LKUH001E - Arts and Crafts
Examination arrangement: Samlet vurdering
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The course in arts and crafts education is intended for students who want to learn how to devise courses and teach arts and crafts in elementary school. The course is open to all foreign students at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The course will be taught in Norwegian and most of the literature will be in Norwegian. The course emphasizes a playful approach to activities within different materials and techniques in the subject areas: picture and sculpture. The Picture module explores the image as a visual, aesthetic and communicative method of expression. The practical work deals with two-dimensional forms and the digital image media. Form, colour, composition and image processing are central themes. The Sculpture module includes exploring and working with sculpture as aesthetic, visual, tactile and communicative ways of expression - through different types of sculpture, object and installation. The area also includes work with modelled and constructive sculpture.
- have knowledge about materials, techniques, tools and aesthetic devices that are common when working with pictures and sculpture
- have knowledge of the main trends in the visual arts and sculpture, and the development of contemporary art
- have knowledge of art theories and how expression of different cultures, nationally and internationally can be a resource for their own creative work and earning
- have knowledge of the main elements of the history of art, and methods
- have knowledge of current rules on copyright and privacy in the use of sources, images and other resources for teaching
- have knowledge of the basic skills such as preparation for teaching elementary teaching and how the aesthetic dimension can be included in multidisciplinary relationships
can develop an idea into a finished form, document and evaluate their creative process, demonstrate practical skills and be a good role model for pupils
- are able to use drawing in their work with pictures and sculpture
- can experiment with and use key materials, tools, instruments and techniques for working with pictures and sculpture
- choose the appropriate materials, techniques and tools that are suitable for tasks in primary education, handle tools and simple machinery, knowledge ofsafety procedures (HMS - routines)
- can work with images using basic digital tools
- can use the community as a resource and gather information as a starting point for practical work and as a resource for student assignments
- curate simple exhibitions, make different types of presentations to enable pupils to work with the exhibition of their own art work
- can contribute to the development of basic skills in arts and crafts elementary training
- can make the tasks that promote basic skills in arts and crafts
- are able to implement learning-oriented assessment practices
- are able to use simple analytical tools and teach art in various ways, and see the connection between the various cultural expressions, children's creativity and their own work
- can use cultural differences in student group as a resource and use different ways of expressions as a starting point for assignments and professional conversation
- use digital learning tools for dissemination of academic material and their own professional development
- can promote recycling and sustainable development
- can use arts and crafts in interdisciplinary activities in and projects and ensure the aesthetic dimension in education in collaboration with other disciplines and elementary training.
Learning methods and activities
The module has several obligatory sessions, mostly introductions to assignments on the use of materials and techniques together
with excursions to collections and art museums in Trondheim and Oslo.
The module is set up in according with the working methods of the current curriculum for primary schools. Theory teaching will mainly be done in class, while the practical training takes place in smaller groups. The practical individual work will take place in the
workshops, with teacher-or student-led supervision. There are considerable amounts of self-study in some periods. The study consists of own creative work and theoretical study. Reflection on their own and others' work is central. Students will work with
technical and topical issues. Documentation of work processes can be carried out as analog or digital sketches. For both administrative and teaching purpose, the course makes extensive use of the Learning Management System, Blackboard. All teaching and communication
between staff and students, both oral and written is in Norwegian. As well as taking part in teaching sessions, students are responsible for self-study. I addition there are obligatory course requirements which must be fulfilled. Arts and crafts education
didactics includes 5 days with practical arts and crafts education in the Norwegian school system.
- Obligatory course work
Further on evaluation
Obligatory student participation / course work:
- Introduction and summary of the subject areas: pictures and sculpture.
- Introduction to the use of machinery, tools and equipment in the workshops.
- Student Assessment.
Obligatory coursework will be evaluated as approved/not approved.
The final grade is given on the basis of an evaluation portfolio with practical work in the main subject areas and a final oral exam
Part 1. Portfolio: 49% of a final grade
Part 2. Exam: 51% of the final grade
The individual oral exam is based on the actual contents of the portfolio, but has no impact on the portfolio mark.
The student must pass both parts to be given a final grade. The obligatory requirements must also be completed in a satisfactory manner in order to receive a final grade for the course.
If there is any doubt concerning the grade, the final exam will be emphasized.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Miscellaneous Courses - Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences (EMNE/SU)
Social Sciences (EMNE/SV)
Teacher education for primary and lower secondary school grades 1-7 (LTGLU1-7)
Teacher education for primary and lower secondary school grades 5-10 (LTGLU5-10)
Recommended previous knowledge
Required previous knowledge
The reading list will be posted on Blackboard prior to semester start.
Examination arrangement: Samlet vurdering
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