Eeva Anttila

Eeva Anttila
University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland · Theatre Academy

Doctor of Art in dance

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Additional affiliations
January 2006 - January 2015
University of the Arts Helsinki
Position
  • Professor in dance pedagogy

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Publications (48)
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The notion of embodied learning has gained ground in educational sciences over the last decade and has made its way to language education with researchers acknowledging language learning as an embodied process. This mixed studies review aggregates and reviews empirical research, published from 1990 to 2020, using embodied learning approaches in lan...
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This article focuses on experiences of resuming contact instruction in a project that integrated language and dance in a Finnish primary school during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article aims to explore how it is possible to sustain dialogue in times of distancing. It turns these exceptional, messy conditions into an opportunity to reconfigure the p...
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Body consciousness is associated with kinetic skills and various aspects of wellbeing. Physical activities have been shown to contribute to the development of body consciousness. Methodological studies are needed in improving the assessment of body consciousness in adults with distinct physical activity backgrounds. This study (1) examined whether...
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Who is a child and what is childhood? These are not easy questions to address, yet they are questions that every adult could potentially answer. Every adult was once a child and we all have some form of understanding and conceptualization of childhood; albeit these may be rooted in different ontologies and draw on diverse epistemes. As such, these...
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Purpose: This article is based on a study that explored learning processes related to intercultural competence of PE teacher trainees. The context of the study was the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The study was conducted in connection to two courses that focused on equality in physical education and...
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The book describes some of the most significant inequality mechanisms identified in the arts and arts education service system in Finland as well as the mental models that underpin them. The ArtsEqual project, led by Uniarts Helsinki’s Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (CERADAI and funded by the Academy of Finlan...
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This article (written in Finnish) summarizes research work conducted over six years within the ArtsEqual research initiative, and within the Arts@School team (one of the six teams of ArtsEqual). It is parallel published here: https://taju.uniarts.fi/handle/10024/7426 Print version is published in Finnish Journal of Music Education. 24(2), 104-126....
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ArtsEqual Research Initiative, funded by the Academy of Finland's Strategic Research Council (2015–2021), examined mechanisms of exclusion and barriers to participation in the arts and arts education in Finland. The project proposed actions to break the circle of disadvantage, and investigated services in the arts and arts education from an ethical...
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In this chapter, the three authors take turns to speak on an arts education pedagogy that is firmly grounded in the inherently interdisciplinary research fields of arts education and research in the arts, as well as being constantly renegotiated in relation to the changes and demands of local and global cultures, politics and socio-economic needs....
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Tässä kirjoituksessa tarkastelemme peruskoulun taidekasvatuksen nykyistä asemaa osana perusopetusta. Kiinnitämme erityistä huomiota alati syvenevään ristiriitaan taidekasvatusta ohjaavien säädösten ja niiden käytännön toteutuksen välillä (ns. policy-practice gap, ks. esim. Buck & Snook 2016; Snook & Buck 2014). Kasvatus-lehti
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This chapter focuses on a dance project for preparatory class pupils at a public school in Finland. Preparatory classes are intended for recently immigrated children who do not yet know Finnish language. The purpose is to learn Finnish enough to be able to continue their education within regular class instruction. Dance artists and educators affili...
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The aim of this longitudinal intervention study was to examine the impacts of added music, movement, and music-and-movement interventions on children`s (N=73) academic and cognitive skills in context of Finnish primary education during 3rd and 4th grades. The approach of study is inclusive, it is conducted in classroom context with children having...
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In this chapter we discuss the conceptualisation of cultural diversity in arts education research in three Finnish universities Aalto University, University of Lapland and University of the Arts, Helsinki. We articulate how the changing societal and environmental conditions need to be taken into account in both the research and practice of arts edu...
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This is an article in Finnish based on a Research project entitled Challenging the notion of knowledge. I have published an article in English on the same project/data (Mind the body: Unearthing the affiliation between the conscious body and the reflective mind, Anttila 2007). This Finnish article has been available online until now. Since it is no...
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Toimenpidesuositus Opetus-hallitukselle, opettajille, opettajan-kouluttajille, rehtoreille, kunnille ja poliittisille päättäjille Tanssi on kulttuuria ja taidetta. Samalla se on kokonaisvaltaista, fyysistä toimintaa. Tanssi voi tukea jokaisen peruskoulun oppilaan oppimista, fyysistä aktiivisuutta, kulttuurista osallisuutta ja valmiutta ilmaista its...
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This chapter addresses how dance can foster quality of life at schools. We discuss dance as embodied learning, a topic explored previously as individuals, and introduce Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen’s “capability approach” into dance education research. We argue that these theoretical perspectives give depth to the often-claimed educational value...
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This article seeks to explore the notion of performing difference in/through dance, specifically in the context of dance education. By unraveling theories pertaining to performance, performativity, difference, and identity, and then connecting these with the notion of dialogical, or third space as a particular condition for pedagogical encounters i...
