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Crafts, teacher training (minor subject)


Being able to create things with one’s own hands contributes to individual well-being and quality of life, and it also promotes environmental thinking and sustainable development in society. You can study Technical crafts (25 cr) or Textile crafts (25 cr) as a short minor subject. You will learn to pass on handicraft skills to children, youth and adults, both in the form of traditional methods and new technologies. If you choose Technical crafts, you will acquire skills for working with wood, metal and other materials, and also learn about electronics, machinery and mechanics. If you choose Textile crafts, you will learn about artistic handicrafts, yarn technology, needlework and clothing technology, and materials. Both specialisations will also provide you with insights into design and product planning, and the environmental impacts of human activities.

It is possible to complete a module of 60 credits and thereby earn subject teacher qualification.

More information about Crafts as a major subject here.


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