Art Education deals with the ‘art’ of teaching and the critical reflection of its form and content. It belongs to theories, models and different ways of mediation. Research takes also place in that area, especially the context of general education as a key discipline to become a teacher. At least since Comenius’ “Didactica Magna” (1657) educators study their instructional actions. Art methods are therefor the subject specific exploration of learning and teaching, how knowledge, skills and attitudes can be conveyed to students in a fast changing society. This results in the desire to develop an adequate methodology to enable literacy-related and individual-related teaching strategies for children and teenagers under the guiding principle of inclusive – art – education. Didactics at the University of Art and Design Linz encompasses didactic instruction in all departments of the teacher training program like studio arts, design, and multimedia. Alongside the specifics of ‘the art of teaching’, the transdisciplinary potential towards the specific didactics of other subjects is central to its scientific study.
Combine theory and practice of didactics!
*please note that the translation of areas is difficult because of the different types of highschools and education systems in the countries
Anna Maria Loffredo, Univ.Prof. Dr. phil. holds the chair in Art Education at the University of Art and Design Linz since 2015.
After studying Art Education and Social Studies for the lower and upper secondary at the University of Siegen (Germany) and completing a two-year teacher training program in Krefeld (Germany) she was employed as a high school teacher for the advanced level classes for a number of years. Her students received several national and international awards for their art works, based on the daily class curriculum. In 2014, she was a trainee at Goethe Institut Los Angeles and she gained a postdoc scholarship of the DAAD at SUNY Buffalo State College in the United States. Her research area and teaching focuses on international curriculum development, crossover/sampling/remix culture, youth culture, creativity and inclusive education. Since 2016, she was participating in the Erasmus academic exchange program at the University of Lapland (FI) and the University of the Arts in London (GB).
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