Commentary: Visual culture, visual brain and (art) education


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An adaptation of a keynote address that was presented at the International Symposium on the New Prospects of Art Education, which was held at the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, in September 2001. The writer explains how she has tried to rationalize the importance of visual culture in the educational enterprise on the grounds that the richness of the pictorial repertoires that it embraces provides opportunities for the development of visual intelligence. She believes that visual culture is essential to visual education, a cognitive endeavor that would facilitate a more complete and engaged participation in the visual world than that currently championed by art education. The writer discusses conceptions of development and visual culture and brain research and the possibility of visual education. Copyright © 2003 Swets Subscription Service.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-296
JournalStudies in Art Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003


Kindler, A. M. (2003). Commentary: Visual culture, visual brain and (art) education. Studies in Art Education, 44(3), 290-296.


  • Brain research
  • Visual culture
  • Art education
  • Theories and principles
  • Education theory
  • Visual sociology
  • Arts
  • Visual education
  • Object-teaching
  • Visual aids
  • Research
  • Educational anthropology
  • Audiovisual education


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