"Following his successful PhD defence and the closing piece of 'DE EXPERTEN' on March 4 (2022), Bob Selderslaghs obtained the title of Doctor in the Arts for his research 'MoE 2.0. From dramatic-inquiry towards an artistic result in art education'."
From dramatic inquiry towards an artistic result in art education
Little research has been done on how to create a healthy balance between process and product in arts education. Yet researchers, artists, teachers, teaching artists, teacher trainers, students and audiences alike recognise the need for such a balance: without a high-quality process, it is impossible to achieve a high-quality product. And a product of a poor or dubious standard will, at best, be overlooked by spectators if they have an emotional connection to the artist(s) or if they know that a valuable (social) process did precede the product. The MoE 2.0 doctoral research project explored how the dramatic-inquiry approach to learning and teaching Mantle of the Expert, a form of process drama, could be expanded into a methodology in arts education for creating non-scripted theatre performances with young audiences and thus create a harmony between the artistic process and product.