Creativity in visual culture in art education: Issues and challenges

Chung Yim LAU

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Creativity has for a long time been a core focus in art education. International art educators now widely accept creativity as being one of the essential elements of school art education. In the paradigm of visual culture in art education, art educators not only see visual culture learning and teaching as an act of integrated learning, but they also concur with the current view of creativity. However, evidence from findings of current studies on creativity has challenged the conventional understanding of the concept. The aim of this paper is to debate the main issues and challenges in creativity, focusing on the three most influential viewpoints: the instrumentalist, intelligent and neuroscientist viewpoints. It is hoped that the paper will thus provide fresh insights for both the teaching of visual culture and future research in the field.
長久以來,創造力始終是是藝術教育的核心焦點。當今世界各國藝術教育工作者普遍認同創造力是學校藝術教育的基本要素之一。在典型的視覺文化藝術教育中,藝術教育工作者不僅把視覺文化的學習視為一種整合式學習,同時也認同當前對於創造力的普遍看法。然而,針對創造力所展開的現今研究,其結果卻質疑了我們對於創造力概念的傳統認知。本研究旨在探討創造力所涉及的主要議題和挑戰,並從三個最具影響力的層面,也就是:工具主義、智能以及神經科學的觀點,分別檢視之。期盼本文能為視覺文化教學和未來相關研究展望帶來耳目一新的見解。 Copyright © 2021 國立臺灣藝術教育館.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-93
JournalThe International Journal of Arts Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


Lau, C. Y. (2021). Creativity in visual culture in art education: Issues and challenges. The International Journal of Arts Education, 19(2), 73-93.


  • Creativity
  • Visual culture
  • Art education
  • Conceptual framework
  • 創造力
  • 視覺文化
  • 藝術教育
  • 概念框架
  • Alt. title: 視覺文化當中的創造力:藝術教育面臨的議題與挑戰


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