While cultural heritage is a fundamental source of societal wellbeing, engaging China’s family communities with cultural heritage education has been focusing on conventional practices associating museums, exhibitions, festivals, etc. with teaching in-school classroom or out-school study tours. Digital tools and models for teaching and learning have been rapidly emerging to enable and facilitate the engagement, but still are very much limited to social scalability and sustainability. This paper reports our research on work-in-progress of LivePBL – Linking Vocal Education with Project Based Learning. The vocal education is based on cases of China’s folk operas that have traditional values of cultural heritages. But how can music teacher training be undertaken in line of folk opera research, or folk opera lessons, or events of cultural heritage protection and promotion, so as to making aesthetic social impacts? PBL is explored and applied as pedagogy to engage with music student teachers, as well as the LivePBL framework is reported by the social scale and sustainable development led by the students.

Authors: Yuanyuan Li, Kexin Lu, Luge Zhang, Siyu Yang, Hanfei Li, Tianyang Ren, Tianwei Tang, Yantao Zhou, Yiming Xie, Junxuan Li, Nuoxuan Chen, Ying Liu, Andy Hogg

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2022)

  • Date of Conference: 18-20 October 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2022.10.0018
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-47-1
  • Conference Location: Virtual (Dún Laoghaire, Ireland)