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Art & Design Education

How audits are here to help us

Recently I participated in an audit conversation. They measure the quality of our education via four national standards of the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), which include: Intended Learning Outcomes: how our programs align with professional, academic, and international standards, including the Dutch qualifications framework and program orientation. Learning Environment: how we translate learning outcomes into […]

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KAOS masterclass

“the goal of education is not to let students ‘fit’ in the future, but to offer them a structure by which they can shape that future”. KAOS pilots Last week I attended a 3 day masterclass hosted by the KAOSpilots. The goal of the masterclass is to design a ‘course on pedagogy’ for experienced teachers […]

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Gap between Academy and Work

Last month I had the pleasure of contributing to an interview for Dude, Dutch Designers Magazine #1 2018, which is out now. The article was about the transition from art academy into the professional design practice. It argues that a smooth transition is rarely the case for many students. There are questions if design design […]

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Professor in Illustration

Yesterday I visited the symposium and departure lecture of profession dr. Saskia de Bodt. Over the last 9 years she has been the Dutch ‘special professor in Illustration’ at the University of Amsterdam. This position was supported by the Fiep Westendorp Foundation.  She wrote several publications among which: From Poe tot Pooh; illustration to pay […]

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