Art and Education

Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No. 6-7, 2016

Preliminary communication

Marija Brajčić   ORCID icon ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Split, Croatia 

pages 103-126

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The purpose of this paper was to determine the directions of development in today’s art studies and to expand knowledge of the use of art in schools. From the aspects of many significant artists, art critics and teachers, we have achieved significant progress in the field of art and art education in general. This paper has highlighted essential conclusions about the educational system and some of the non-traditional approaches to the curriculum while retaining a theoretical structure. The collected data refer to key factors encouraging deep feelings of vulnerability regarding the often neglected field of art. The essay finds that the impact of social, political and economic conditions often takes place in maladaptive ways, and thus contrary to contemporary thinking and writing about art and education, which often refers to the phenomenological and experimental capabilities, without which art would not be possible.


art; art education; contemporary education; CSE systems; curriculum