Reflective Practice: Evaluation in Arts Education

The 20th anniversary of RESEO, the European Network for Opera, Music and Dance Education, provided an ideal opportunity to take stock of the arts education sector and its developments. The network’s 2016 Autumn conference took place in Paris from 28-30 November, focusing on evaluation with the aim of analysing the achievements, breakthroughs and challenges encountered by the sector over the last twenty years. The Opéra national de Paris, a RESEO founding member,
hosted the event and contributed largely to its organisation.

Support from the Fondation Total enabled the conference to be organised on a larger scale than
usual. The Professional Practice Days on 28-29 November were attended mainly by RESEO members.

The Debate and Exchange Day of 30 November was free of charge and open to the wider public, with three sessions, respectively entitled «Arts Education and Schools: Impact on Young People»; «Arts Education and the Individual: Artistic Practice and Personal Development» and «Creative
Learning for All: Arts Education Projects and Local Communities» enabling an in-depth analysis of the conference theme.