equality between Teacher and Student, Educational Research and Experiment[J], No. 1.
  39. Xia Bian(2000), My Views on The Current Chinese Teaching Reform,Elementary Education Studies[J], No. 1.
  40. Xia Bian(2000), Art Theory and Art Appreciation Education, Chinese Art Education[J], No. 2.
  41. Xia Bian(2000), Guiding Students from the Internal and External in Children's Art Education, Early Childhood Education[J], No. 5.
  42. Xia Bian(1999), Review on the Thoughts and Practices of Children's Art Education of Cizsek, Chinese Art Education[J], No. 2.
  43. Xia Bian(1999), Art: the floating signifier, Journal of Nanjing Normal University[J], No. 5.
  44. Xia Bian(1999), The Discovery of Children's Art ,Chinese Art Education[J], No. 5.
  45. Xia Bian(1999), The characteristics of Preschool Children Painting and the Attitude Adults Should Take, Child Aesthetic Education(Tai Wan)
  46. Xia Bian(1999), The horizon——After Reading Jilin Li’s Situation Education,Curriculum, Teaching Material and Method[J], No. 1.


  1. Children's Art and Education, Jiangsu Education Press, 2015.1
  2. Children's Art and Art Education, Jiangsu Education Press, 2006.7
  3. Ecological-styled Education of Art in kindergarten: Theory and Practice, Northern China Women & Children Press, 2004.3
  4. Kindergarten Fine Arts Education and Activities Design, Editor ,Higher Education Press, 2009.9
  5. The Theory and Practice of  Children's Art Education, Deputy Editor ,Nanjing Normal University Press, 2010.3
  6. Visual Culture and Media Literacy, Compiler,Nanjing Normal University Press, 2011.10
  7. The Study oContemporary Children's Art Appreciation Education, Compiler,Educational Science Press, 2001.3
  8. Art Education of Preschool Children, Compiler, Southwest Normal University Press, 2000.10

Honors and Awards

  • The Study of Contemporary Children's Art Appreciation Education, The Third Prize of the Excellent Achievements of Philosophy and Social Science of Jiangsu Province, 2002.
  • The Excellent Multimedia Teaching Materials of national education for teachers, Normal Education Department  of Education Ministry, 2003.
  • Ecological-styled Education of Art in kindergarten:Theory and Practice,The Second prize of the second Jiangsu higher educational teaching achievement prize, Jiangsu Education Department,2007.   
  • Visual Culture and Media Literacy , National excellent courses,National excellent courses,2009.
  • Visual Culture and Media Literacy , The national top quality curriculum, 2013.
  • Establishment and Practice of Research Teaching System in Undergraduate University, The special prize of Jiangsu higher educational teaching achievement prize,2011.
  • Research and Practice in Pattern of College Students Cultural Qualities Education based on a number of Universities,The special prize of Jiangsu higher educational teaching achievement prize,2011
  • The Creation and Implementation of the Course of Visual Culture for the Educational Technology Postgraduate Students,The second prize of Jiangsu higher educational teaching achievement prize,2011
  • The Exploration and Practice of The Outstanding Talent Training of Local Higher Level University.The first prize of National higher educational teaching achievement prize,2014
  • Innovation and fulfillment of the International cultivation system of Foreign Language Major Postgraduates,The second prize of National higher educational teaching achievement prize,2014
  • Children's Art and children's development, National Elaborate  open online class, 2014
  • Kindergarten Fine Arts Education and Activities Design,  The  Key Textbook of Jiangsu College  Project, 2014   

Academic Title

  • Deputy director of Aesthetic Education  Committee ,Institute of Chinese Aesthetics
  • Deputy director of Aesthetic Education  Committee , the Education Sub-commission of the Chinese Society of Education