Bildnerische Erziehung

Term

Bildnerische Erziehung

Translation 
Visual arts education
Country of origin
Austria
Grammatical variants 
Category
Formal Education
Brief description 

School subject aimed at the perception and understanding of visual arts, heritage and visual culture, and the training of various (visual) artistic skills.

Equivalents in other countries 
Full description 

Bildnerische Erziehung (visual arts education) is a subject of instruction in all school types of general education. It is aimed at the development of perception and understanding of visual arts and visual culture heritage, and the training of various (visual) artistic skills and aspects of visual culture. Visual arts education includes basic experience in visual perception and creation skills in a wide range of artistic techniques as well as access to all areas of visual arts and visual culture heritage. Besides acquiring artistic skills, pupils are encouraged to reflect upon, analyse and interpret works of art and visual culture. Visual arts education aims at understanding, developing and exercising artistic abilities and is used as a resource to improve knowledge and to develop personality and identity.

The subject covers, on average, 1 curriculum hour in primary schools, 2 curriculum hours at lower seconderary schools and in total 3-7 curriculum hours at upper secondary schools (in selected school types only: Gymnasium, Realgymnasium and some vocational school types).

Whereas at pre-primary up to lower secondary school levels more focus is placed on pupils' own creations and experiments with different materials and artistic techniques (learning with all the senses), the focus shifts to the acquisition of knowledge about the history of art and the development of understanding, critical reflection, analysis and interpretation of art works and visual culture.

Level of education
ISCED 0, ISCED 1, ISCED 2, ISCED 3
Type of education
Formal
Updated
24-05-2012