Musneckienė, Edita (2007)

Research title: Art education, Educology, Meninis ugdymas, Pedagogų rengimas, Postmodern educational paradigm, Postmoderni edukacinė paradigma, Teacher education, Visual culture, Vizualinė kultūra

Language: Lithuanian

Research title in English: The Discourse of Visual Culture in Training Teachers of Art in the Context of Postmodern Educational Paradigm

Abstract: The present dissertation deals with the discourse of visual culture as a conceptual background of art education, vital in the context of changing paradigms of culture and education. The aim of the research is to reveal the importance of visual culture in art education, to investigate the need for studies of visual culture as well as problems and perspectives of training teachers of art. The research problem is linked with the situation of art education in Lithuania, where the discourse of visual culture is a new research field. The dissertation provides a theoretical grounding of assumptions for developing visual culture on all levels of art education. In implementing visual culture in the postmodern curriculum, the problem of art teachers’ competence and preparation is of utmost importance. The research questions were as follows: what curriculum changes does visual culture bring in art education? What art teachers’ competences should be developed in the postmodern educational paradigm? How are art teachers prepared to accept visual culture in art education and what competences do they need to develop? What are the prospects of art teacher training with the developing of the concept of visual culture education? The survey of art teachers and experts in art education revealed that classical and modernist tendencies predominate in art education, unable to cover a wide field of visual culture, the variety of new technologies, the multicultural diversity of art experience, and… [to full text]


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