is one of the spearheads of the educational policy at the KABK. Research plays
an important role not only in art education but also in the artistic practice
of KABK tutors. To support tutors in this, in September 2015 the new Research
Group of the lectorate Art Theory & Practice took off. The Research Group, chaired
by Janneke Wesseling, enables a selected group of tutors to carry out concrete
research projects within the framework of their appointments. The nature of the
research may be variable, such as: research in and through one’s own practice,
research into pedagogy or didactics, practical or technologically oriented
research for the benefit of one’s practice, academic research in preparation of
an eventual PhD-trajectory. Participants in the Research Group
meet on a monthly basis to discuss their research projects, methods, dilemmas
and possible outcomes and to present the research process. Participating tutors
are expected to share the outcomes of their research projects with the KABK
community, in the form of a presentation, publication and/or lecture.
tutors join the Research Group for one year. Every year new
participants are invited to apply through a call for proposals.
The new Research Group replaces the former research group
or ‘kenniskring’ (2007-2015) of the lectorate.