Region: Europe

The aim of my enthusiastic work for visual art education is to continuously renew art education, assist to its adaptation to current professional and social requirements, support the decision-making process in educational matters as well as accumulate and spread knowledge concerning art education and its social environment.

Supported and encouraged by my Hungarian colleagues and international members of the European Network of Visual Literacy (ENViL), I would like to be a more active element, a greater organizing power of InSEA and continue the work on what I started when I became a European World Councillor. I took part and publicized InSEA’s and ENViL’s values in four international conferences in Asia and Europe. I proposed one of the new objectives of InSEA: offering support to early childhood educators to get to know the most up-to-date trends in visual education (“Education through Art”). Kindergarten teachers, pre-school teachers, elementary/primary school teachers, generalist teachers and in-service teachers all teach passionate art in their everyday lives, but this work is not represented enough in art teacher associations, they need more help to develop, especially in relation to the new concepts of early childhood education and elementary schools in Europe, which proposes a complex, interdisciplinary, competence-based curriculum.

Collaboration, working in teams is important: together with other councillors I contributed to a number of InSEA movements recently, started new collaborations and exchanged art teacher training related and visual development competencies.
Based on new directions of interdisciplinary art educations we ran two new longitudinal art-based research projects between the regions; Europe and Asia which I would like to work on in the next few years.

I’m eager to keep getting to know the everyday lives of art educators from around the world, their unique answers to the challenges of our constantly changing occupation. However, I want to effectively share this knowledge with those of my colleagues and students working around me, who are able to pass on the positive innovations as multiplicator of the world. My goal is to successfully represent the unity and the connection between art theory, the practice of art education on different levels (multidisciplinary levels, art education as a possibility to help, museum&public education, etc.) and pedagogical research (diagnostic and action research in connection with publication), contributing to obtain as many new operative members for InSEA, who are just as passionately dedicated to art education like I am.
Because of all this, it would be a pleasure to have the opportunity to move my students toward colourful international art dialogs with other students of InSEA colleagues using visual language, as I exerted in my presentations, workshops, round table discussions and artistic interventions in our previous InSEA conferences.

Europe is about language diversity as well. We need to support all colleagues here – especially young colleagues and students, – with many InSEA publications and InSEA endorsed books, materials and affordable events; seminars, in several different national languages. We have a great potential in our World Council provide this support; I am very eager to help with the logistic and coordination, as well as with translations.

Short Bio

I am a holder of a degree from the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design as a teacher with a textile specialization in Visual Arts and Design, and a Ph.D. Degree from ELTE University, Graduate School in Educational Research with the dissertation entitled “Object making and design in the visual education of children aged 6-12 in the light of a diagnostic survey”. Adjunct Professor at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education, Department of Visual Education and at Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design in Budapest. Her main research fields are visual culture, visual literacy, alternative methods and contemporary art in visual education, multicultural education, transdisciplinary art education, built environment, development of plastic skills. I am one of the European world councilors at the InSEA World Council and one of the board members of the European Network for Visual Literacy (ENViL). http://www.vizu.hu/ http://envil.eu/category/research/ http://www.tok.elte.hu/