NRO review study

Researchers: Melissa Bremmer, Cock Dieleman, Folkert Haanstra, Emiel Heijnen, Ellen van Hoek, Linda Reus en Diederik Schönau 

In preparation for the Arts & Culture survey, the research group is conducting a review study commissioned by the NRO. The central question what the influencing factors are with regard to learning achievement in the field of arts and culture in (the end of) primary education. Influencing factors are characteristics of education, such as knowledge and skills of teachers, the curriculum, the didactics, number of lesson hours and facilities. These influencing factors will be elaborated in the review study with regard to learning achievements per arts discipline (visual, theatre, dance and music), as well as the themes of interdisciplinarity and creativity. On the basis of this review, recommendations will be made for the new tools to be developed for the upcoming survey.

Haanstra, F. (2023). Aanbod kunstzinnige oriëntatie. Kunstzone, 22(1), p. 16-18.
Haanstra, F., Dieleman, C., van Hoek, E., Reus, L. & Schönau, D. Wat werkt in kunstzinnige oriëntatie? Amsterdam, NL: Lectoraat Kunsteducatie, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten.


Folkert Haanstra studied Psychology at the University of Groningen, and Fine Art and Design at Minerva Art Academy.

As a researcher at the SCO-Kohnstamm Institute of the University of Amsterdam, he has conducted research into arts subjects in education, into museums, music schools and creativity centres and into courses in the fine and performing arts.

In 1994, Haanstra obtained his doctorate with a thesis about learning effects of visual courses in education. Effects of art education on visual-spatial ability and aesthetic perception:Two meta-analyses. Amsterdam, Thesis Publishers.

From 2001 to 2015, Haanstra was affiliated with Utrecht University as professor by special appointment. The chair Cultural Education and Cultural Participation (leerstoel Cultuureducatie en Cultuurparticipatie) that he held was established by the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (Landelijk Kennisinstituut Cultuureducatie en Amateurkunst, LKCA).

From 2002 to 2016, Folkers Haanstra was employed as Professor of Arts and Cultural Education at the Amsterdam University of the Arts.

Kings of arts education (Koningen van de kunsteducatie), a trialogue of the art organisation Kunstzone with Folkert Haanstra, Diederik Schönau and Piet Hagenaars.

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