Cultural diversity in Finnish arts education research

Mira Kallio-Tavin, Eeva Anttila, Timo Jokela, Mirja Hiltunen, Kai Lehikoinen, Tiina Pusa

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In this chapter we discuss the conceptualisation of cultural diversity in arts education research in three Finnish universities Aalto University, University of Lapland and University of the Arts, Helsinki. We articulate how the changing societal and environmental conditions need to be taken into account in both the research and practice of arts education in Finland. We present three different approaches to arts education research aiming to reflect the different frameworks and contexts of researching in each institution. In the Department of Art at Aalto, selected ongoing work of professors, researching lecturers, postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students of arts education is analysed, categorised and reflected. The perspective of the Faculty of Art and Design at UoL focuses on selected research group work (NACER) and on three multidisciplinary research projects, which introduces the research method developed in the North: arts-based action research (ABAR). The Uniarts section introduces the work of the Centre for Educational Research and Academic Development (CERADA), and more specifically the research initiative ArtsEqual, in the context of research-based arts pedagogy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArts and cultural education in a world of diversity
EditorsLígia Ferro, Ernst Wagner, Luísa Veloso, Teunis IJdens, João Teixeira Lopes
Pages 71-89
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-06006-0 , 978-3-030-06007-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesYearbook of the European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education (ENO)


  • Arts-based research
  • Research-based pedagogy
  • Arts-based action research
  • Critical social research

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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