An emphasis is placed on students acquiring knowledge and understanding of the teaching profession, both academically and in practice. Students learn to plan group and individual teaching components on the basis of the curricula of primary and secondary schools in Iceland and to select study materials, teaching methods and the appropriate methods of assessment. Teaching and communication are also examined in a broader context and students are encouraged to develop and introduce their personal vision and ideas about the teaching of art.
The Programme aims to train leading art educators, whereby artists from various artistic disciplines work together and in parallel on solutions related to the teaching of the arts. As each student focuses on their particular expertise, a continuous dialogue is generated between different art forms, which opens up possibilities for collaboration and innovation in the teaching of the arts.