Areas of learning and subjects create different possible meaningful paradigms towards the world, for example:

  • technology as a design relationship
  • art as an aesthetic and creative relationship
  • language as a meaningful relationship
  • science as an explanatory relationship

The expertise centre Art of Teaching develops didactic expertise that goes beyond purely offering efficient didactic methodologies. Didactics is the art of teaching to shape pupils so as to be able to to give meaning to the world themselves. Only through involvement in a 'shared cause' between teacher and pupil does the learning path also become a life path (curriculum vitae).

The teacher is seen as a passionate and crucial pedagogical-binding force in the educational process. Besides being knowledgeable, the teacher demonstrates a pedagogical concern (ethos) for a shared world that is released to a new generation of students over and over again.

The expertise centre focuses on concrete (subject-specific) didactic practice with research through research projects, post-training, customised offerings, learning communities, international networks, practical research and publications.

Within Art of Teaching, expertise is developed and offered for the following research lines:
  1. Love of the profession: didactics and being a teacherĀ 
  2. Interdisciplinary didactics: STEM, CLIL, connection between learning domains and development fields
  3. Didactics for all specific educational domains with specific attention to:
  • science, mathematics and technology
  • art
  • language(s)
  • culture and society
  • physical education and movement
  • philosophy
What makes a teacher a teacher is their "Art of Teaching": the capacity to explore the world based on their love for the subject and release it to students.
Job De Meyere
Job De Meyere
Coordinator Expertise Centre Art of Teaching