Teaching of course: Arts in environmental education

Jan van Boeckel

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Teaching of course: Arts in environmental education, 4 ECTS Objectives This class will be practice-based and self-directed. It is intended to introduce participants to the potential role and existing field of using art in increasing ecological awareness. There will only be guidance by a tutor (Jan van Boeckel, PhD candidate, Dept of Art Education) and supervisor. Students must be active in taking responsibility for their own desired learning. The course will be further monitored by Professor Pirkko Pohjakallio. Central to this course is the triangle of art education, nature education and pedagogical science. In the context of the education, we will ask what the benefits are of looking with an artist’s gaze at environmental or outdoor education, and of looking with an environmental educators’ gaze at the possible benefits of engaging art in the context of environmental educational practices. Contents Participants are expected to read a reader and selected works from the reading list. Every participant writes an essay of 6 to 8 pages on a subject relevant to the theme of the course. * The work will further consist of practice exercises, resulting in an open format presentation. * The course starts with putting together a personal statement of one page. * Participants develop a teaching module based on previous examples. (Example: Choose 1 place and 3 tasks with different approaches.) * Participants perform planned activities, including methods of reflection (feedback from everyone involved), and conduct research on the field, resulting in one written essay on a related issue based on articles, lectures, books, films, interviews, etc. May include experiential information.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

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