Asia-Pacific Office for Aesthetic Education (APOAE), founded in January 2014 by the Ministry of Education to operate under the National Academy for Educational Research, sets sights on becoming a research hub for aesthetic education. We are involved in long-running and systematic research and, at the same time, connect with other similar communities in the Asia Pacific region. The efforts combine to facilitate our dedication to exploring fresh approaches, including curriculum and pedagogy, to aesthetic education. By conducting meta-analysis, we gain insight into the impact of aesthetic education in Taiwan. Years of research data allow us to build a solid source of references for policies, further research, and practice. Moreover, research results are shared with other communities with the goal of broadening the vision for and the impact of aesthetic education.
We are guided by six major principles:
- Aesthetic education is aimed at enhancing aesthetic literacy among citizens.
- Aesthetic education should begin at preschool age and take hold in elementary and high schools.
- Art education is the heart of aesthetic education.
- Aesthetically-literate teachers and administrators are the key to aesthetic education.
- Cultural learning is a key trend of aesthetic education.
- Broaden the impact of Taiwan’s aesthetic education by connecting with communities in the region.