TingTing Hu, Founder, TingTing Poetry Education
TingTing Poetry Education
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What is TingTing Poetry Education?
Poetry is almost it’s own language, in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.
In over 5,000 years of Chinese history, tens of thousands of poems have been composed. Currently, it is compulsory for all young people in China to learn traditional Chinese poems throughout their education. However, previous teaching methods, such as reciting poems over and over until they are memorised, have left many young people bored and disinterested in poetry.
TingTing Poetry Education has created a unique, entertaining and engaging way of learning traditional Chinese poetry by combining songs and poems. These poetry songs are shared online, on TV and in musical concerts. Over 3,300 schools now use TingTing Poetry Education as one of their teaching tools.
The concept of TingTing Poetry Education is to develop different formats of music, visual art and language to make poetry more entertaining and appealing to young people. Learners can easily understand the meanings of the poems in poetry songs, with the goal of enhancing their emotional and cognitive development through promoting curiosity, good aesthetics, observation, memory and imagination.
By allowing students to sing and write songs with poems, and record and share these online, TingTing Poetry Education brings the fun of music and the ease of modern technology into traditional poetry education. Through feedback from parents, TingTing Poetry Education has seen magical changes in learners who have followed their programmes, even for a short time. Young people become much more motivated and interested in learning.
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By combining poems with melody and encouraging learners to sing along with TingTing online or on TV, TingTing Poetry Education has motivated young people to learn traditional Chinese poems by themselves. Their learning experiences are now more fun and entertaining. With digital content available online, learners from rural areas and countries all over world can easily access high-quality poetry education.Impact
Through the use of music and modern media, TingTing Poetry Education has hugely increased enjoyment and appreciation of traditional Chinese poetry among young people. As well as the reported fun & engagement TingTing Poetry is the no.1 popular children's tv show right now, along with it songs highlighting its popular methodology.Scalability
TingTing Poetry Education can be used all over world for anyone who wants to learn about traditional Chinese culture. TingTing Poetry Education has been used in over 3,300 schools and has subscribers from 45 countries through multiple online platforms. The most popular videos have received over 100 million views. The model can be also be easily adapted to any country with poems and music in a native language, to encourage learning of other traditional poems from around the world.