As a part of media education, media aesthetic education has been concerned and proposed by the Western education community since the 1930s. It has a history of more than 80 years of development. Due to the different political systems, cultural environments, media systems, and educational systems, media aesthetic education in the different historical stages of its emergence and development, it is inevitable to present unique historical paths and orientations. On the basis of collating historical data, this paper discusses the occurrence and development process of media aesthetic education concept, in order to clarify the conceptual category of media aesthetic education, and to understand the different characteristics of connotation ideas in various periods in the historical context, and then extract the stage composition, core content and main features of the paradigm of the “protectionism” aesthetic education.
Ⅰ. The “Discriminating Period” of Media Aesthetic Education in the 1930-1970s
Ⅱ. The “Deconceiving Period” of the Media Aesthetic Education in the 1970s and 1990s
Ⅲ. The “Postmodern Theory Period” of Media Aesthetic Education in the 1990-2000
Ⅳ. The Educational Characteristics of the “Protectionism Paradigm”
1. From the Perspective of Educational Organization
2. From the Content of Teaching
3. From the Perspective of Teaching Methods