Perspectives of Hybrid Performing Arts Education in the Post-Pandemic Era: An Empirical Study in Hong Kong

Zihao Michael LI, Qingyun LI*, Jie HAN, Zhongyang ZHANG

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has been raging across the continents, performing arts educators have unlearned and adjusted their pedagogies in course delivery to surmount the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Subject to the COVID-19 pandemic situation easing in Hong Kong and around the world, the whole education sector seems to be bouncing back to normal gradually. Meanwhile, there are effective lessons and insights to be learned from the hybrid pedagogy during the pandemic, which could further benefit the new normal period (post-pandemic) of performing arts education. To examine the current practice of digital learning among students and faculty (attitudes towards hybrid, online, and face-to-face learning and preferences about learning mode for professional development/training workshops), this empirical study looks at 408 students and 17 faculty members at a leading performing arts institute in Hong Kong. This study locates the key issues for performing arts educators regarding online/hybrid teaching and learning. It presents lessons and insights for quality insurance and improvement. Findings can inform the future development of digital teaching and learning for the performing arts as well as for other practice-based subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9194
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number15
Early online date27 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

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This article belongs to the Special Issue Technology Enhanced Learning and Resilience in Higher Education Institutions during COVID-19 and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities


  • digital teaching
  • future learning
  • hybrid learning
  • online learning
  • performing arts education


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