Professorship Blended Learning
In a world where information is available always and everywhere and in which information can shared with others blazingly fast, art education must follow. The reality is that students do not just learn within the four walls of the institute, but also share and receive information in digital environments, which are flexible, international, and fit for a personalized way of learning. On of the possibilities to connect this digital world and the formal institue, increasing student involvement, increasing safety, and enhancing study results is blended learning
This trend in education focuses on blending contract education with digital learning aids and in doing so aims to improve the education and better connect with the students’ digital world. Much research has been done on the gains of blended learning in an academic setting. These researches show that blended learning contributes to a better embedding of meaningful learning in daily life, increases involvement, and in some cases enhances study yields.
Research on blended learning in an art education setting is still in its infancy and deserves our attention, because learning artistic skills is not, as is the case with academic education, a mostly cognitive process, but is largely a physical activity. Learning a rhythm or mastering a choreography requires elementary use of the body. The lectorate will do research on the way students use digital learning aids, how they learn from these, and what they learn from these. Researching the way students study and improving the artistic learning process with digital learning aids will be the focus of the ‘blended learning’ lectorate.
- Lecturer Jaco van den Dool
- Carlo de Wise (teacher / researcher)
- Joan at Hoonte (teacher / sr. researcher)
- Arienne Vineyards – Zwijnenburg (teacher / researcher)
- Wander van Baalen (research assistant)
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