The course takes place in period

3 (2021-01-01 to 2021-03-21)


Professional studies

Teaching language


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 that students: - can understand what creativity is about and how creative activities are used within the own profession - can understand their own creativity and its possabilities and demands - can understand the connection between creativity, health and wellbeing - can plan and administer creative activities for individuals and groups

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: - Identify and describe different ways of creative expressions - Recognize different theories on creativity, for example The Flow Theory - Identify and discuss the connection between creativity, health and wellbeing - Show how a creative activity affects the experience of health and wellbeing - Describe how sociocultural inspiration can contrabute to empowerment processes - professionally discuss the right to be active from a creative perspective - in action show the ability to administer a production with creative parts, within a certain area and lead it during a seminar. This is also to be described and evaluated in a report

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Communication and Learning for Participation and Activity, The Human Developement from a Lifecircle Perspective, Ethics and Professional Communication

Previous course names

Creativity and health

Additional information

All practical exercises, supervisions, demonstations and workshops are mandatory seminar is mandatory found on Itslearning

Recommended or required reading

Brodin, E. & Carlsson, I. & Hoff, E. & Rasulzada, F. (red.) 2014, Kreativitet ? teori och praktik ur psykologiska perspektiv. Stockholm: Liber Csikszentmihalyi , M. 1996. Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. New York: Harper Collins Grönlund,Erna. Alm, Annika. Hammarlund, Ingrid 2000. Konstnärliga terapier. Bild, dans och musik i den läkande processen. Borås: Natur och Kultur. S.31-49 ;55-108 Englund, Birgitta. 2004. Skapande och kroppsbaserade komplementära terapier. Lund:Studentlitteratur. 11-23 ; 25 - 57 ;137 - 170 Kurki, L. 2000. Sosiokulttuurinen innostaminen. Tampere: Vastapaino. Vygotsij, L. S. 1995. Fantasi och kreativitet i barndomen. Göteborg: Daidalos. Veresov, N. (2004). Zone of proximal development: the hidden dimension? In A-L Eriksson, M. Lilliesköld, J. 2004 Handbok för mindre projekt. Stockholm:Liber Fidler, S. Gail, Velde P. Beth. 1999. Activities.Reality and Symbols. SLACK. Nordberg, K. 2002 Projekthandboken; Planera,leda och värdera projekt.Falköping: Förlags AB Björnen Seeskari, Daniela. 2004. Bildkonst som terapi med barn och unga. En utvecklingsresurs. Pitkälä Kaisu, Routsalo Pirkko, Blomqvist Lisbeth (toim.) 2004. Ikääntyneiden yksinäisyys. Taide- ja virikeryhmät psykososiaalisena kuntoutuksena. Helsinki:Vanhustyön keskusliitto. Blomqvist Lisbeth & Hovila Elina. 2005. Yhdessä elämyksiä arkeen - Kartoitusraportti. Helsinki: Vanhustyön keskusliitto.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 6 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 5 hours
  • Practical exercises - 17 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 60 hours
  • Individual studies - 39 hours
  • Seminars - 8 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


  • Arell-Sundberg Marina
  • Werner Tove


Arell-Sundberg Marina

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-05-29

The timetable of the course

Kursens tidtabell presenteras separat på Itslearning.

Course enrolment period

2020-12-24 to 2021-01-20

Assessment methods

  • 2020-01-23 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2020-01-31 - Reports and productions

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