Online course, Finland

Introduction to Youth and Social Circus Pedagogy

online course
when 2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 525

Social circus is a measure of intervention based on the combination of circus arts and social-pedagogy. It targets various at-risk groups in order to support the empowerment and emancipation of individuals and assist with participants’ personal and social development by nurturing their self-esteem and trust in others, as well as by helping them to acquire social skills, express their creativity and realize their potential in order to become active citizens. In this approach, the primary goal is not to learn the circus arts, but rather to create social change helping marginalized individuals assume their place in a society. Various studies indicate that the socio-pedagogical and welfare impacts of Social Circus are undeniable.

Target group

University students and graduates from around the world.

Course aim

On completion of the course the students are expected to

o Know the historical background, theoretical principles and practical applications of social circus pedagogy
o Know the main competences expected from social circus trainers and the multiple working areas of social circus
o Plan, provide and assess a tentative learning session of social circus
o Find more research based information on this issue and know where and how Social Circus Pedagogy can be learned more about

Fee info

EUR 525: Course fee for students external to Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
EUR 0: Courses are free of charge to degree students and exchange students (academic year 2021-2022) of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.


No scholarships available.