The decision for funding 2020-2021 was positive – Thank you Nordplus! We received 17 000 EUR for mobility (teacher, student and express mobility and internships).
In addition, we got funding for an intensive course: Introduction to Egg Tempera Painting hosted by Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA). More information about the course and signing up will follow. (updated 4.5.2020).
The mobility funding can be used between 15.5.2020 – 1.10.2021. If you are interested in applying for mobility grants, visit our mobility grant pages.
Due to the corona pandemic and the current travelling restrictions in many countries, we are re-thinking EDDA Norden network mobility options during these exceptional times. We all hope that we could meet soon again in person, yet meanwhile let’s keep in touch online. And make the most of it to learn new things and new ways of collaboration.
The spread of the COVID-19 virus has naturally raised questions among
the networks that have received funding from Nordplus. For this reason,
the Nordplus National Agencies wish to convey the following message
regarding participants’ trips that are currently underway or ahead.
“Digital activities Nordplus would also like to draw the attention to the following extraordinary changes to the Nordplus regulation: – In mobility projects: “Digital mobility” will exceptionally by accepted as “regular mobility”.” As EDDA network, we should think what this mean for us, and how we could have active Nordic digital mobility for the benefit our teaching and learning.
We have received the decision for funding 2019-2020 – we received 16 000 EUR for mobility (teacher, student and express mobility and internships). This money can be used between 15.5.2019 – 1.10.2020. If you are interested in applying for mobility grants, visit our mobility grant pages.
Welcome to the international Nordic Art Education in Motion seminar at Aalto University!
Meanwhile the seminar guests are on their way to Aalto University’s A Grid building, the seminar hosts, NoVA Masters programme students and teacher from Aalto University are checking that everything is ready.
Has someone checked that the microphone headset works, Tyler asks.
People start to arrive at 9am. They grab a cup of coffee or tea and fruits whilst saying hello to their old and new friends.
Great to see you all in here! My name is Flavie Messier Saint-Jacques and I am coming from Aalto University. This is my colleague Gaia Mazzola from Konstfack in the right and we are going to be your hosts during the seminar.
Next, I want welcome our first speaker Jaana Brinck, Head of Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education from Aalto University. Jaana is going to lead you through the ideas behind the Nordic collaboration between three Nordic NoVA Masters programmes.
“Nordic collaboration requires activity from all of us.”
Then it is time to fill your coffee or tea cup and grab some snacks.
Studying in the NoVA has been multidimensional journey so far. These photos are study memories from Art, Education and Entrepreneurship intensive course held at Aalto University in the last fall, tells Gintare.
(drumming) And the next speaker is… checking QR-codes…
… but she is just on time in the stage to introduce us to creative coding through visual elements. Welcome Sanna Reponen from Mehackit!
Can anyone tell me how to do the line thicker? And how to change the background colour? Wow, how you did you do that? Questions keep popping up in the audience.
Lunch break at 12-13
What happens during the break:
“Jaeseong, could you take a group picture of the NoVA students?”
(drumming) The next speakers are Aalto University’s own Juuso Tervo and Tomi Slotte Dufva!
(drumming) Next Aalto University representatives are Eva Durall and Mira Kallio-Tavin!
Seems that we have a new comment, exclaims Flavie.
In the end we had some time for the group work The last exercise was curated by NoVA students Tyler Liu and Joanna Wong from Aalto University and Gaia Mazzola from Konstfack. The teams were asked to discuss about the key elements of future Nordic and Baltic collaboration and list them in the posters.
Applauses for all who came and made the Nordic Art Education in Motions seminar possible.
Oh, I forgot to introduce what this seminar is about. The Nordic Art Education and Motion seminar in the nutshell:
One day long public seminar at Aalto University
Organized by Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Finland, Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education Masters Programme and EDDA Norden Art Education Network
The seminar discussed about international perspectives in art education and highlighted Nordplus theme: Digital competences and computational thinking: preparing children, young people and adults for a digitalized society
Participants from all around the world
The seminar day gave insights that led us to re-think ourselves as critical art educators who are able to question and utilize digital competences in their work.
Seminar 26.2.2020, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Espoo, Finland
The seminar discusses international perspectives in art education and highlights Nordplus theme: Digital competences and computational thinking: preparing children, young people and adults for a digitalized society.
You are welcome to join us in Espoo, Finland!
Seminar is organized by Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Finland, Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education Master’s Programme and EDDA Norden Art Education Network. If you are a teacher in EDDA Norden partner university and come outside Finland, you may apply for EDDA mobility funding.
Time: Wed 26.2.2020 9:00-17:00 Place: Aalto University, Otaniemi campus, A Grid: Jeti, A208D, Espoo, Finland
For more info and signing up by 21.2.2020 : nova-arts(at)aalto.fi Seminar is in English and free of charge.
