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Aj lavva populav: en essä om barnperspektiv och barns perspektiv
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this experience-based essay is to examine and problematize the idea that preschool activities should be based upon children's perspective, experiences and interests. How can we understand the meaning of children's perspective, experience and interests? And how do we know that we interpret the children's expressions correctly? How can we manage to take into account, and respect, the child's perspective, their experiences and interests, as we strive to create meaningful learning situations? The method of my investigation is essay writing. My story is based on my own experiences and reveals a difficulty to properly manage to comprehend the children's perspective. To get answers for my questions I reflect on my own experiences, partly from my own knowledge, partly from pre-school policy documents and established theories. The theories I am exploring deals with children's perspective and the child perspective. William Corsaros theory about children's interpretive reproduction, and Lev S. Vygotsky's theory about imagination and creativity in the sense of knowledge-creation and meaning, is also relevant in my study. My work on this essay has deepened my understanding regarding the significance of children's perspectives, interests and experiences in preschool. I have also gained a greater awareness of how our own knowledge affects how we interpret children's expressions and there creation of meaning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [sv]
barns erfarenheter och intressen, delaktighet, inflytande, barnperspektiv, barns perspektiv, kreativitet, fantasi, meningsskapande
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29332OAI: diva2:897528
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-01-26 Created: 2016-01-25 Last updated: 2016-01-26Bibliographically approved

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