Research Methodologies 2021
NoVA Online course: 15.01.2021 - 19.03.2021
periods III – IV, online course, 5 ECTS
Contact sessions Fridays 15.1.- 12.2., 5.3.-19.3. at 13-16, and 19.2. 9-17 (35 h)
Weekly-based posting and reading and reacting on other students’ comments for 8 weeks (postings by
Wednesdays, commenting by Fridays) (16h) in Aalto Open Learning (AOL)
Individual and collaborative assignments (40h)
Reading the literature: list will be updated during the course, depending on the students’ interests on methodologies based on their chosen thesis methods and research interests (44h)
The learning outcomes below define the knowledge, skills and competences the student is expected to acquire from the course.
Students understand a variety of research methodologies for the humanities
Students have the ability to understand how research design, data collection, and analysis demonstrate a conceptual orientation
Students are able to identify different methods of research related to art education and visual studies
Students are able to generate research questions, critically evaluate research studies, and construct initial research design
Students are able to develop original research topics that explore connections between personal interest and experience, professional development and praxis, discursive and performative practices, and historical and contemporary scholarship
Students are able to design an initial research project that yields contributions to the area of art education and visual studies
This on-line course introduces students to innovative approaches to research methodologies and documentation. Research topics are explored that connect between personal interest and experience, professional development and praxis, discursive and performative practices, and historical and contemporary scholarship.