Art aesthetics plays a crucial role in STEAM all-rounded education. Compared with the knowledge training of STEM, art and aesthetics education focuses on cultivating the awareness of different viewpoints and discovering the aesthetic experience in life. In a rapidly developing society, aesthetics is becoming increasingly important, and it is not just about skill but phronesis. Aesthetic education helps develop aesthetic literacy and form a healthy mind. However, the policy has focused on cultivating aesthetics in primary and secondary schools in recent years. The attention to aesthetic education for college students is lower than that of children and teenagers. Comprehensive universities are not arts-oriented, and the education system is adaptable and resilient; thus, their aesthetic education needs more understanding and discussion. Comprehensive universities in Taiwan and abroad actively promote aesthetic education in various ways, such as setting up relevant school organizations and planning related activities to build students' aesthetic literacy. This article concentrates on aesthetic education in a comprehensive university and takes the NCKU Art Center, which has been established for over 20 years, as an example. The findings were discussed in this research regarding the art center's various activities and courses on students' development process of aesthetic literacy, thereby finding out the potential driving force and influential factors during the multiple stages in the Competence Development Process and better understanding the students' insight to provide strategies for promoting aesthetic education in the future.
Yun-Szu Hsu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
About the Presenter(s)
Ms Yun-Szu Hsu is a University Postgraduate Student at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan
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