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Från kaos till lekens lugn och ro: En essä om samspelets betydelse för barn i behov av särskilt stöd
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

My purpose is to examine how we at the preschool where I work treat children with special needs in different situations. I will tell a story that is based on various events that happen in my workplace in which I have been a part. I will explore how each of these situations affects teachers' approach and attitude towards the children. I based my story on my own experience and choose a hermeneutic method to reflect on my and other educators' actions. The story is about Adam, a boy with behavioral difficulties leading to conflicts with his peers. We educators need to spend quite a lot of time with Adam trying to prevent conflicts. I want to examine how we treat children in need of special support focusing on Adam and why we feel inadequate to help him and the other children.

I will also write about how the term "children with special needs" have changed over time. I want to explore the importance of the early years in a child's life in preschool, for both the children with special needs as well as other children. Hopefully I'll find various ways for these children to gather different experiences and build their skills at preschool.

I wonder if we have enough knowledge to be able to offer good opportunities for children in need of special support in their development. How can we give so much time to these children while we simultaneously have to offer the other kids a good environment full of opportunities to learn and grow?

I will be using Vygotskij's theory about the importance of the child's interaction with its environment. Vygotskij brings up the difference of what the child can learn on its own and that which the child learns through interaction with others, which calls for an active adult to support the child. This way, the individual's learning plays a bigger role in its interaction with its surroundings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Children with special needs, approach, interactions, educator, pre-school
Keyword [sv]
Barn i behov av särskilt stöd, förhållningssätt, samspel, pedagog, förskola
National Category
Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22826OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-22826DiVA: diva2:708168
Subject / course
Education Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Available from: 2014-03-27 Created: 2014-03-26 Last updated: 2014-03-27Bibliographically approved

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