The Guide stated that the aim of early childhood education is to foster children's whole person development based on the four developmental objectives for young children, namely physical, cognitive & language, affective & social, and aesthetic development. With regard to the physical and aesthetic development, the Guide has recommended each preschool to conduct at least 45 minutes of music, arts and physical play (MAP) activities for students in an integrated approach. However, no detailed curriculum guidelines have stipulated in the Guide. Therefore, the purposes of this paper are three-folded. First, it examines the current situation on the implementation of the Guide in the MAP curriculum in Hong Kong. Secondly, it introduces an innovative Movement-Music Curriculum Framework (MMCF) for preschools in Hong Kong with research findings. Finally, it recommends the strategies for school-based implementation of the new MMCF in Hong Kong. It is hoped that the discussion on this paper may draw early childhood researchers and practitioners' interest and attention on this issue.
|Published - 2011
CitationWong, S. S. P. (2011, May). Reconstructing the framework of creative movement-music curriculum for young children in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 4th Redesigning Pedagogy: Transforming Teaching, Inspiring Learning International Conference, Singapore.
- Early childhood