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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2023, 5(17); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2023.051704.

The inspiration and research of Joseph Albers' color teaching theory to high school art color teaching


Hanyin Xu

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Hanyin Xu

Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, 32500, Zhejiang, China


In the 1980s, the state paid more and more attention to youth art education. The big background of the development of education in the 21st century is the core of quality education as the main line, general objective requirement in the course content, teaching methods, curriculum evaluation and so on multiple level, diversification of teaching enables students to better understanding and perception of art, and art unique ways and techniques are used to express their emotion, attitude, so as to realize the all-round development of students' comprehensive quality. As the foundation of fine arts education, color teaching aims to guide students to correctly understand the beauty of color, and cultivate students' ability to flexibly use color to construct pictures and express emotions. Josef Albers was one of the most influential art educators of the twentieth century. This paper focuses on Albers' inspiring curriculum teaching plan "The Interaction of Colors" and conducts research on color teaching in high school. The curriculum forms a systematic teaching content in the form of topics, organically integrates science, technology, art, mathematics, visual perception and other aspects with the characteristics of interdisciplinary learning, and uses the teaching method of "learning in context" to enable students to perceive the properties of materials. Life experience and color theory are used to re-understand color and make works. On this basis, the author internalizes the characteristics of high school color courses, enabling students to learn to view images, actively think and participate in them, cultivating students' visual aesthetic experience and improving their humanistic quality.


Color teaching theory, Situational teaching, Learn by doing

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Hanyin Xu. The inspiration and research of Joseph Albers' color teaching theory to high school art color teaching. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 17: 25-35. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2023.051704.


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