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  • Hilmola, Antti; Kallio, Manne (2016)
    In this article, holistic craft is examined with the help of the literature of craft science and the National Core Curriculum in Finland (2004). The different stages of holistic craft are brought out as a didactic guide which directs the teaching of craft in basic education. In addition, assessment criteria direct craft teachers in assessing all the stages of holistic craft in school assessment. The empirical examination can be crystallized in the following research question: To what extent do pupils’ different skills in the different stages of holistic craft determine the school assessment of crafts? The research data was collected during the school year 2013-2014. Altogether 73 craft teachers from 59 schools participated in this research. The project was directed toward 7th-grade pupils in basic education. The data of pupils (N = 982) represent the quantita-tive research method. The indicator is an application from the ready-made design task indicator which was used by the Finnish National Board of Education during the national assessment of craft in 2010. The central methodological solution is the Linear regression analysis by the enter method. The central observation is that the pupils’ skills in the different stages of holistic craft do not determine the grades of the school assessment in the 7th grade in all respects. In addition the craft teachers' views on the skills of the pupils during the 7th grade do not determine the final grades in the 6th grade of the lower level at all. The craft teachers' views on the skills of the pupils are not based on the idea of holistic craft in all respects. The instructions and criteria, in accordance with the National Core Curriculum in Finland (2004), must be taken into the school assessment at the practical level.