MABAE was iniciated by Santiago Pérez-Aldeguer at the University of Castilla La-Mancha School of Education in the academic year 2008/2009 to improve the personal and professional competences of music education students. Pérez-Aldeguer believed that music education should be studied from practice and as an integral part of performing arts.
Over the years, MABAE has been presented in several national and international universities through conferences, seminars, innovation projects and research while gradually expanding its research to include investigations into the nature of creativity, social psychology and transdisciplinary learning. In 2014 Pérez-Aldeguer defended his second PhD which presents the MABAE methodology from its origins and research on the improvement of social competence of students.
The MABAE group has conducted innovation projects initiatives, published books, articles and reports, and collaborated with several colleagues. MABAE’s work takes place nationally and internationally in the university context and not only in education degrees but in a variety of university faculties. In addition, MABAE offers courses, workshops, counseling and materials.