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.


Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:
Recognise the teaching offerings of the Creative Sustainability -programme and related paradigms and professional identities.
Understand drivers of creative teamwork and are able to act as constructive team members
Acknowledge and are able to reflect on their own orientation toward sustainability

Credits: 1

Schedule: 17.09.2021 - 24.09.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mikko Jalas, Naoko Nakagawa

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course gives an outlook to Creative Sustainability as a programme, areas of studies and particular approaches to sustainability. The course also introduces creative co-operation practices. During the course, students work in multidisciplinary teams om an assignment relating to creative teamwork.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Successful completion of the course requires

    Participation in all sessions
    Participation in groupwork and the delivery of group assignment

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1 ECTS = 27 hours.

    • Participation in lectures and workshops, 14 hours
    • Literature, 3 hours
    • Group task, 6 hours
    • Personal reflection, 4 hours



Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course includes lectures and workshops organized as full day off campus workshops. 100% presence is required.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

    The course is only available for Master's degree students of Creative Sustainability.