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Art Education and Pedagogy

Art Education and Pedagogy

The Art Education and Pedagogy research group focuses on short and long-term development needs of the field of Arts and Culture in regional, national and international levels.

Art Education and Pedagogy has a two-fold aim: on one hand to regard from a theoretical point of view the communication between humans, and art and on the other, realize very hands-on projects, which aim to create networks, methods and processes.

The theoretical framework reflects the needs and changes in the societies in different times and researches the processes where people create and consume art as individuals and communities. Art is seen as a natural part of human behavior. The hand-on projects bring the theoretical basis to life when producing methods to support the students’ pedagogical professionalism as well as the teachers’ adaptability to changes in working life.

These two streams of research intertwine seamlessly in everyday work.

Examples of the hands-on work on Art Education: 

  • Circus tours
  • Puppet shows
  • Forum theatre 
  • Documentary theatre performances
  • Class room performances
  • Dance performances at schools

Members of the research group

Ms Mervi Rankila-Källström
MA, drama instructor, Senior Lecturer
+358 50 598 5230

Mr Eero Linjama
Head of Education and Research
+358 50 598 5251

Ms Minna Haapasalo
MA, Drama instructor, Senior Lecturer
+358 50 598 5255

Ms Marja Susi
Senior Lecturer
+358 40 355 0294

Mr David Yoken
Master of Arts in Music, Senior Lecturer
+358 50 598 5217

Mr Ari Ahlholm
Senior Lecturer
+358 50 598 5229

Ms Minna Karesluoto
MA in Dance and Performing Arts, Senior Lecturer
+358 50 598 5261

Mr Erkki Lahesmaa
Senior Lecturer
+358 50 598 5292