Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Satu Pirita
Organisation University of Helsinki
Project title
Materiality, maker practices and design studio pedagogy at the digital age (MakerStudioPeda)
Decision No. 331763
Decision date 28.05.2020
Funding period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Funding 279 938
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Project description
MakerStudioPeda project focuses on analyzing pedagogical practices for fostering creativity at university-level design education and craft teacher education. The rapidly transforming innovation-driven knowledge society emphasizes the importance of non-routine problem solving, design thinking and creativity. The revolution of digital technologies provides new instruments and materials for creative design and production. We will examine the design studio pedagogy for design and craft teacher students’ on two levels: 1) The micro-level investigations focus on students’ creative working and the hybridization of traditional and digital technologies in contemporary design studios at Aalto University and University of Helsinki, and 2) the macro-level investigations focus on the structures and practices of studio pedagogy in four Nordic countries. Systematic research on deliberate education of creativity will provide a sound basis for fostering creativity across all levels of education.