Major subject – Sloyd
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. As a student of Sloyd, specialising in either the Technical crafts or Textile crafts, 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 handicraft, 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.
Your studies in Sloyd combine practical skills with scientific thinking. To become a subject teacher in technical or textile crafts, you need to complete pedagogical studies for a subject teacher as a long minor subject. If you include another teaching subject as a long minor subject in your degree, you will earn a double subject teacher qualification. Your studies also include periods of practical training and elective studies. Sloyd can even be studied as a long minor subject by other teacher students.