Basic Arts Education for All

Basic Arts Education for All:

Research group

Lauri Väkevä: Basic Arts Education for All

 

 

The focus of the research team is on Basic Education in the Arts, a characteristically Finnish system of extracurricular arts education. The team incorporates different research perspectives and foci to interrogate who this education is aimed at, serves, and belongs to. The criteria and conditions upon which extracurricular arts education is organized and developed in Finland is critically examined with the aim to empower education providers to face future challenges.

More specifically, the group is interested in what kinds of solutions can be envisioned, and implemented in order to empower social groups that are, for whatever reason, excluded by the current system. The group is also seeking to learn from existing policies or practices that enhance inclusiveness and participation in arts education, as a way to support and collaborate with others to develop such practices in the arts and cultural sectors.

The research team examines, for example, the political justifications for, and public regulation of, Basic Education in the Arts; gender equity in arts education institutions; opportunities for minoritized (both indigenous and immigrant) communities to engage in arts teaching and learning; and arts education for marginalized individuals and groups (such as older adults or persons with a disability) as a means to engage with diversity and advance inclusion in the field.

  • Team leader: Professor Marja-Leena Juntunen, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Professor Lauri Väkevä (former team leader), Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Professor Heidi Westerlund, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Researcher Marja Heimonen, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Postdoctoral researcher Alexis Kallio, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Postdoctoral researcher Isto Turpeinen, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Postdoctoral researcher Anna Kuoppamäki, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Postdoctoral researcher Guadalupe López Íñiguez, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Tuulikki Laes, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Sanna Kivijärvi, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Lisa Fornhammar, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Tuula Jääskeläinen, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Hanna Kamensky, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Heidi Elmgren, University of Jyväskylä
  • Doctoral student Kati Nieminen, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki

Publications


You can find the lists of all ArtsEqual scientific publications (2015 - summer 2017) here.

You can find the lists of all ArtsEqual non-scientific publications (2015 - summer 2017) here.

Peer-reviewed scientific articles

Kallio, A. & Väkevä, Lauri. (submitted) Inclusive Popular Music Education? In Kärjä, A-V. & Holt, F. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook on Popular Music in the Nordic Countries. Oxford University Press. JUFO 3.

Kivijärvi, S. (Under review) Development and applicability of the Figurenotes system. International Journal of Music Education. JUFO 2.

Kivijärvi, S. (Under review) Examining Figurenotes as a vehicle for equity in music education in Finland. Research Studies in Music Education. JUFO 2.

Kivijärvi, S., Sutela, K. & Ahokas, R. 2016. A Conceptual Discussion of Embodiment in Special Music Education: Dalcroze Eurhythmics as a case. Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Music Therapy, Special Issue on Dalcroze approach, health and well-being, 8(2), 169-178. JUFO 1.

Kivijärvi, S. & Poutiainen, A. (Under review) Expressing New Citizenship through Music Education: A Study on Inclusion and Social capital in Special Educational Needs Students’ Concerts. Music Education Research. JUFO 3.

Kuoppamäki, A. & Vilmilä, F. 2016. "Musta tuntui että mulla on ohjat. Nuoret musiikillisen toimijuuden sanoittajina." Nuorisotutkimus-lehti. Submitted, in the review.

Laes, T. (painossa). Beyond participation. A Reflexive Narrative of the Inclusive Potentials of Activist Scholarship in Music Education. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.

Laes, T.E. (tulossa). The (Im)possibility of inclusion. Reimagining the potentials of democratic inclusion in and through activist music education. Taideyliopisto: Väitöskirja.

Laes, T.E. 2015. Myöhäisikäisten oppijoiden musiikillisen toimijuuden vahvistaminen musiikkikasvatuksessa innovatiivisen pedagogisen toiminnan kautta. Musiikkikasvatus / Finnish Journal of Music Education 18 (2).  JUFO 1.

Laes, T. & Schmidt, P. 2016. Activism within music education: working towards inclusion and policy change in the Finnish music school context. British Journal of Music Education, 33 (1), 5-23.

Laes, T. & Westerlund, H. (painossa). Performing disability in music teacher education. Moving beyond inclusion through expanded professionalism. Submitted to the International Journal of Music Education.

Partti, H. & Väkevä, L. (submitted) SongPump: Developing Composing Pedagogy in Finnish Schools Through Collaboration Between Professional Songwriters and Music Teachers. In Christophersen, C. & Kenny, Ailbhe (eds.) Musician Teacher Collaboration: Musical Alterations. Routledge. JUFO 3.

