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2002 Ph.D. Doctor of visual art pedagogy and didactics

Since 2017 full professor of visual art pedagogy and didactics

Current work and research interests

University teacher - Full Professor for Art Education, (original habilitation title in Slovenia: Special didactics – the field of visual art), Department of primary education, University of Maribor, Faculty of Education.

  • Lectures and other pedagogical activities at 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bologna degrees,

  • Mentor for students from bachelor to Ph.D. thesis

  • Development of art creativity and art appreciation by pupils in preschool and primary school

  • Development of programs for art talented pupils in primary school

  • Organizing, planning and implementation of pedagogical praxis for student of art education and primary education,

  • Scientific and professional activities (publishing articles, monographies, manuals, textbooks);

  • Editor in chief – Journal of Elementary Education

Mostly looking forward to working in ITTS, because…

Developing new strategies in the context of interculturalism, meeting new colleagues and teachers, other cultures, new teacher strategies and implementation of results into practice in different countries.

Selected publications

Duh, M. & Büdefeld, A. 2018: Gender difference in the linear relationship among factors of drawing-related creativity in second-grade primary school students. In: Nova prisutnost: časopis za intelektualna i duhovna pitanja, 16 (2), pp. 351-367.


Duh, M. & Kozjek Varl, K. 2017: Monitoring the success of the integration of contemporary art practices in elementary art curriculum = Observación del éxito de la integración de las prácticas de arte contemporáneo en el plan de estudios de arte elemental. In: Ensayos, 32 (2), pp. 107-119.


Duh, M. 2016: Art appreciation for developing communication skills among preschool children. In: CEPS journal: Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 6 (1), pp. 71-94.


Duh, M. 2016: Developing art appreciation in students of education from different European countries. In: The new educational review, 45 (3), pp. 113-123.


Duh, M. & Herzog, J. 2015: Monitoring the level of art appreciation of fourth-grade primary school students. In: Hrvatski časopis za odgoj i obrazovanje: [CJE], 18 (sp. ed. 2), pp. 35-50.

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