Program of the day
9:00-9:30 Starting with introductions
10-10:30 Student perspectives on Nordic collaboration
10:30-11:00 Kenneth Lundin, Finnish National Agency for Education Nordplus and Nordic Master Supporting Nordic-Baltic Educational Collaboration
11-12:00 Sanna Reponen, Mehackit Let Me Hack It – an edtech approach to creative programming in the classroom
12:00-13 LUNCH (at own cost)
13:00-13:45 Juuso Tervo, Aalto University Art education historiography after archive fever
13:45-14:30 Tomi Slotte Dufva, Aalto University Digital futures in postnormal times
15:00-15:45 Eva Durall, Aalto University, Media lab STEAM education: presentation of ongoing research and innovation projects in non-formal and formal education
15:45-16:30 Mira Kallio-Tavin, Aalto University Nordic art education and its research in motion
16:30-17 Collaborative wrap up and future insights
Kenneth Lundin works as a Programme Manager at EDUFI (Opetushallitus), responsible for the administration of Nordic Council of Ministers’ funding programmes for Higher Education, Nordplus and Nordic Master.
Sanna, CTO at
Mehackit, is a technology educator and designer with a special interest in the
boundaries of formal and informal learning. She has a background in learning
product development and hands-on facilitation work with all kinds of audiences
eg. at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre. As a cross-curricular professional
she has been equally at home designing digital learning prototypes in the
Learning Environments research group at Aalto University, or organizing the
first Mini Maker Faires in Finland with Wärk Association.
Sanna has Master’s Degrees in Musicology and New Media Design and Production.
Dufva (Doctor of Art) works as a university lecturer at Aalto University,
specialising in emerging practices within art education. Slotte Dufva artistic
work focuses primarily on the intersections between art, technology and
science. He is the co-founder of art & craft school Robotti, which combines
technology and art. Slotte Dufva’s research revolves around the topics of
post-digital art, embodied digitality, art and tech, and societal,
philosophical and cultural issues within AI and digitality.
works as a University Lecturer and the Director of University-Wide Art Studies
at Aalto University. His research and writing combine historical,
philosophical, and political inquiries in art and education, drawing from
fields such as literary theory, poetics, theology, philosophy of education, and
philosophy of history. He received his PhD in Arts Administration, Education
and Policy from The Ohio State University in 2014.
Eva Durall is a postdoctoral researcher at the learning environments research group at Medialab (Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture). Her research interest is the design of learning environments and scenarios mediated by technology, with particular emphasis on supporting reflection, self-regulation and collaboration. Eva’s current research lines focus on the use of participatory and co-design methods in learning and education. Eva has participated in several research and innovation projects dealing with the use of ICT in Higher and Primary Education, as well as in informal and non-formal learning. She has also coordinated international reports on technology forecasts in learning and education, as well as co-design processes in learning design.
Associate professor Mira Kallio-Tavin (Doctor
or Arts), is the Head of Research in the Department of Art in Aalto University,
Finland. She focuses her research on critical artistic and arts-based practices
and research in questions of diversity, disability studies, social justice and
critical animal studies. She is a World Councilor of InSEA (International
Society for Education Through Art), the Chair of disability studies in art
education (DSAE) interest group in the NAEA (National Art Education
Association) in the United States, the founder of the International DSAE
conference, and the founder of Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA)
master’s program. She is the author and editor of six books, and editor of
journals Research in Art Education (principle editor) and The International
Journal of Education through Art (editor).
How to apply: Send a short motivation and CV to Jaana Brinck (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Art, Education & Entrepreneurship application”. Jaana will also be giving additional information on the course if and when needed.
Applicants will be informed about the selection by June 20 2019.
Course description: Join this unique intensive course to explore the opportunities in Art, Education and Entrepreneurship for more artistic, creative and student-oriented learning. You will work in international, multitalented teams of Aalto University with development challenge provided by the City of Helsinki. Get familiar with entrepreneurial thinking in a relaxed and friendly setting.
Through practical design work, case examples and expert speakers you will:
Explore and develop entrepreneurial spirit and business ideas together with your peers.
Ideate a creative product or service concept for educational field.
Get feedback on your ideas from peers, experts and professionals.
Discuss with your fellow students and learn about their experiences as entrepreneurs.
Learn multidisciplinary team work and creative design skills.
Students accepted for the course are eligible for an EDDA grant of 400 EUR to cover travel and accommodation costs and they will get information on how to proceed with their acceptance messages.
Edda summer course – Human Rights and Visual Art Education
From 17th – 21st of August 2015 Human Rights and Visual Art Education was held at the Department of Arts Education at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík in collaboration with Edda Norden. 43 students from the Nordic and Baltic countries attended the course.
The course attention was on human rights education and the opportunities inherent in the arts and in art education to increase focus on human rights. Theories of human rights education, diverse ideas on art education and art events were examined, that all seek to raise awareness of human rights. The final results took the form of art works and events in public spaces.
Course leaders were Ásthildur Jónsdóttir, Susan Gollifer, Karsten Arvedsen, Helen Arov and Kirsten Skov.