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International Journal of Social Sciences and Artistic Innovations
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 IJSSAI 2022/12
Vol.2, Iss.4 : 19-33

Contemporary Curriculum Model for Arts Education in Taiwan

Ming-Hsien Cheng1, Jessie Hsiao-Shien Chen2 and Chyi-Chang Li3*

1Department of Fine Arts, National Changhua University of Education, 50007, Taiwan
2Center for General Education, National Taichung University of Education, 40306, Taiwan
3The Graduate School of Arts and Humanities Instruction, National Taiwan University of Arts, 22058, Taiwan

At the end of 2014, Taiwan proclaimed “competency-driven” as a new goal of education. Arts education curriculum changes from a traditional ability-based approach to an approach of more complex pedagogical and radical education outcomes for the new requirement. This article presents how and what a curriculum of competency-driven arts education is emerging based on the proclamation. We define competency-driven arts education as self-determination to solve problems by integrating knowledge, ability, and attitude of arts in the circumstances. This operational definition is used to set a scene of education for constructing a curriculum model, including the path of instruction, learning, and subject. The crucial and competency-driven features are stemmed from discussions that inspire curriculum implementation not on what is taught and acquired but on how to make decisions to show one's value judgment.

Keywords:  Ability-based education, Competency-driven arts education, Curriculum model, Value judgment

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Received:November 17, 2022; Revised:December 02, 2022; Accepted:December 17, 2022; Published:December 30, 2022
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Citation:Cheng, M.H., & Hsiao-Shien, J., & Li, C.C.(2022). Contemporary Curriculum Model for Arts Education in Taiwan. International Journal of Social Sciences and Artistic Innovations, 2(4), 19-33.

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