Theoretical Framework on the Use of Art-Inspired Pedagogy in Early Childhood to Mitigate Urban Barriers


Cities around the world are changing rapidly, putting new pressures on the education system. Vietnam has particularly seen a period of rapid economic growth in many of its major cities. These urban environments can create both barriers and opportunities for learning. This paper aims to answer the question of if and how art-inspired pedagogy (AIP) can be used to mitigate the urban barriers in the early childhood education system. Through a rapid literature review of 48 papers, we discovered how AIP can contribute to children’s holistic development (particularly in social emotional learning and literacy) and what conditions are needed to implement AIP in Southeast Asia. Additionally, CITIES, a 3-phase programme in Da Nang, Vietnam with 29 schools, provides a practical lesson learned on how AIP can fit within the existing system and support the new early childhood curriculum in Vietnam, and what still needs to be in place for this to be successful. This paper provides a theoretical framework, based on literature and practice, for implementing AIP in the urban environment in Vietnam.

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Thy Tran Khanh, KU Leuven, Belgium
Kieu Thi Kính, University of Da Nang - University of Science and Education, Vietnam
Pham Thi Thu, National College of Education Hanoi, Vietnam
Dang Minh Thu, Life Art Vietnam, Vietnam
An Thu Tra, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Vietnam
Kelsey Anne Carlton, VVOB-Education for Development, Vietnam
Dang Thi Ngoc Lan, VVOB-Education for Development, Vietnam

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Educational Research

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Khanh T., Kính K., Thu P., Thu D., Tra A., Carlton K., & Lan D. (2023) Theoretical Framework on the Use of Art-Inspired Pedagogy in Early Childhood to Mitigate Urban Barriers ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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