Creative Learning and Animation

Creativity is no longer a luxury for the few,
but a necessity for everyone

Free your Creativity! And learn how to use it

Summer School

You will learn how to create possibilities for, lead and develop creative experiences and learning processes. You will learn how to support and inspire people to work creatively with (musical) and aesthetic forms of expression and cultural endeavors 

About the programme

  • Facts and information

    Subject: Free your Creativity! And learn how to use it

    Duration: 2 weeks

    Dates: 5 August - 16 August 

    Language: English

    Credits: 5 ECTS

    Academic level: Bachelor level

    Prerequisites: Students must have completed 1.5 years of study at bachelor level

    Maximum enrolment: Maximum 30 participants. If there are more eligible applicants than available places, they will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Housing: VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

    Application deadline: 1 May, 2018, however courses with available places will remain open for application until June 15.

    Location:  VIA University College, Aarhus City Campus, Aarhus Denmark

  • Content

    In this course you will be introduced to methods used when creating possibilities for, leading and developing creative experiences and learning processes

    You will learn how to create possibilities for, lead and develop creative experiences and learning processes. You will learn how to support and inspire people to work creatively with (musical) and aesthetic forms of expression and cultural endeavors.

    Content

    Creative thinking
    Learn how to:

    - think as a designer through creative and aesthetic processes.

    - implement play as an active method to work with the importance of creative processes.

    Design methods
    Learn how to:

    - plan, organise, and support musical and aesthetic production and aesthetic learning processes for and with a chosen target group.

    - work with challenging problems and innovative solutions through Design Thinking as a method.

    Learning outcomes

    Students can create the framework for, manage and develop creative processes of experience and learning. Processes which support and inspire people to work creatively with (musical) and aesthetic forms of expression and activities that create culture.

    Students can identify, analyze and reflect on cross-professional and cross-sector dilemmas and potentials and must take part in, coordinate and manage holistic and cross-professional processes of cooperation.

    Teaching and exam

    The pedagogical approach of this summer school is an action-reflection theory, which means that we are always testing learning and theory through practical exercises. The teaching will be workshop based with a mix of short theoretical lectures, presentations of – and training in – tools, and reflection on the learning. 

    In addition, you will work with and be inspired by other participants and you will get the opportunity to work on your own projects too.

    Preliminary litterature:
    Lotte Darsø (2007): Is there a formula for innovation?
    Lene Tanggaard (2014): A Situated Model of Creative Learning
    Bennyé D. Austring, Merete Sørensen (2012): A Scandinavian View on the Aesthetics as a Learning Media

    The exam consists of:

    1. Expression/documentary of an aesthetic and pedagogical activity/view of making art (artefact, drawing, collage, photos, words, music, clay etc.):

     2. An oral presentation and discussion about the aesthetic and pedagogical activity/view of making art by using one of the methods or models, that have been presented during the course.

    Assessment: A joint evaluation of documentation of the pedagogical activity/view of making art and the oral exam.
    Time frame:
    2 students: 15 min. for presentation and discussion 
    3 students: 20 min. for presentation and discussion
    4 students: 25 min. for presentation and discussion
    App. 1/3 of the time is dedicated to the students’ presentation.

  • Tuition and fees

    Accommodation, meals, insurance, visa and travelling expenses are not included in the fee

    EU-citizens = TBD

    Non-EU citizens =TBD

    Discount

    Please contact VIA Summer School to learn more about possibilities for discounts on this course.

    Course fee includes

    Classes and tuition
    Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
    Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
    Personalised graduation certificate

    Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

    VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

    This course is offered under the act of Danish Open University.

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us for further information

    Use this form or contact us via the details below

    VIA University College

    Anna Kronborg Bell

    Project Manager

    VIA Summer School

    +45 87551505

    summerschool@via.dk