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 deepen their understanding of the relationship between thinking and images. The students acquire theoretical and practical skills to identify the impact of image-based pre-understanding and habit in perception and thinking. The students participate in an artistic and pedagogical discussion in which the effect and power of visual phenomena are explored and presented in images and as images.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 24.04.2025 - 22.05.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Taneli Tuovinen

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: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course examines the construction of image-based thinking as a human, educational and cultural phenomenon through visual and theoretical work. The course is based on anthropological art pedagogy, in which, through participatory observation and artistic activity, the aim is to identify personal, cultural and species-specific habits, especially in the structures of thinking.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Evaluation criteria: participation in teaching and activity in discussion, completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

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    In exceptional cases independent assignments to be agreed separately with teacher in charge.


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, exercises, written and visual work, excursion. The work of the course aims at the development of an art pedagogical toolkit and visual resource material, which will be distributed at the end of the course among all participants for application for further artistic or pedagogical work.

    3 ECTS ≈ 81 h

    Contact teaching 56 h

    Independent work 25 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring V
    2025-2026 Spring V


    Minimum amount of participants 8, Maximum amount of participants 12.
    The course is intended for Art Education major students as well as Critical Pedagogies & Mediation of Art minor students. Then Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture https//