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Art & Design Education in Times of Change

Conversations Across Cultures

Edited by: Ruth Mateus-Berr and Luise Reitstätter

Rethinking art and design education

It has always been the case that the teaching of art has had to deal with social changes. We are currently facing historic challenges and phenomena which we could never have imagined – the global financial crisis, the massive migration flows, and the ubiquitous spread of new technologies in our everyday life. Creative competence is needed for overcoming the disciplinary boundaries and in order to make equal opportunities for education possible in a diverse society.

This publication takes a critical look at the role of art and design education amidst these social changes – using theoretical reflection, practical experience, and empirical analysis.

  • A wide range of approaches to art and design education
  • Global perspectives, with comparisons between countries
  • Current empirical studies, detailed models, and visionary strategies

Author Information

Ruth Mateus-Berr, Luise Reitstätter, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria

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Audience: Lehrende und Studierende im Bereich Lehramt für Kunst, Design, Architektur