The scientific foundation for these studies is provided by craft science and crafts, art and technology education. Handicrafts, especially textile work and technology, are examined as a part of culture and the environment in such a way that problems related to products and ways of working are solvable through active and experiential interaction between thinking and action. Both ethical and aesthetic sensitivities are fostered in user-centred design in relation to ecological, social, cultural and economic factors. The pedagogical and didactic aim of the course is for the future teacher to be able to offer guidance in solving problems related to the material world in a contextually appropriate manner. This minor subject gives student teachers the capacity to teach textile work and to develop the handicrafts.
The students in the Faculty of Education can apply for the right to study a minor subject as part of the Faculty’s common application process for minor subjects to be arranged in the spring term.
The license to pursue studies for a minor subject is given for the next academic year. The duration of the right is one academic year.
For students from other faculties and those pursuing non-degree studies in a minor subject, the deadline for applications is August 15. They are given the right to study a minor subject for the next two academic years.
About 20 or 40 students are admitted annually to pursue studies in a minor subject. Preference is given to the students of the Faculty of Education (especially primary teacher and early childhood education students).
For the application forms, see http://www.oulu.fi/ktk/lomakkeet.
For more information on practical issues related to minor subject applications in the Faculty, see here.
More details on applying for the right to pursue studies in a minor subject are available from the Faculty’s study advisors, especially Minna Sainio. Any questions related to study rights should be addressed to Helena Seppälä, Chief Academic Officer.
Person in Charge
The person in charge of the minor subject studies is Minna Vastimo.
More Information on the Studies
A more detailed description of Textile Work including the courses involved is to be found in the Faculty of Education Catalogue of Minor Subject Studies on WebOodi.
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Last updated: 15.2.2019