Fianne Konings

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Lecturer, ESHCC, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Fianne Konings finished her teacher education for primary schools in Roermond on a thesis about productive and receptive visual imagination, based on the work ‘How we understand art’ of Michael Parsons.  To further deepen her knowledge of arts- and culture education, she attended Arts and Culture Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). She graduated with a thesis about arts education in secondary schools in Rotterdam. Since 1999 she works as an independent researcher on culture and education ( ). She also worked at the Centre of Visual Arts Rotterdam and taught at primary schools, ArtEZ (Zwolle) and Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam). In 2020 Fianne defended her PhD-research on the contribution of cultural institutions to integrated curricula for culture education, at the University of Groningen. At the same time, she started working as a lecturer in arts education (BA, IBACS and MA), MA-thesis- and internship-supervisor at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and communication (ESHCC).

Fianne is interested in the role of formal education in the building of identity through heritage. In the Netherlands, a lot of cultural educational policy focuses on heritage education. At the same time, this heritage education is delivered very randomly and differs from the place a pupil lives. We don’t (yet) know how all these heritage-, art- and culture lessons contribute to the cultural development of children and how and what they contribute to forming their identity.


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