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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2024, 6(3); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2024.060327.

Research on the Reform and Innovation of Design Education Experimental Teaching in the New Liberal Arts Context


Dong Zehong

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Dong Zehong

College of Art and Design, Jilin Jianzhu University, Changchun, China


As the construction of the “new liberal arts” is in full swing, this wave of reform practice is rapidly showing its strong vitality. Focusing on the “Six Excellences and One Top-notch” Plan 2.0 and the Notice on Recommending New Liberal Arts Research and Reform Practice Projects, we will deeply study and implement socialist thought with Chinese characteristics in the new era, implement the spirit of the conference, comprehensively carry out the goal and task of building new liberal arts, and build a talent training system for liberal arts with Chinese characteristics. The progress of design education in the context of new liberal arts requires interdisciplinary cross-cutting and deep integration, and the promotion of experimental teaching is an irreplaceable important link. The existing teaching mode and experimental course construction need to be constantly combined with the times to push out the old and bring forth the new to comprehensively upgrade the existing knowledge dimension of design disciplines, focusing on new research problems, new research methods, new theoretical perspectives, etc. Clarify the breakthrough point of innovation ability in design education, seek to improve the quality of education, from knowledge production to moral education, build a sustainable ecological discipline and academic system, and cultivate design innovation talents for social development. The arrangement of design education courses should implement the experimental (practical) teaching syllabus for design education that needs to be transformed in accordance with future talent goals and continue to increase the proportion of experimental (practical) teaching hours. The compactness of existing class hours greatly affects the efficiency of results transformation brought by experimental teaching. It is expected that in the follow-up research, independent experimental teaching courses can be added between related courses to realize the teaching and linkage of multidisciplinary theoretical knowledge. And put forward 4 suggestions on the research results.


New liberal arts, Experimental teaching reform, Design Education, Cultivation of innovative thinking

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Dong Zehong. Research on the Reform and Innovation of Design Education Experimental Teaching in the New Liberal Arts Context. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2024), Vol. 6, Issue 3: 159-163. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2024.060327.


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