Tarja Karlsson Häikiö


The Pedagogy Unit: Visual Art and
Visiting address
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
41137 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 131
40530 Göteborg

About Tarja Karlsson Häikiö

Tarja Karlsson Häikiö is a PhD in Art History and Visual Sciences (2007) and Professor / Associate professor in Visual and Material Culture (2016/2018). Karlsson Häikiö works at the Academy of Art and Design at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg as a researcher and teacher educator and holds the title of Excellent teacher (2021). She works with postgraduate education and teacher education from preschool up to higher arts education. Her research areas are visual arts education, child and youth culture, assessment and documentation, professionalisation and higher arts education. Karlsson Häikiö has had several assignments for the Swedish National Agency for Education and has led the production of Assessment Guides in the subject visual arts and a Mapping material regarding newly arrived students' knowledge in visual arts. She is the project leader of the National Graduate School in Visual arts and Sloyd education. She has currently an assignment as Vice Dean of Education at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts. Research networks and partners: ERA - Educational Research in the Arts - research platform at the Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg ; Representative for Gothenburg University at HanaAcademy, Finland ; Member of InSEA International (International Association for Education through the Arts); Secretary InSEA-föreningen Sverige; BIG - barnkulturforskning i Göteborg ; Member of EDDA Norden - a Nordic co-operation body between universities ; Member of the research network SAKS - Studies of artistic vision, a Nordic collaboration; Member Posthumanist Network; Collaboration guest lecturer John Moores University, Liverpool ; Partner Bassa Reggiana preschool district in Reggio Emilia, Italy