University of Gothenburg
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Research on arts education

Research on Arts Education as a discipline studies all forms of teaching/learning processes within the aesthetic field of knowledge, including the frameworks, the prerequisites, the traditions and the conditions that govern the situations where these fields of knowledge make up the content of the different teaching/learning processes.

Thus, problems are treated in contexts where music, dance, visual culture, and the like, have been a part of upbringing, education, teaching or other influence exerted in a certain cultural situation. Research on Arts Education as a field of research is interdisciplinary in character and uses theories and methods from education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, musicology, art history and artistic research, for example, in order to understand and explain phenomena within the aesthetic field of knowledge.