COSM 3 – Cultural Management & 3 Dimensions of the Sustainability: Environmental, Social & Economic is a 5 ECTS course that provides an international and cross-disciplinary perspective on cultural management and sustainability values, engaging the expertise from abovementioned research areas of sustainability.
COSM3 aim is to acknowledge, adapt and strengthen the role of cultural managers in supporting the general sustainability movement, impacting people’s and industries’ pro-ecological behaviours, assisting all types of attempts to make our life more sustainable, ethical, responsible, or balanced – in environmental, social, and economic sense. And finally, this part of the module is also questioning the answers regarding cultural organizations and cultural professionals’ role in balancing their cultural ecosystems.
Amongst carefully selected and invited experts and guest lecturers who share their experience and knowledge through COSM 3 are inspiring individuals from Finland and Japan, Poland, Italy, Germany and Ghana, the United Kingdom and Portugal. They represent experience of work in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Students are able to acknowledge, adapt and strengthen their role as cultural managers in supporting the general sustainability movement, impacting people’s and industries’ pro-ecological behaviours, assisting all types of attempts to make our life more sustainable, ethical, responsible or balanced – in environmental, social and economic sense. The course aim is to activate different streams of students’ activity regarding culture & sustainability values: interaction, cooperation, reflection, written argumentation and dialogue in conversation. The course is a safe space for questioning the answers and providing solutions regarding cultural professionals’ role in balancing their ecosystems. It’s above all about confronting cultural management practice with environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability.
After completion of the course the participant:
This course can be selected as a separate unit or as a third part of the whole COSM series of three courses (15 ECTS). This is the revised version of the course that went through the pilot stage of testing in Spring 2021 and was highly evaluated by all participants.
1-5 Finnish grading scale; assignment formats: groupwork, readings & discussion sessions, short essay, individual application plan of the course content.
As a blended learning process, the course comprises of
a) sessions with international and Finnish guest lecturers, facilitated by the host lecturer of the course, Dr Marcin Poprawski;
b) access to the interactive Hoodle platform with the content to be studied by participants. The platform gives access to literature files, video materials, and digital sources.
Experiences and testimonials of participants of the first edition of COSM 3 (Spring 2021):
The course was great! I really enjoyed participating and learned a great deal. I attended the course primarily because I wanted to learn more about this topic and, as such, I have read all the papers and participated in the group task. I enjoyed this course very much! I am very happy that I attended and cannot stress this enough. Luna Salazar
All COSM courses have been extremely important and good. They go into the deep waters of cultural production; the topics are broad and global! Billion thanks to you for all the COSM courses! Salla Raunio
I am really happy that I joined all three courses. It has helped me a lot with my thoughts on my Master Thesis. Lena Hüttl
I like the interactive approach of this course. There was good balance between the webinars, group work and theory. We were well guided through different topics and the guest lecturers were inspiring. There was also always the time for discussion. Many of the topics were previously unknown to me, they offered new approaches for sustainability. Group work was good way to explore and adjust the things we were learning in ‘practice’.Pia Repo
I like the group work and the discussion based on them both in webinars and in our own time. So much has happened! This has been such a great course and ensemble. COSMs are just the best I’ve come across in years. I give praise because theory has become practice and that is exactly why I am studying. Big thanks for the whole COSM 3 and all the COSMs! This has been a great way to learn! Mayreth Wolff
In fall 2020 I tried to find some interesting courses to study. I did not find any where I could commit or see that they would be interesting for learning something new and add something to my professional self. COSM is something I could commit to, and I am glad that I took the courses. The great thing was also that we got global viewpoints. This was important to me. But in all COSM courses, the best was our group works. Jiri Ahonen
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