Väkevä, L. (submitted) Evaluation for equality: Applying a classical pragmatist perspective in qualitative assessment in Finnish general music education. In Elliott, D., McPherson, G. & Silverman, M (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical and Qualitative Assessment in Music Education. Oxford University Press. JUFO 3.

Väkevä, L. (submitted) The Politics in Teaching Popular Music: A Rancièrian View. In Rodriguez, C. X. (ed.) Coming of Age: Teaching and Learning Popular Music in Academia. University of Michigan Press. JUFO 2.

Non-refereed scientific articles

Heimonen, M. 2016. Beyond Methods. Lessons from the arts to qualitative research. Book review. Musiikkikasvatus/Finnish Journal of Music Education. Vol.19, no 2.

Heimonen, M. 2016. Lukijalle (Editorial). Musiikkikasvatus / The Finnish Journal of Music Education Vol. 19 no 1. JUFO 1.

Heimonen, M. & Westerlund, H. 2015. (Editorial). Musiikkikasvatus / The Finnish Journal of Music Education. Vol. 18 no 2. JUFO 1.

Heimonen, M. & Westerlund, H. 2015. Lukijalle (Editorial). Musiikkikasvatus / The Finnish Journal of Music Education Vol. 18 no 1. JUFO 1.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2016. Tavoitteena opetuksen kehittämistä tukevan luotettavan tutkimustiedon tuottaminen Sibelius-Akatemiassa - tapausesimerkkinä opiskelijoiden kokeman kuormittavuuden pilottitutkimus. Musiikkikasvatus 19, 1, 60-67.

Translated articles

Väkevä, L. 2016. Taiteellinen aktivismi ja agonistiset tilat (alkup. kirjoittaja Mouffe, C.) Musiikkikasvatus / Finnish Journal of Music Education Vol. 18 (2), 71–77.

Publications intended for professional communities

Kamensky, H. 'It's all in the genes?' Equally Well, 11. 10. 2016.

Kivijärvi, S. 2016. Toteutuvatko tasa-arvo ja saavutettavuus musiikkikasvatuksessa? Musiikin erityispalvelukeskus Resonaari ArtsEqual-hankkeen tutkimusympäristönä. Erityiskasvatus - Suomen erityiskasvatusliiton jäsenlehti.

Kivijärvi, S. 2015. Kommentaari: Erityismusiikkikasvatusta Orff-Schulwerkin keinoin. JaSeSoi Journal – Suomen Orff-yhdistyksen jäsenlehti.

Publications intended for the general public

Kallio, A.A. & Laes, T. 2016. ArtsEqual - A hopeless cause? Five Rancierian Anti-Affirmations. Equally Well.

Kallio, A.A. 2016. So what? Who cares? Equally Well.

Kuoppamäki, A. 2016. Conceptions of Gender in Music Education. Interview, Finnish Music Quarterly (FMQ) 2016/10.

Kuoppamäki, A. & Turpeinen, I. 2016. Sukupuolisensitiivisellä [taide]kasvatuksella on väliä. Equally Well, 4.4.2016.

Kuoppamäki, A. & Turpeinen, I. 2016. "Irti tyttöjen ja poikien vastakkainasettelusta." Mielipidekirjoitus. Helsingin Sanomat, 23.3.2016.

Kuoppamäki, A. 2016. Säveltämiskasvatusta yli rajojen.

Laes, T. 2016. ArtsEqual –hanke tutkii taidetta ja tasa-arvoa.

Laes, T. 2016. Democracy in the music education of the future. Finnish Music Quarterly 1(4).

Laes, T. 2016. Resonaari uudistaa kulttuuripolitiikkaa. HelsinkiMissio 1/ 2016.

Laes, T. 2015. Taide kasvattaa meistä luovia. Interview, Souli

Invited keynotes

Kivijärvi, S. “Inclusion and equity in music education: perspectives from Finland.” Keynote. 3rd Scientific Symposium: Sounds of change: intersections between music therapy, community music therapy and music education. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/School of music studies, Thessaloniki, Greece. 10.11.2016.

Väkevä, L. 2016. Claiming digital space through composing. Kompositionspädagogische Konzepte im Diskurs, 3. Bundeskongress Musikunterricht, Koblenz, Germany, September 22, 2016.

Väkevä, L. 2016. Music in the digital space: Tracing pedagogical places in the new sonic media. Grieg Research School Summer School, Bergen, Norway, June 10, 2016.

Conference presentations

Heimonen, M., Nikkanen, H., Nieminen, K. & Väkevä, L. 2016. Equality in Arts Education from the Viewpoint of Regulation. A paper presentation at Arts Education for All?  symposium at Kasvatustieteen päivät, Turku, November 18, 2016.  

