Language of instruction: English
Number of ECTS: 5
Course code: KASVAL/EDUM41
Discipline: Education and Culture
Level of studies: Basic
Min-max number of students: 10-22
Application period type
Social circus is a measure of intervention based on the combination of circus arts and social-pedagogy. It targets various at-risk groups in order to support the empowerment and emancipation of individuals and assist with participants’ personal and social development by nurturing their self-esteem and trust in others, as well as by helping them to acquire social skills, express their creativity and realize their potential in order to become active citizens.
In this approach, the primary goal is not to learn the circus arts, but rather to create social change helping marginalized individuals assume their place in a society. Various studies indicate that the socio-pedagogical and welfare impacts of Social Circus are undeniable.
On completion of the course the students are expected to
- Know the historical background, theoretical principles and practical applications of social circus pedagogy
- Know the main competences expected from social circus trainers and the multiple working areas of social circus
- Plan, provide and assess pedagogically a tentative learning session of social circus
- Find more research based information on this issue and know where and how Social Circus Pedagogy can be learned more about
Evaluation will be based on continuous assessment, completion of tasks (specific criteria given with tasks).
Evaluation scale: Pass/Fail
In questions concerning course content, please contact teacher Tea Seppälä: email@example.com
How to apply
Application information can be found here.