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"Inflytande är viktigt men ibland är det svårt": En studie om barns möjligheter till inflytande under samlingen
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this study we had the intention to find out how children in preschool exercise influence during circle-times. We have done observations in three different departments, during circle-time, we have also observed how children can react to exercise influence, at the same time we observed also how the preschool-teachers' acted to promote the children in their effort to gain influence.

Three interviews were conducted with the intent to identify the teachers' opinions and means to enhance the children's abilities to exercise their influence. In this study we have concluded that children of all ages needs to have their voice heard and influence their surrounding. Furthermore we have seen that the teachers' action can encourage or hamper the child in its attempts to influence its surroundings. It is paramount the teachers identify the "silent" children, with the aim to assist them in finding "their voice".

During this study we found that children can either create a situation in which to impose influence or being presented the opportunity directly by the teachers'. In the ways of creating an influential atmosphere with the children, we’ve noticed that their age is an important factor if the child will be heard when trying to impose influence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Influence, participation, circle-time, preschool
Keyword [sv]
Inflytande, delaktighet, samling, förskola
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31480OAI: diva2:1058490
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2016-12-27Bibliographically approved

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