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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to foster an understanding for children´s creative activities through participation and to develop readiness for the pedagogical use of creative participatory means

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
- make meaning of - after exploring - different expressions of play and creativity
- reason on culture for children in relation to children´s own culture.
- demonstrate the ability to accomplish and reflect on a cultural project with daycare partners

Course contents

Child culture (s)
Workshops in arts, music, moveement,drama, storytelling & play
Collaborative project with kindergartens
Reflective report

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

The organizing of the project, report and workshops are compulsory.

Recommended or required reading

Banér, A. (red.) 1999. Barnkultur - igår, idag, imorgon. Stockholm: Centrum för barnkulturforskning vid Stockholms universitet.
Björkvald, J-R. 1994.Den musiska människan. Stockholm: Runa förlag.
Vygotskij, L.S. 1995. Fantasi och kreativitet i barndomen. Göteborg: Daidalos.
Christoffersson, A. 1997. Mera bild! Tips och idéer till BILD-undervisningen, i förskolan, skolbarnomsorgen och de första skolåren. Uppsala: Uppsala fortbildning.
Grindberg, T. & Langlo Jagtöien, G. 2000. Barn i rörelse. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Heinonen, S-L. 1997. Seikkailu, vapaus, lento ja kuvittellun leikki: draama varhaiskasvatuksessa. Tampere: Tampereen yliopisto.
Kalliala, M. 1999. Enkeliprinsessa ja itsari liukumäessä. Leikkikulttuuri ja yhteiskunnan muutos. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.
Skoglund, E. 1998. Lust att skapa. Stockholm: Bergh.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 6 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
  • Practical exercises - 60 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 5 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 5 hours
  • Seminars - 15 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Active participation in workshops,realization of project and written report


  • Brantberg Bettina
  • Gustafs Christel
  • Nordlund-Spiby Rut
  • Silius-Ahonen Ellinor
  • Vaappo Marko


Silius-Ahonen Ellinor

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Its learning

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Period 3 och 4

Assessment methods

  • 2014-04-11 - Exams
  • 2014-04-07 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2014-04-11 - Reports and productions

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