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Sirpa Kokko & Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen

Högre seminarium

Sirpa Kokko:
The Role of Higher Education in Sustaining Cultural Heritage of Crafts
&
Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen:
Introduction of craft science and some recent research projects in Helsinki University

Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, PhD, professor of Craft Studies at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences, and visiting professor at Aalto University, The school of Arts, Design and Architecture. Pirita will give us an

Introduction of craft science and some recent research projects in Helsinki University

Handling Mind was a multidisciplinary research project providing a bridge between areas of neuroscience, education and design research that are concerned with embodied activities, social creativity and the extended nature of the human mind. The research project was aimed at revealing qualitative and quantitative aspects of art, craft and design processes in the educational context, as well as socio-emotional and brain-functional aspects related to working with hands. Through four interlinked study tracks we examined how participation in creative activities associated with crafts and design affects the participants¿ socio-emotional experiences, the nature of the associated embodied thinking, with focus on the interaction between mind, body and materials.

Laboratory of Co-Inquiry, Co-Design, Co-Teaching and Co-Regulation (Co4Lab) integrates academic researchers¿ and schools¿ (teachers and students) knowledge and competences for bringing elements of maker culture to schools so as to enable students participating in building knowledge and things of their own making. Invention pedagogy is aimed at answering future challenges and engaging students in knowledge-creating learning.



Sirpa Kokko, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University Lecturer, is working in Craft Studies and Craft Teacher Education programme at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Sirpa will be a visiting scholar in our department this spring. Two papers by her are attached. In the seminar, she will talk about:

The Role of Higher Education in Sustaining Cultural Heritage of Crafts

The presentation introduces a project idea to map institutions of Higher Education with the focus on craft and design traditions. This project idea is built on researching the activities of the University of Tartu, Viljandi Culture Academy, Department of Native Crafts (Kokko 2018) which will be introduced in the presentation. Also, the experiences of European exchange students in Finland on crafts, craft education and cultural heritage (Kokko & Dillon 2016) reveal the need for this approach. Cultural heritage aspect is included to some extent in the Craft Teacher Education studies at the University of Helsinki; a small-scale research on this topic is introduced (Kokko & Räisänen 2018).

The presentation gives examples of other institutions of Higher Education all around the world that share a common interest in sustaining cultural heritage of crafts. The purpose is to explore their approaches and methodology towards sustainable craft and design traditions and distribute the findings and share them in the professional field. The ultimate target is to develop a model for supporting Higher Education in sustaining cultural heritage of crafts and design traditions. The purpose of the presentation is to test the idea with the participants and develop it further collaboratively.

References:
Kokko, S. (2018). The role of higher education in sustaining culturally significant crafts in Estonia. In Walker,S., Evans, M. & Cassidy, T. (Eds.), Design Roots: Local Products and Practices in a Globalized World. London: Bloomsbury Academic. (in publication)
Kokko, S. & Räisänen, R. (2018). The role of craft education in sustaining and developing textile craft traditions ¿ perspectives from Finnish craft teacher education. (submitted to International Journal of Education Through Art)
Kokko, S. & Dillon, P. (2016). Engaging trainee teachers with crafts and cultural heritage. International Journal of Education through Art, 12(1), 21-37.

Föreläsare: Sirpa Kokko: The Role of Higher Education in Sustaining Cultural Heritage of Crafts
&
Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen: Introduction of craft science and some recent research projects in Helsinki University

Datum: 2018-03-28

Tid: 15:00 - 17:00

Kategorier: Kulturvård

Arrangör: Katarina Saltzman

Plats: Geovetarcentrum, Guldhedsgatan 5 A
Diamanten

Kontaktperson: Katarina Saltzman

Sidansvarig: Henrik Thelin|Sidan uppdaterades: 2016-09-15
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