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Förskolegårdens miljö: Föreställningar och förväntningar omförskolegårdens olika platser och material
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Preschool outdoor environment : Expectations about different places and materials in the preschool yard (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to gain deeper knowledge in how the outdoor environment and materials in the preschool yard affect children in their play and what thoughts the preschool teachers have about it. In order to achieve this, we researched which environment in the preschool yard is the most popular among the children and why. In addition, we investigated if there are any differences between boys’ and girls’ choice of place.The methods used are quantitative observations, using an observation schedule, as well as qualitative interviews with preschool teachers. The study was conducted from a sociocultural perspective and with relational and relative understanding of space. This means that what occurs in the preschool yard is not only based on the physical but also on social relationships and beliefs. The expectations that exists about play areas and materials in the preschool yard are the main focus of this study. Where the location itself is not necessarily what determines where the children play and what they are playing with.In this study, it appears that even though it initially seemed as if children's play determined where they chose to play in the yard, it is the expectations and beliefs about the different places that affect the children’s choice of place. Even though the children themselves choose which games they want to play, the expectations and rules that exists will steer where the children's plays are performed. Moreover, it is also proven that there were no significant differences between girls' and boys' choices of place in the preschool outdoor environment and neither in expectations based on the children’s gender.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 43 p.
Keyword [sv]
Förskolegården, utomhusmiljö, genus, förväntningar, rumslighet, sociokulturell
National Category
Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31478OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-31478DiVA: diva2:1058468
Subject / course
Education Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2016-12-27Bibliographically approved

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