I am taking a class at the University of Jyvaskyla in the Juliet Program which offers classes in English to Finns who want to improve their English language skills and exchange students at the JYU. In addition to Finns, there are students from Austria, Germany and Ireland. The title of the course translated into English via google translate is: Applied Part of Handicraft. There are two instructors: Pasi Ikonen for technical craft with hard materials which includes metal and wood work and Ulla Kiveniemi for textile crafts with soft materials which includes sewing, knitting, felting, crochet and macrame.
The course requirements include:
According to the course description, the course instructs teacher education students in designing and evaluating handicraft teaching as part of a broader learning set, handicraft pedagogical approaches, human being as a modifier of his environment.
I am a high school art teacher from Boulder Valley School District in Colorado studying craft education in Jyvaskyla, Finland. I am in Finland through a grant from the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching program and the Fulbright Finland Foundation.