Engaging trainee teachers with crafts and cultural heritage

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Kokko , S & Dillon , P 2016 , ' Engaging trainee teachers with crafts and cultural heritage ' International Journal of Education Through Art , vol 12 , no. 1 , pp. 21-37 . DOI: 10.1386/eta.12.1.21_1

Title: Engaging trainee teachers with crafts and cultural heritage
Author: Kokko, Sirpa; Dillon, Patrick
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education
Belongs to series: International Journal of Education Through Art
ISSN: 1743-5234
Abstract: This article concerns perspectives on, and formative experiences of, crafts and cultural heritage reported by twenty exchange students from seven countries who studied Cultural Heritage and Craft Education in an International Study Programme at a University in Finland. The research is reported in a cultural ecological framework. Data were collected through individual and group activities concerned with students’ understandings of key terms, memories evoked by undertaking craft activities, values held about crafts and cultural heritage, and accounts of craft education. Results show that making craft artefacts evokes strong associations with people, places, artefacts, activities, feelings and sensations. Crafts are valued particularly for the way they connect with culture and the possibilities they offer for self-expression. Cultural heritage is associated with crafts but relationships between the two are not taught in schools. The significance of the research concerns the case made for connecting crafts and cultural heritage in a broader conceptualisation of arts education.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/230184
Date: 2016-03
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
craft education
art education
intercultural education
cultural ecology
cultural heritage
crafts
arts education
intercultural education
cultural ecology
cultural heritage
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