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.


Course readings, lecture, discussions, and assignments provide opportunities for further developing understandings of (art) pedagogy in higher education as multifaceted and complex. Collective learning, dialogic learning culture and peer reflections are essential for learning in this course. Students explore and articulate personal perspectives and relevance of the themes for one's understanding of epistemology and pedagogy in the context of teaching, research, and artistic practice.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 30.10.2024 - 20.11.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anniina Suominen

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:

    This course is intended for text-based discussions on a variety of perspectives to pedagogy, especially at (art) universities. Key themes that expand and challenge traditional notions of pedagogy will be explored. Themes include critical and performative pedagogy, arts pedagogy for public engagement, non-normative and emancipatory approaches to pedagogy, new materialism and embodied pedagogy, and critical notions of the corporate university.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Self, peer, and instructor evaluations. Active engagement in course related independent, peer and group activities. Completion of all identified assignment (please see MyCourses site for more information).


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn II
    2025-2026 Autumn II


    Minimum number of participants 8
    Maximum number of participants 20 Registration for courses Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture, https//