Singapore University of Social Sciences

Aesthetics and the Arts for Children (儿童艺术与审美教育)

Aesthetics and the Arts for Children (儿童艺术与审美教育) (ECC209)


ECC209 Aesthetics and the Arts for Children will explore the relationship between artistic activities and the cultivation of children's creativity. Based on children's visual arts development and music teaching theories, this course will introduce various activities and teaching methods for preschool children's visual arts and music learning. Students will explore the elements of visual arts, music and movement, and learn to extend their use to develop children's aesthetic faculties and creative thinking. Students will also investigate the important aspects of establishing conducive visual arts and music learning environments for nurturing children's creativity. In addition, they will learn how to analyse and evaluate preschool visual arts and music teaching activities so as to be able to design and plan effective learning activities that promote children's artistic development.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Preschool children's music teaching system and theory
  • Theories of child development and preschool children’s music and movement skills development
  • The form and application of music elements
  • Music teaching in earlyc hildhood settings
  • Integrating music activities and learning environment
  • Music teaching plans, strategies and assessment
  • Developing young children’s creativity through the arts
  • Developmental stages in young children’s art and theories of artistic development
  • Nurturing children’s aesthetics development in visual arts
  • Children's learning and visual arts creation
  • Designing the preschool learning environment for visual arts
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating children's visual arts activities

Learning Outcome

  • 叙述儿童艺术活动与创造力和审美能力培养的基础知识。(Relate the basic knowledge of developing children's artistic activities, creativity and aesthetic faculties.)
  • 描述与分析儿童视觉艺术探索能力与音乐律动能力的发展。 (Describe and analyse the development of children’s visual arts exploration ability and musical rhythm skills.)
  • 讨论并说明创设儿童发展适宜性的视觉艺术和音乐学习环境的要素。(Discuss and interpret the important aspects of establishing a developmentally appropriate visual arts and music environment for young children.)
  • 应用儿童视觉艺术与音乐教学之理论设计并实施儿童发展适宜性的艺术活动。(Apply theories of children's visual arts and music teaching to design and implement developmentally appropriate artistic activities for young children.)
  • 例举并分析促进儿童创造与审美能力发展之视觉艺术和音乐活动。 (Illustrate and analyse visual arts and music activities that promote the development of children's creativity and aesthetic faculties.)
  • 分析与评价儿童视觉艺术与音乐活动的实施效果,并提出改善教学和促进儿童发展的教学建议。(Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of children's visual arts and music activities and recommend teaching methods to improve children’s education and development.)
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