Representatives of the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Norway explain about the arts education situation in their country.
Camilla Gåfvels, PhD in education, is a senior lecturer at the Department of Visual Arts Education at 'Konstfack', the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, in Stockholm. She is trained as an art teacher and her research background is in the field of Vocational Pedagogy. Camilla Gåfvels’ current research concerns institutional interaction and formation of craft knowing in art and crafts education, and the relation between objects in teaching and what knowing participants gain access to in teaching.
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With over 20 years of experience in children’s culture, Merete Dael consults with the Agency of Culture in Palaces in Denmark. Since 2004, she's been a coordinator for art and culture projects targeted at children. From 1996 to 2004, she produced different programs aimed at children for the municipalities of Copenhagen and Fredericksburg. Merete is a member of the European Network of Arts, Culture and Education and the Nordic Network of Art, Culture, and School. She also participated in several initiatives to improve the quality and competences for artists and mediatoris working with children’s culture.
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Anu Hietala is currently the Executive Director of the Association of Basic Education in the Arts and Executive Director of the Finnish Association of Arts Schools for Children and Young People. She has a Master of Arts in Art Education from the University of Arts and Design. From 2009 to 2014, she coordinated a self-evaluation project to improvement the quality of art education in schools. She was the rector of the Helsinki Artists Association of Art School for Children and Young people from 2001 to 2007. Anu started her career with various art schools for youth as well as comprehensive schools. She also taught part-time at art museums.
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Currently, Martine Eidissen Nymo is an advisor at the Norwegian Centre for Arts and Culture in Education. Her primary responsibility is to advise and support teachers regarding art and cultural education in compulsory and lower secondary schools. With a major in Norwegian language and arts, Martine received her teacher education and training from Nord University. She has worked as a teacher at a lower secondary school in Nordland, Norway for the past three years. Martine previously taught visual communication to students at a municipal school of music and performing arts. She also makes her own artwork and sings in a local band.
As an advisor for the Norwegian Centre for Arts Culture and Education, Anne Cathrine Lande is responsible for kindergarten-level arts education. Her goal is to contribute to innovation while increasing competence in kindergarten-level art subjects. Anne is also currently collaborating with an artist on teaching children aged 0-3 about contemporary art. During her kindergarten education training, she focused on aesthetics and drama. She has a Master of Arts in Arts and Didactics. For her thesis, she analyzed how kindergarten-level children experience art museums and the ways such art is communicated to them. Anne previously worked as a kindergarten teacher. This experience allowed her to focus on the importance of providing rich and varied aesthetic experiences to children. She has also worked at the children’s wing of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.
Presentation Martine and Anne
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Áslaug Thorlacius is the director of the Reykjavík School of Visual Arts. During her education, she became trained as a visual artist and educator. Áslaug also focused on Russian language and literature. She has worked as a teacher at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík School of Visual Arts, Melaskóli, Elementary School, University of Xiamen, University of Iceland and the Film Making Melaskóli, Reykjavík. As an artist, she has participated in several solo and group exhibitions.
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Camiel Vingerhoets is working as a senior policy adviser at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. He is responsible for the coordination of the national cultural education policy. He studied Arts- and Cultural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Prior to the ministry, he worked at Stage Entertainment, one of the world’s largest theatre producers and at the Dutch Expertise Centre for Cultural Education.
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