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 gain knowledge and understanding of:

  •   Theories and practices of art education and community-based contemporary art
  •   Cultural and social diversity in art pedagogical practices and contemporary art


Students acquire skills in:

  •   Defining, analyzing, and reflecting art pedagogical practices and community-based contemporary art
  •   Theorizing art pedagogical practice with advanced research literature on art education and contemporary art
  •   Planning an independent pedagogical project


Students acquire competences for:

  •   Working educationally with individuals, groups of people, and communities in institutional and non-institutional contexts
  •   Making ethical, responsible, and respectful decisions when working in art educational and community-based art

Credits: 10

Schedule: 26.09.2023 - 09.11.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juuso Tervo

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:

    In this course, we learn about diverse contemporary artistic and art pedagogical practices with individuals, groups of people and communities in institutional and non-institutional contexts, particularly focusing on the Nordic context. The course prepares students to make ethical, responsible and respectful decisions when working with art pedagogical and art-based approaches in different contexts. During the course, students will plan a pedagogical project and present it to others.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation in teaching, completed assignments

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    10 ECTS = 270 h

    Contact teaching: 40 h
    Independent work: 110 h
    Group work: 70 h
    Supervision: 25 h
    Reflection: 25 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Co-taught together with Aalborg University

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

    Max. amount of students: 25
    Min. amount of students 6

    Registration in Sisu. The order of priority follows the guidelines decided by the Academic Committee of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture: https//