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Dans i förskolan: Förskollärares erfarenheter av dans och dans som verktyg för lärande
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to analyze the experiences of preschool teachers’ on dance activities in preschool settings. My main focus lies in understanding how big and which kind of role dance has in different preschools. I used three questions to get answers regarding my idea:What experience does preschool teachers have regarding dance in preschool?What knowledge does preschool teachers have regarding dance in preschool?What knowledge does the preschool teachers have about dance as a tool for learning?

As a method I used a qualitative interviews’ with four preschool teachers’. I have recorded and transcribed the interviews’ and analyzed the result with a hermeneutics approach. The theoretical frame of the study is founded on a theory based on a phenomenological and a hermeneutic phenomenological perception and a socio-cultural theory of learning.

In my search for previous research about dance in preschool I found out that there is little research on the matter so with this study I would like to highlight the importance of using dance as a method of development and learning.

The result shows that preschool teachers’ interpret the curriculum in different ways and it affects how they work with dance in their preschool activities. Dance is mentioned in the curriculum, as one of several ways of expression, but it is not clear how they should be interpreted. Preschool curriculum talks about what the children are expected to develop and learn, but it does not appear in what way or methods to be used to achieve this. Another conclusion of the result shows that the preschool teachers’ who of which were interviewed mentions how dance is used in preschool depends on the preschool teachers’ knowledge and interest in dance.  The result also shows that the preschool teachers’ I have interviewed had a lot of knowledge concerning dance as a tool for learning, but still dance has a small space in preschool.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 50
Keywords [en]
preschool, dance, learning, preschool teachers' experiences, knowledge, interest, curriculum
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34464OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-34464DiVA, id: diva2:1179268
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Education Studies
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2018-02-01 Created: 2018-01-31 Last updated: 2018-02-01Bibliographically approved

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