Multidiscipline-based Art Education Model: A Possible Way for Improving the Quality of Teaching Art

By Mohammed Al-Amri.

Published by The Arts Collection

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It has been seen that teaching art education has taken different directions and multifaceted approaches. Many factors have played a direct or indirect role in shaping current trends in art education. It has an important role to play in the constructive transformation of educational systems that are struggling to meet the needs of learners in a rapidly changing world. However, this article argues that art education alone cannot resolve world challenges and problems. It assumes that good discipline of art education alone will never be good enough. It is enhanced by successful partnerships between related disciplines and strong relationships. As a result, art education today requires a comprehensive model to include all aspects of learners’ development such as the creative, cognitive, emotional, aesthetic, social and other related aspects of children, young people and life-long learners. This theoretical article attempts to provide a general historical review of the best-known models in art education in chronological order and to suggest a model for improving the quality of teaching art which is based on multidiscipline associated with art education.

Keywords: Multidiscipline, Teaching Models, Art Education, Quality of Teaching

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp.77-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.143MB).

Dr. Mohammed Al-Amri

Assistant Professor of Art and Art Education, Curriculum & Instruction Department, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Aeeb, Oman

Member of the International Advisory Committee for Arts Education, UNESCO, Working group member for drafting the “Road Map for Arts Education” for The 1st World Conference on Arts Education. UNESCO. Lisbon, 2006. MA from University of Warwick, PhD from University of Manchester (UK,) research interests concern the curriculum and instruction of Art, Art Criticism, Art programs Evaluation, Creative thinking in Art. He had published articles in both Arabic and English language such as: Evaluating art studio courses at Sultan Qaboos University in light of the discipline based art education theory. Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, “Knowledge Integration between Plastic Arts and School Curricula in the Sultanate of Oman”, Papers conferences such as “A Suggested Programme for Preparing Teachers of Art at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman” (Athens), “Approaching artists and their artworks: Inside out / outside in relationship”, “The project of Atlas concepts for Art Education. The 2nd World Conference on Arts Education. UNESCO. Seoul, 2010.

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