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Mäkelä, Esko
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Mäkelä, E. (2011). Slöjd som berättelse: - om skolungdom och estetiska perspektiv. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för estetiska ämnen i lärarutbildningen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Slöjd som berättelse: - om skolungdom och estetiska perspektiv
2011 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The chief aim of this thesis is to explore aesthetic aspects of the Swedish school subject of sloyd. The research questions are: What do young people tell about sloyd? What aesthetic resources do they use? How can one describe the relation between what young people tell about sloyd and the aesthetic resources they use? A narrative approach was chosen to learn about activities and attitudes concerning aesthetic matters among young people in the 9th form in lower secondary schools. The empirical study was carried out in three schools including qualitative interviews and visual ethnography mainly considering the learner’s point of view. Findings are represented through story constructions and photographs. Ten stories depict aesthetic and thereto related aspects of which five stories are based on individuals and another five are thematic. Stories and photos were analyzed using an integration of aesthetic, narrative and semiotic methods. Structures of meaning making were identified using three concepts: expressions, personal project, and dynamic process. The results show that aesthetic deliberation in sloyd work is a major issue among young people. Concerns are often based on personal circumstances, such as taste and preference. Aesthetic considerations in the pupils’ sloyd work were found to be directed towards the one’s own room, relations to family members, and/or plans for future engagement in aesthetic related professions. The results confirm that aesthetic expression in sloyd work may be a way for pupils to reflect upon and develop their personalities. I have also shown that sloyd may be a way to represent narrative instances. A second aim is to develop theoretical concepts in the field of aesthetic learning in sloyd. I argue that an aesthetic aspect alone cannot satisfy the concept of aesthetic learning. Therefore the aesthetic learning concept in my study is generated from aesthetic, configurative (cf. gestaltung) and creative aspects, thus forming an integrated aesthetic perspective. Aesthetic objectives were analyzed using Bakhtin’s systemic aesthetics, which identified architectonic instances in sloyd materials and sloyd design supporting narrative elements in sloyd artefacts. Finally I propose a model for narrative understanding of artefacts based on the theoretical concepts mediation and focalization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för estetiska ämnen i lärarutbildningen, 2011. p. 253
Series
Doktorsavhandlingar i pedagogiskt arbete, ISSN 1650-8858 ; 41
Keywords
sloyd education, aesthetic expression, aesthetic learning, learner perspective, mediation, representation, narrative method, narrative artefacts, design objects, semiotics
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-46764 (URN)978-91-7459-282-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2011-10-07, Samhällsvetarhuset, Hörsal S205, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2011-09-16 Created: 2011-09-13 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Mäkelä, E. (2010). Mot en metod: om gestaltande erfarenheter i skolslöjd ur ett narrativt perspektiv. Tilde (13), 73-92
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mot en metod: om gestaltande erfarenheter i skolslöjd ur ett narrativt perspektiv
2010 (Swedish)In: Tilde, ISSN 1103-8470, no 13, p. 73-92Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

En reflektion över narrativ metod som ett verktyg för att studera gestaltande moment i skolslöjd. Begreppet narrativ som vetenskaplig teori och metod ställs i relation till ontologiskt narrativ med särskild vikt vid Deweys begrepp experience, Ricoeurs (Aristoteles) mimesis, Bakhtins dialogbegrepp samt MAK Hallidays sociosemiotik.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institutionen för estetiska ämnen, 2010
Keywords
slöjd, skolslöjd, narrativ, estetik, mimesis, sociosemiotik
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32942 (URN)
Available from: 2010-04-08 Created: 2010-03-31 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Mäkelä, E. (2009). Toy Tale: a Narrative Approach on Sloyd. In: Lena K. Kaukinen (Ed.), Proceedingsof the crafticulation & education conference (pp. 307-314). Helsinki: NordFo (14)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Toy Tale: a Narrative Approach on Sloyd
2009 (English)In: Proceedingsof the crafticulation & education conference / [ed] Lena K. Kaukinen, Helsinki: NordFo , 2009, no 14, p. 307-314Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This text deals with a pilot study made in the Swedish School subject sloyd. The study aimed at some methodological questions concerning access to sloyd objects: Can ICT supported pupils collect and document research materials? Will this method reveal narrative qualities? If so, how are these expressed? The research material consists of Internet Community communication including photos taken by the pupils, and qualitative research interviews. The concepts mode and media are used in describing the empirical material. Short narratives extracted from the empirical material forms the starting point for reflection on the issue of complication and resolution. Two narrative perspectives are intertwined in the study; narrative inquiry research method and semiotic narrative. The study shows that pupils are capable of research co-operation and that narrative qualities can be observed by this method. Colour seems to play an important role as a mode of expression.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: NordFo, 2009
Series
Research in sloyd education and crafts science A, ISSN 1238-9501 ; 14
Keywords
sloyd, narrative, mode and media, ICT observation, Aesthetic Expression
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32961 (URN)978-952-10-5578-2 (printed), 978-952-10-5579-9 (PDF) (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-04-08 Created: 2010-03-31 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Mäkelä, E. (2008). Kurragömma med 'Literacy': Hydran, Herakles eller svärdet. Tidskrift för lärarutbildning och forskning (1), 91-102
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kurragömma med 'Literacy': Hydran, Herakles eller svärdet
2008 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för lärarutbildning och forskning, ISSN 1404-7659, no 1, p. 91-102Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2008
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32960 (URN)
Available from: 2010-04-08 Created: 2010-03-31 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Mäkelä, E. (2007). Kunskapens form: på spaning efter en gestalt. In: Gun-Marie Frånberg (Ed.), Rum för forskning - rymd för lärande: forskning och pedagogisk praktik (pp. 44-63). Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kunskapens form: på spaning efter en gestalt
2007 (Swedish)In: Rum för forskning - rymd för lärande: forskning och pedagogisk praktik / [ed] Gun-Marie Frånberg, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2007, p. 44-63Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This text deals with perspectives on knowledge. I use three philosophical concepts;phronesis, techne and episteme. These concepts are related to the theme ofthe publication, research-based practice, as well as my research interest; aestheticlearning in sloyd. I propose a holistic view on knowledge and education that includesdifferent modalities. I also believe that knowledge is something we createthrough mutual interaction, through artefacts and through lived experience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2007
Series
Monographs on Journal of Research in Teacher Education, ISSN 1651-0127
Keywords
kunskapsfilosofi, Aristoteles, episteme, techne, fronesis, estetik
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32957 (URN)978-91-7264-318-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-04-09 Created: 2010-03-31 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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