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The right to culture and arts is widely recognized in international human rights agreements. In these treaties, arts and culture are perceived as phenomena of human life that are vital to civilization and democracy. In today's educational policy world, however, the value of art is not understood. In this article the author examines key philosophica...
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This article presents how guided core reflection can be used in tertiary dance education, and how this approach may support the professional development of novice dance teachers. During the final stages of their studies, a three-stage procedure of guided core reflection developed for this study with an emphasis on embodiment was conducted with danc...
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Background and purpose: This article focuses on how future Physical Education and Dance teachers may be better prepared to work in increasingly diverse education environments. It also discusses how tertiary institutions might address issues of social inclusion and cultural pluralism within their programmes, courses and assignments. The authors crit...
Presentation
This is an introductory talk on my doctoral defense in 2003, now published online: http://actascenica.teak.fi/lectio/eeva-anttila-lectio/
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In this article, based on my conference paper, I present several theoretical frameworks for considering dance as embodied learning. In doing so, my intention is to substantiate the claims on the educational potential of dance – a physical activity that at best engages the human being quite fully. Because dance often involves sensory processes, soci...
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The results of the 2016 British referendum on membership of the European Union and the presidential election in the United States of America initiated political changes that will arguably have resounding impacts, within and beyond the UK and the US for years to come. Much of the rhetoric accompanying these political victories appears to confront hu...
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Yhteiskunnan monimuotoistuminen heijastuu koulumaailmaan monella tavoin. Se näkyy erityisesti oppilaiden erilaisina kulttuureina ja uskontoina ja on luonut tarpeen kehittää liikunnanopettajien kulttuurienvälistä osaamista. Kulttuurienvälisellä osaamisella tarkoitamme muun muassa omien, kulttuurisidonnaisten ajatusmallien tiedostamista, vuorovaikutu...
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This article illustrates and invites into a shared (ad)venture and process of collaborative inquiry inspired by taking the concepts of “becoming” and “thisness” both seriously and joyfully. Collaborative and embodied research practices between four academics in the intersection of arts, education, and artistic/post qualitative research affect the m...
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This keynote presentation focused on the interconnectedness of art and pedagogy, as well as on evolving approaches to dance research that stem from post-qualitative and performative paradigms. The key question that I wanted to address was how to facilitate social change and transformation through dance, and also, how to respect the processual natur...
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This article reflects stories between us, four academics working in the fields of crafts and dance education. The unexpected encounters of our worlds and thoughts have given birth to these shared lines of inquiry. We fumble towards collaborative and embodied practices within academia. Drawing from some of the principles and ideas of the late 20th c...
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This paper is based on a forthcoming book chapter. It discusses patterns and dynamics of embodiment and especially of embodied interaction in childhood. The discussion leans on the notion of "social choreography," which refers to the multitude of ways that human beings organize their daily actions and interactions according to various models and im...
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This article is based on a phenomenographic study that focuses on identifying the pedagogical conceptions of Finnish teachers of transnational dances. The purpose is to uncover and understand teachers' conceptions concerning the implications of the cultural contexts of their specific dance forms for their pedagogical practices. Through a process of...
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Today, multiculturalism is increasing in the Nordic societies. It is also evidently reflected in the arts, including dance. Simultaneously, understanding different dance cultures is becoming more important in the field of dance pedagogy. This article discusses the pedagogical conceptions of Finnish teachers of transnational dances and their experie...
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From a Scandinavian perspective, the current scenario for dance education practice and research appears quite challenging. One great challenge seems to be preserving the basic values of democracy, equity, and access of the Nordic educational system that is being contested by neoliberal policies, much like elsewhere in the Western world. I am echoin...
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In this article, based on my dissertation, “A Dream Journey to the Unknown: Searching for Dialogue in Dance Education” (2003), I will describe several qualities, or themes, related to dialogue. These ideas may facilitate dialogue in dance education and bear significance for reflecting the nature of dialogical education more generally. In addition,...

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This work package Arts@School is part of ArtsEqual project, coordinated by University of Arts, Finland and financed by The Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland. Extensive ArtsEqual research project examines the arts as public service, with equality as the starting point, and explores how the arts can meet the social challenges of the 2020s. http://www.artsequal.fi/fi/web/artsequal/tutkijaryhmat/arts-school
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... role of reflection in dance education, especially in the context of dance teachers' professional education....
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Six research groups in the ARTSEQUAL project reinterpret the traditional position of the arts in Finland by regarding them as a basic service that should be available equally for all and that contributes to well-being across a wide range of life domains. From the perspectives of equality and well-being, the project produces new knowledge on how already existing arts services can be developed in order to enhance citizen creativity and communal engagement. The research groups will apply systems thinking in order to comprehend the social impacts of the arts, and analyse how participatory artistic and arts-educational interventions in schools, basic arts education and in social and health services impact well-being. The project will propose policy recommendations to support political decision-making and consolidate new arts services. The project is carried out in close collaboration with ministries, regional state administration, municipalities, and NGOs.