Holis­tic ed­u­ca­tion in China

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

great pow­ers of imag­i­na­tion and can more eas­ily learn about Dali and sur­re­al­ism. In fact, they may even dis­cover that the prod­ucts of their imag­i­na­tions aren’t that dif­fer­ent from the work of th­ese artists,” said Shi.

Ear­lier this year, the State Coun­cil ac­knowl­edged that the aes­thetic ed­u­ca­tion curriculum in China’s schools was lack­ing and re­leased guide­lines which stip­u­late that it should be ex­ten­sively strength­ened.

The guide­lines also state that a mod­ern aes­thetic ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem should be es­tab­lished across dif­fer­ent ed­u­ca­tion lev­els, com­bin­ing class­room teach­ing and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties by 2020.

“Art ed­u­ca­tion is one of most spe­cial and ba­sic parts of a per­son’s ed­u­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence that comes with­out any so­cial util­i­tar­i­an­ism. It is also a kind of pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion and should be opened up to more chil­dren and teenagers,” said Chen Yi­dong, pres­i­dent of GymChina Group, the par­ent com­pany of Tomato Art School.

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