Aesthetic Practice as Part of Work with Sustainability, Participation and Environment – Examples from a Finnish and Swedish Preschool

  • Tarja Karlsson Häikiö University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Pernilla Mårtensson University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Liisa Lohilahti Taikatahti Preschool/Primary School, Oulu, Finland

Abstract

The aim of the article is to highlight and discuss the relationship between core activities in early childhood and primary education, with a special focus on aesthetic practice in relation to sustainability, participation, project work and learning environments. The two preschools presented, one in Finland and one in Sweden, work with ecology and sustainable education in their daily practice. The result of the study comprises a presentation of and reflections on photographs as visual representations of educational activities, learning environment settings, as well as daily educational work.

Author Biographies

Tarja Karlsson Häikiö, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Professor

Liisa Lohilahti, Taikatahti Preschool/Primary School, Oulu, Finland

Principal

Published
2020-10-19
Section
Articles
Keywords
aesthetic education, early childhood education, participation, sustainability