Art & Design Education

Since the beginning of my teaching at the Willem de Kooning Art Academy (WdKA) my interest in education has only increased. I am inspired by the ideas of Paolo Freire, Gert Biesta, Emiel Heijnen, and Meredith Davis. Since January 2018 I have become coordinator of the Education Station at the WdKA.

The ‘Education Station’ is the learning centre for art & design education. We focus on issues related to teaching and learning, and we seek out challenging, effective and original teaching and learning methods from sources both within and outside the academy. This is where the WdKA’s learning community is shaped, created and kept up-to-date. The education station has 3 aspects:

1) Training

– introduction for new teachers

– teacher training programs


– student electives courses

2) Service

– development of online learning tools

– teacher support in regards of online learning tools

3) Collaboration

–  implementation of ‘inclusive pedagogy’

– collaboration with external partners




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