Credits: 3

Schedule: 11.09.2018 - 25.09.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mikko Jalas

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Mikko Jalas, +358 40 3538247

For Tuesday 25.9. 2018

Abigail Garbett, 050 3188618

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I (Autumn 2018 and 2019)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing the course, the students
• are familiar with the teaching offerings of the CS programme and recognise related paradigms and professional identities.
• recognise and are able to use creative methods in problem-solving
• acknowledge and are able to reflect on their own orientation toward sustainability

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course gives an outlook to Creative Sustainability as a programme, areas of studies and particular approaches to sustainability. The course also introduces working methods and creative co-operation practices. The course includes lectures and workshops organized as full day workshops. During the course, students work in multidisciplinary teams planning a solution for a given assignment and facilitated by teachers of the CS disciplines (architecture, business, design and built environment). Through individual writing tasks, students develop reflections on working methods and sustainability orientations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Mandatory participation in the sessions
Group assignment
• Individual reflection paper

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 


Compulsory attendance


on 25.9.2018

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Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Participation in lectures and workshops, 20 hours
• Group work, 20 hours
• Literature, 20 hours
• Individual writing tasks, 10 hours
• Personal reflection, 10 hours

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

See the excel-sheet on the main course page

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Selected reading delivered at the beginning of the course.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 


T. (2010). Speaking of sustainability: the potential of metaphor.
Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 6(2), 60-65.

Available at

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for registration dates.

This course is only for Master's degree students of the Creative Sustainability programme.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

See the excel-sheet on the main course page


Registration and further information