Course modules

Read about the three modules of Heart - Head – Hands.

Module 1: Creative expression

This area aims at managing and supporting aesthetic and creative expression in social education practice. 

The purpose of the module is to gain skills in facilitating and leading creative experience and learning processes that support and inspire people to work creatively with musical, aesthetic and cultural expressions. 

At the end of the module the student has knowledge about: 

  • The importance of creative processes for human development, identity, quality of life and personal growth
  • Musical and aesthetic production, aesthetic learning processes and creative work
  • Artistic production and craftsmanship and the importance of creative processes for human development
  • Theories, methods, basic elements and effects derived from expressive arts 
  • The possibilities of aesthetic performance to contribute to development and innovation in social education practice.

At the end of the module the student can: 

  • Plan, organize and support musical and aesthetic production and aesthetic learning processes for and with a chosen target group. 
  • Demonstrate personal skills within artistic production and craftsmanship as well as plan, explain, implement and evaluate social education activities that support expressive awareness, enjoyment through participation, desire to grow through arts and craft production
  • Demonstrate personal skills within different musical and aesthetic forms of expression, including selecting and using methods and techniques within artistic expression
  • Develop social education practice through innovative, aesthetic expression and aesthetic phenomena.

The evaluation of the student's work with the learning goals is graded by "Approved" or "Not approved", based on the student's active participation and 3-4 compulsory assignments. 

Module 2: Placement

The module is adjusted to the special need and curriculum of the students at the exchange semester. 

Competence goals: Students can explain, plan, implement and evaluate pedagogical activities through participation in pedagogical practice at the practicum institution, incl. assessing their own learning experiences in practice. 

During the module the student will experience:

  • Introduction to placements
  • 3-4 weeks of placement 
  • Feedback and reflection

The evaluation of the student's work with the learning goals is graded by "Approved" or "Not approved", based on the student's active participation and 3-4 compulsory assignments. 

Module 3: Co-creation and citizenship

The module is directed at pedagogical knowledge and competence to act in collaborative creation and citizenship. 

The module contains knowledge about the global and local development of the welfare society and the social, historical, institutional and professional context for social work. 

This knowledge is applied though planning, implementation, documentation and evaluation of a project within social education practice. The emphasis is upon co-creation in social education environments and activities that contribute to citizenship and democratic education. 

At the end of the module the student can: 

  • Account for knowledge about the welfare society and the historical context of social education work.
  • Account for and reflect on how social education environments and activities can develop and stimulate citizenship and democratic education. You will also learn to organize and implement social education activities, while co-creating with relevant partners.
  • Analyze co-creation across professions, institutions and organisations in the social education field. Reflect, assess and add perspective to own project within this framework e.g. the involved user group or other relevant parties.

The evaluation of the student's work with the learning goals is graded by "Approved" or "Not approved", based on the student's active participation and 3-4 compulsory assignments.