Jääskeläinen, T. 2016, March. Aiming to produce reliable research findings for supporting development of teaching in the Sibelius Academy - pilot study in students’ experiences of work load as a case example. Paper presented at Nordic Network for Research in Music Education Conference: Technology and creativity in music education. Hedmark University College in collaboration with Nordic Network for research in Music Education (NNMPF), Hamar, Norway.

Jääskeläinen, T., & López-Íñiguez, G. (2017, August-September). Students' workload as an equity factor in higher music education. Poster presentation at the 6th International Symposium on Performance Science, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Jääskeläinen, T., & López-Íñiguez, G. (2017, June). How about equality and equity in higher music education? A theoretical framework for researching quality of music teaching and learning. Paper presentation at the 3rd International Conference on higher Education Advances ‘Head’17’, Universitat Politècnica, Valencia, Spain.

Kamensky, H., Rechardt, P. 'Educating beyond success in music school' Symposium at Kasvatustieteen päivät, Turku, November 18, 2016.

Kamensky, H. 'Floora-hanke ja pedagogien mahdollisuudet saavutettavuuden tukemisessa' Music for All-tutkimuksen päivä, Musiikin erityispalvelukeskus Resonaari, Helsinki 29.10.2016.

Kivijärvi, S., Ahokas, R. & Sutela, K. “Embodiment in Special Music Education.” Poster presentation. CICERO research seminar on learning, brain and technology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki. 2.10.2015.

Kivijärvi, S., Ahokas, R., Sutela, K., Nuorsaari, A. & Nygård, T. “Embodiment in special music education –tutkijaryhmän esittely ja ‘Brain & Body percussion’ –tutkimuksen tulokset.” Music for All research seminar, Musiikin erityispalvelukeskus Resonaari, Helsinki. 6.11.2015.

Kivijärvi, S., Ahokas, R., Sutela, K., Nygård, T. & Nuorsaari, A. “Kehollisuus erityismusiikkikasvatuksessa: avauksia tutkimukseen ja kehittämiseen.” Paper presentation. "Integrative Perspectives on Music, Art Subjects And Foreign Language Learning" Conference, University of Helsinki, Helsinki. 9.10.2015.

Kivijärvi, S., Sutela, K., Ahokas, R., Nygård, T. & Nuorsaari, A. “Kehollisuus erityismusiikkikasvatuksessa ja erityistä tukea tarvitsevien lasten toimijuuden kehittyminen.” Paper presentation. Music for All research seminar, University of Helsinki, Helsinki. 8.10.2015.

Kivijärvi, S. & Sutela, K. “Embodiment in special music education.” Poster presentation. International Society for Music Education/ISME 2016 Conference, Glasgow, UK. 28.7.2016.

Kivijärvi, S. “Examining Figurenotes as a vehicle for educational equity in Finland.” Music for All -tutkimuksen päivä, Musiikin erityispalvelukeskus Resonaari, Helsinki. 29.10.2016.

Kivijärvi, S. “Embodiment in special music education: opening remarks on the development of theory and research.” Paper presentation. 3rd Scientific Symposium: Sounds of change: intersections between music therapy, community music therapy and music education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/School of music studies, Thessaloniki, Greece, 10.11.2016.

Kivijärvi, S. “Examining Figurenotes as a vehicle for educational equity and social participation in Finland.” Paper presentation. 9th Midterm Conference of the ESA Sociology of the Arts Association, Porto, Portugal. 10.9.2016.

Kivijärvi, S. “The impact of the Figurenotes system for equity in music education in Finland.” Poster presentation. International Society for Music Education/ISME 2016 Conference, Glasgow, UK. 28.7.2016.

Kivijärvi, S. “Expressing new citizenship through music education: a study on inclusion and interaction in SEN students’ concerts.” Paper presentation. International Society for Music Education/ISME 2016 World Conference, Glasgow, UK. 26.7.2016.

Kivijärvi, S. “The impact of the Figurenotes system for equity in music education in Finland.” Paper presentation. International Society for Music Education/ISME Commission seminar on music therapy and special music education, Edinburgh, UK. 21.7.2016.

Kivijärvi, S. “The Figurenotes system as a vehicle for advancing equality in music education in Finland.” Paper presentation. Vammaistutkimuksen päivät, Helsinki. 10.6.2016.

Kivijärvi, S. “Musiikin erityispalvelukeskus Resonaari ArtsEqual-hankkeen tutkimusympäristönä: tutkimushankkeiden esittelyä.” Paper presentation. Valtakunnallinen erityismusiikkikasvatuksen tutkimusseminaari. Oulun yliopisto, Oulu. 21.4.2016.

Kuoppamäki, A. 2016. "Why does gender sensitivity matter in music education?" ISME World Conference 2016, Glasgow, UK 20.7.2016. 

