Research into interdisciplinary collaboration

  • Bundel / Master education in arts / education

The ArtEZ Expertise Centre for Arts Education recently published a collection in which students from the Master of Education in Arts looked at different aspects of interdisciplinary collaboration based on their own experiences in the work place: Interdisciplinary collaboration through the eyes of Master of Education in Arts students. They investigated opportunities, problems and prerequisites for effective collaboration.

“Expansion and connection: essential for innovation”

Jose Huibers, Margreet Luitwieler, Nicole Martinot and Anneke Meijers (all doing the Master of Education in Arts and teaching at the ArtEZ Interfaculty) went looking for conceptual clarification and definitions. “As ArtEZ lecturers, we felt we needed to research the multi and interdisciplinary work methods that we’ve been providing at the Interfaculty in the form of projects for the past fifteen years. We ask ourselves the following questions: How did we get where we are today? What’s the most effective way forward? It’s not that you no longer need to strengthen your knowledge of your own subject, but expanding into and connecting with other fields is essential for innovation.”


Read the chapter Begrippen en definities van Interdisciplinair werken here


Cultural and Artistic Training: the ideal subject

Based on their work experience, Krista Bosch, Sannah den Engelsen, Zwaantje Schaap and Tineke te Winkel (Master of Education in Arts) examined Cultural and Artistic Training, which they see as ‘the ideal subject’. Cultural and Artistic Training (CKV) is a compulsory subject at all secondary schools in the Netherlands. The subject is taught nowhere else in world. It unites all art disciplines and brings students in touch with art and culture. ‘’We believe that this subject can make an important contribution to young people’s development. The intrinsic value of the subject is not only bringing the students in touch with art and culture, but also increasing their own cultural self awareness.”


Read the chapter Het ideale vak CKV here


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