Art project for the student teachers: Changes in the conception of art

Wai Yum Veronica YEUNG-WONG, Kit Mei Betty WONG, Lai Ha Lily CHEUNG, So Fong NGAN

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Abstract

In order to help student teachers to clarify what they know about art, thus to improve the quality of learning and teaching about art for kindergarten teachers, an action research was designed and implemented during the Qualified Kindergarten Teacher Education Course offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Education. This paper presents the changes of conception of art for the student teachers in the course. Before and after the art activities, the students were invited to discuss as well as complete open-ended questionnaires to express their own ideas on art. They were requested to explain what they thought art is for themselves as well as for the early childhood children. It is interesting to find that after they had undergone the process of the project they showed that art is not only for art’s sake. Art activities mean more than an abstract term. Then the relationship between art learning and other aspects of children’s development was identified and disputed. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education
Pages1-12
ISBN (Print)9629490382
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Bibliographical note

Yeung-Wong, V. W. Y., Wong, B., Cheung, L. H., & Ngan, S. F. (2000). Art project for the student teachers: Changes in the conception of art. In Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century [CD-ROM] (pp. 1-12). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.