LABEA – Research Laboratory in Arts Education

The Research Laboratory in Arts Education (LabEA) is a space of experimental research in different educational contexts (schools, museums, communities and other institutions) that seeks to destabilise routines and constraints through the creation of questionings, reflections, sharing and discussion of field practices and of research itself.

The Laboratory is structured under 3 areas of intervention:

  • research: research is here understood as an opening process to a permanent rethinking of its own questions and generated products, in a relation that intends to be intimate with the practices of the different actors in the field. Its experimental character displaces the researchers of Labea and the several education agents to experimental and disruptive methodological spaces.
  • training: diverse spaces of training are configured that will be materialized in seminars, courses, post-graduate training, conversations, residencies and other formats based on the research and the inquiries into the main difficulties felt in the contexts that are under investigation.
  • publication and creation of pedagogical materials: As a fundamental component of the work developed and of the research development, we will publish the results of the ongoing research, of the projects developed and of the training courses elaborated from the research. The materials to be produced are open to the experimental character of the Laboratory.

Objectives:

  • To develop research projects with different scales in the research field of arts education practices. Labea will operate from a set of micro-projects established inside it;
  • To develop the research in arts education in a straight and experimental relation with the practices realised and to be realised in and out of institutional contexts;
  • To develop experimental methodologies of research and action in arts education;
  • To develop methodologies of evaluation in arts education;
  • To understand the relations between artistic and educational practices;
  • To diagnose, to analyse and to intervene in specific contexts in the expanded field of arts education;
  • To construct questioning and critical positionings regarding institutionalised practices, involving the professionals, educators in the field in research practices that allow to question the institutionalised routines;
  • To devise training offers in a strict relation with the research in the field;
  • To experiment ways of intersecting theory and practice in facing institutional and cultural realities in the field of arts education;
  • To explore intervention zones in arts education by challenging the established frontiers and empowering the production of new knowledge;
  • To historicize, from a contemporary position, the development of the field of arts education and of its educational practices;
  • To constitute a historic and experimental archive in arts education on a national and international level;
  • To problematise and to question the meaning and pertinence of syllabuses, materials and formats of action in the development of practices of arts education;
  • To explore and experiment in research-action contexts the repetition of already-existent pedagogical syllabuses, materials and formats, and the production of new ones.
  • To establish a local, national and international network of research in arts education.

Project Coordinator(s) Catarina Martins
Start - End Date 2017-05 / 2022-12
Output Event
European Educational Research Association: NETWORK 29 – Research on Arts Education

Event
(Português) Sessão de discussão: Road Map for Arts Education e Seoul Agenda

Event
INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON MUSEUM EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Event
(Português) Primeiras Jornadas em Educação Artística

Event
International Meeting on Museum Education & Research

Event
NW29: Arts Education Winter School

Event
(Português) 5º Encontro Internacional sobre Educação Artística

Event
(Português) 4ei_ea encontro internacional sobre educação artística

Event
3rd Conference on Arts-Based Research and Artistic Research

Publication
(Im)possibilities and challenges of the arts in primary education. Can the art educator be a virus?

Publication
Genealogy as History: From pupil to artist as the dynamics of Genius, Status and Inventiveness in art education in Portugal.

Publication
The Theoretical And Conceptual Tools of Michel Foucault: What Can Art Education Researchers And Art Educators Take From These Analysis?

Publication
(Português) Arte + Educação ≠ Educação Artística

Publication
Research on Arts Education: The History of the Present as the way to denaturalize some common senses

Publication
Ways of seeing the school: the production of subjectivities within educational spaces

Publication
Arts Education in Portugal in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Drawing and the Governing of the Student

Publication
The Arts in Education as Police Technologies. Governing the Child’s Soul

Publication
The fabrication of the chameleonic citizen of the future: Arts education in the advanced liberal society

Publication
The «Eventualizing» of Arts Education. Introduction by Catarina Silva Martins & Thomas S. Popkewitz (Editors)

Publication
Genealogy as History: From pupil to artist as the dynamics of Genius, Status and Inventiveness in art education in Portugal

Publication
Genius as an historical event and its making as a statistical object and instrument for governing in school

Publication
Time, Drawing, Testing: The Making Up Of The Developmental Child And The Measuring Of The Nation’s Development

Publication
(Português) “E agora, vai voltar tudo a ser como era?” Por uma crítica às artes na educação

Edition
6th Encounter of Practices of Research in Arts Education (E-Book)

Edition
IMMER #1

Edition
Derivas #04

Edition
Derivas #03

Edition
Derivas #02

Edition
Derivas #01

Edition
(Português) À procura de renovações de estratégias e de narrativas sobre educação artística

Edition
2nd Encounter on Practices of Research in Arts Education

Participation
A Disobedient School?: a Genealogy of Some Pedagogical Practices

Participation
LABEA – Research Laboratory in Arts Education