Kuoppamäki, A. 2016. "Promoting gender sensitivity – promoting democratic learning in music education." Gender and Music: Practices, Performances Politics Conference, Örebro, Sweden 17.3.2016.

Kuoppamäki, A. & Rikandi, I. 2016. "I sit down and start to play. Composing as creative expression and communication among young pianists.” Arts Without Borders Conference, Helsinki, Finland 20.10.2016.

Kuoppamäki, A. & Turpeinen, I. 2016. “Researching Gender in Arts Education – Discussing Cultural Resistance.” Kasvatustieteen päivät 2016, Turku. Finland 18.11.2016.

Kuoppamäki, A. & Vilmilä, F. 2016. "Musta tuntui että mulla on ohjat. Nuoret musiikillisen toimijuuden sanoittajina." Global Resposibility in Youth Research 2016 Conference, Helsinki, Finland 8.11.2016.

López-Íñiguez, G. (2017, August-September). A Holistic Learning Model for Classical Music Performance. Paper presentation at the 6th International Symposium on Performance Science, Reykjavik, Iceland.

López-Íñiguez, G. (2017, April). Easier said than done in the music classroom? Fairness within the relations between constructivist beliefs and practices of a Finnish cello teacher and her student. Paper presentation at the V Symposium on the Paradigms of Teaching Musical Instruments in the 21st Century, Goiânia (Brazil).

Nieminen, K. & Kivijärvi, S. 2016. Musiikki kuuluu kaikille? Resurssien jakaminen taiteen perusopetuksen musiikinopetuksessa ja oikeudenmukaisen jakamisen periaatteet. A paper presentation at Music for All -tutkimuksen päivä, Resonaari, Helsinki, October 29, 2016.

Sutela, K., Kivijärvi, S. & Ahokas, R. “Development of agency in embodied musical interaction.” Poster presentation. Finnish Educational Research Association/FERA conference on education, Vaasa. 20.11.2015.

Väkevä, L. & Jordal Havre, S., Cristophersen C. & Hauge, E. 2016. Game based guitar learning with Rocksmith. NNMPF conference, Hamar, Norway, March 9, 2016.

Väkevä, L., Ojala, A., Jordal Havre, S., Sammander, A. & Partti, H.. 2016. Recent Nordic applications of music education technology in teacher training ISME 2016, Glasgow, Scotland, July 28, 2016.

Väkevä, L. & Laes, T. 2016. Arts Education as Public Service: Strategic Steps towards Equality. Oikeudenmukainen taidekasvatus, Helsinki, 29.9.2016

Väkevä, L. & Sammander, A., Nieminen, K., Romu, T., Keskinen, J., Aaltonen, L., & Heimonen, M. 2016. Managing Finnish music education companies for sustainable growth  symposium at ISME 2016 Conference, Glasgow, July 28, 2016.

Popular presentations

Kivijärvi, S. Systeeminen lähestymistapa ArtsEqual-tutkimushankkeessa. Esitelmä. CREMA/Community of Research in Music, Education, and the Arts –tutkijayhteisön seminaari. Oulun yliopisto, Oulu. 14.12.2016.

Kivijärvi, S. “Music for All -tutkijaverkoston ja ArtsEqual-tutkimushankkeen esittelyä.” Avaussanat, Music for All -tutkimuksen päivä, Musiikin erityispalvelukeskus Resonaari, Helsinki. 29.10.2016.

Kivijärvi, S. “Erityispedagogisia näkökulmia ArtsEqual-tutkimushankkeessa.” Erityispedagogiikan opiskelijoiden ja asiantuntijoiden keskustelutilaisuus. Helsingin yliopisto. 13.9.2016.

Nieminen, K. 2016 Tunnelmia ISME 2016 -konferenssista. Kuukauden kolumni, Suomen musiikkikasvatusseura Fisme. October, 2016.

Väkevä, L. 2016. Mikä on ArtsEqual? Uudistuva musiikkikasvatus, toimijuus ja tasa-arvo -seminaari, Helsinki, 23.11.2016.

Väkevä, L. 2016. Muuttuva musiikkikasvatus ja hyvä musiikkisuhde: Mitä ArtsEqual voi tarjota? SML:n kevätpäivät, Savonlinna 13.4.2016.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

Jääskeläinen, T. & López-Íñiguez, G. (2017). How about equality and equity in higher music education? A theoretical framework for researching quality of music teaching and learning. In J. Domenech, M.C. Vincent-Vela, E. de la Poza, & D. Blazquez (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’17). Valencia, Spain: Universitat Politècnica de València. Manuscript in press.