- Lectorate Art Theory & Practice
- Royal Academy of Art (KABK)
- Prinsessegracht 4
- NL – 2514 AN Den Haag
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On 21 November 2014 the Tweede Landelijke Dag van de Theorie, an expert meeting for teachers in art education, took place at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. First of all, the meeting focused on finding ways to further integrate the previously separated theory and practical education in the Bachelor-phase. On top of that, more general questions as to how to advance the connections between art education and recent developments within the field of art and design practice, how to deal with a changing student population and, last but not least, how to respond to neoliberal tendencies in modern education reforms were subject of discussion.
Following the publication ‘Veranderend kunstonderwijs. De plaats van theorie aan de kunstacademie’ (KABK, 2013) that was published on the occasion of the Eerste Landelijke Dag van de Theorie, now also the most significant contributions to the Tweede Landelijke Dag van de Theorie have been collected. The publication, titled ‘Veranderend kunstonderwijs II. Het samengaan van theorie en praktijk in het onderwijs’ (KABK, 2016), includes texts by keynote speakers Bart Verschaffel, Marie van Leeuwen & Laura van Grinsven, Pawel Pokutycki and Annette Krauss. Moreover, Onno Schilstra, theory tutor at the KABK, and Janneke Wesseling, professor in Art in Research at the KABK, wrote two new essays in which developments are further analyzed and placed in international context.