Credits: 3

Schedule: 13.09.2019 - 20.09.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mikko Jalas

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

Teacher in charge: Dr. Paula Siitonen


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.

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

See the program at the course home page

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

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

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): 

Students in groups will read a book chapter and an article related to the perspectives for the creative teamwork. Each group will organize two  workshops, where they involve other students to learn more about these perspectives (based the contents of the related book chapter and an article). 

The perspectives and the related book chapters and articles will be delivered at the beginning of the course.

Peter Senge 1990. The Fifth Discipline. The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization. Currency Doubleday. New York. 

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 program at the course home page.


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