Aesthetic and embodied learning for democracy

Welcome to the AECED Project Website

Democracy isn’t simply a technical process that involves you learning about its history, principles, rules and institutions. Democracy is a way of governing and a way of relating to each other that is a here-and-now experience.


Discover our mission to enhance education and promote democratic values through research and collaboration.

AECED Video Guide

Wondering what we mean by aesthetic and embodied learning for democracy? Watch this video guide for an explanation.

AECED Resources

Explore our wide range of resources designed to support educators and foster democratic principles in education.


Learn about our efforts to advance democracy through educational initiatives and collaborative projects.


Understand our innovative approaches to pedagogy that encourage critical thinking and active citizenship.


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Continuing the movement of embodied exercises on paper

Continuing the movement of embodied exercises on paper

EN/FI The team at University of Lapland/Lapin Yliopisto explore equality with university teachers through movement and drawing. Project researcher Pauliina Jääskeläinen facilitated a series of embodied methods workshop for the university teachers. The aim of the...

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