Pre-School Education (PSE) is the beginning of lifelong education. In line with arts in various possible inspirational and imaginative forms, music programmes have been supporting PSE in children’s cognitive, emotional, social and overall wellbeing development. However, in China, the critical importance of training music teachers in PSE is often recognised more by higher educational institutions than in continuous professional development or so called CPD (Continuous Professional Development). There has been a greater need for training music teachers through social and workplace practices; children, families and social communities should all participate in the teaching and learning. This paper reports LinkPBL model, Linking Vocal Education with Project Based Learning to meet such needs. The constructs of LivePBL are hybrid and cost effective to enable a range of student teacher trainees in professional study practices to bridge PSE between a higher educational institution and family social communities. LivePBL cases are also highlighted, demonstrating students led teaching and learning in multiple levels. Future research will be engaging colleges, schools, and family communities’ trainees in PSE across China. LivePBL is not only cost effective but seems to be sustainable too.

Authors: Yuanyuan Li, Ting Zhao, Lian Sun, Zhinan Zhu, Jing Geng, Andy Hogg, Ying Liu, Pramod Shah

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2022)

  • Date of Conference: 14-16 November 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/LICE.2022.0003
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-52-5
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)