Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students learn to understand and try out the possibilities of various writing modes in relation to artistic research. They become familiar with various theoretical discussions challenging the discourse of the scientific plain style. They are introduced to philosophical and theoretical literature in which the paradigms of knowledge production, the questions of presenting, performing and expressing artistic research knowledge are discussed critically. The course is a writing workshop and students are encouraged to work on their own material and therefore the improving the students' writing skills and also peer feedback skills are the core objectives of the course. 

Credits: 2

Schedule: 27.04.2021 - 02.06.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Susanna Helke, Harri Laakso

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Susanna Helke, Harri Laakso

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course introduces students to philosophical and theoretical literature in which the paradigms of knowledge production, the questions of presenting, performing and expressing artistic research knowledge are discussed critically. Particularly in art-practice-led and artistic research, in which the organic relation to the knowledge of practice and its relation to theoretical thinking forms the bases of the research, the voice of the text, the different modes of writing and also the ways the structure of, for example, a dissertation is formulated, are necessary elements in order to communicate and illuminate the the positioning of the maker, which is an essential component in practice-led and artistic research. During this course the participants, primarily students with research projects including artistic work, are encouraged to work on writing exercises to elaborate upon the questions of voice, materiality, subjectivity as well as experiment with writing genres such as literary essay writing, fragmentary writing, embodied writing and other forms, in order to evaluate the proper approach for their own research writing practice.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active participation and completion of the writing assignments are the most important elements in assessing the students work.   

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    2 ECTS = 54 hours
    Contact teaching: seminars, discussions 14h
    Reading work, independent work 10h
    Writing  excercises, independent work 30h

    6 ECTS =162 hours

    Contact teaching 40 hours 

    Reading work, independent work 62 hours

    Writing  excercises and writing work towards the dissertation (independent work) 60 hours

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The study materials are shared through my courses prior and during the course. 

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The students are required to have attended at least one academic writing course for doctoral students prior to this course. 

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