Re-conceptualizing the Jordanian Art Education Curricula: Suggested Entries for Teaching Discipline-Based Art Education Theory

  •  Bassam Al-Radaideh    
  •  Raed Al-Share    
  •  Asem Obidat    


The curricula of art education in the elementary and secondary schools of Jordan is limited to teaching technical skills for making art, and students did not receive tangibleeducation about history of art, aesthetic, and critical aspects of art. This study identified the theory of Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) and its significance in teaching art, and it provided suggestions for teaching history of art, criticism, aesthetic and artistic production. Furthermore, the study justified the possibility of implementing the DBAE approach in Jordan art education curricula. The research revealed that DBAE theory improved and elevated art education to a new level because the four disciplinary content area played a significant role in the development of essential knowledge and skills in the art such as developing the creativity, appreciation, understanding and learning about the role and function of art in human civilization. The study recommends to include the components of DBAE to art education instruction in Jordanian curricula.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9655
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9663
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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