publication . Article . 2015

From Gender-segregated Subjects to Multi-material Craft: Craft Student Teachers’Views on the Future of the Craft Subject

Jaana Lepistö; Eila Lindfors;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2015 Journal: FormAkademisk - forskningstidsskrift for design og designdidaktikk, volume 8 (eissn: 1890-9515, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Abstract
<jats:p>This paper describes the views of student teachers of craft about the future of craft as a school subject. The study was conducted at the University of Turku, Department of Teacher Education, in Rauma in 2014. The literature review revealed that the subject of craft in Finnish basic education is understood as a dialog between the maker and the materials. However, teaching and learning craft in schools and in teacher education has a strong gender-based tradition. The aim of this study is to investigate student teachers’ understanding of craft as a school subject in the future and their solutions to teaching craft in basic education. The data were collecte...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: craft education, multi-material craft, pedagogical innovation process, gender-segregated craft, teacher education, basic education, Arts in general, NX1-820
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