Konstfack – Vårutställning 2009 / Degree Exhibition 2009 » Art Teacher Education

Art Teacher Education

The one-year master's students in the Art Education Program work in a space in-between scientific and artistic practice. In their training, they use scientific as well as artistic tools for investigations, with which they examine various visual and learning sites. The concept of knowledge is realised in various aesthetic learning processes.

The students from the Art Education Program have investigated these processes through: the public art gallery, design as a learning process, methods for working with sound art in public spaces and school curriculum, the Internet when used as a virtual classroom, a collection of family photographs, and the space created in an ambulatory process exploring scientific and artistic sites. Rooms for learning can be so much more than a classroom.

The Art Education Program operates in the intersection between scientific and artistic theories and practices. The students’ projects become cross-fertilizations between current research issues and creative processes in the fields of visual culture, art, media and design.

The one-year master's students in the Art Education Program create knowledge through study, whereby the issue of research is examined using scientific and artistic work. The emphasis is on issues in the areas of visual culture, identity and learning. The thesis entails what we call a "double perspective", i.e. combining theory and method in scientific practice with theory and method in artistic practice at an academic level, without positioning writing or other forms of knowledge as oppositions.

Anette Göthlund, Professor of Art Education