Theoretical Foundation for Spirituality-Oriented Holistic Art Education: Integration of Eastern and Western Aesthetics

  • Feng-Jung Liu
Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 13)


After the trends of modernistic and post-modernistic paradigms, the values and methodology of art education need to be reconsidered and developed for current educational situations. Art education for college and school (grade 1–12) in Taiwan has new challenges to meet and needs further theoretical fuel and foundational interpretation. The recent trend of spirituality and holistic development in art education should be able to provide a suitable perspective for the improvement of collegial and school (grade 1–12) art education. Therefore, this chapter attempts to analyze and interpret concepts related to spirituality and holistic art education, including Eastern and Western aesthetics, to develop a theoretical foundation for spirituality-oriented holistic art education. The objectives of this article are twofold: (a) to deal with the values pertaining to spirituality-oriented holistic art education, and (b) to analyze the dimensions of art teaching and learning, including self inquiry, the connection of self with art, culture, and ecology, and spiritual intelligence in art education.


Aesthetic Experience Spiritual Development Holistic Development Spiritual Intelligence Holistic Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Visual ArtsNational Chiayi UniversityChiayiTaiwan

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