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  • 1.
    Adam, Linda
    Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
    Språket inom matematiken: En studie om vikten av det svenska språkets betydelse för matematikundervisningen2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is a multicultural country and because of this the Swedish school-system should be adapted so that all pupils can develop their linguistic skills so that they can participate andunderstand the education. By using scientific work from other researchers and my own experiences from a general point of view, I noticed that pupils with foreign origin perform less good in mathematics than pupils with Swedish origin, in the Swedish education system.

    The purpose of this research is to find out if communication and interplay between the pupils makes it easier for them to understand mathematics and its’ concepts. My research involves acertain school class were all pupils have another etnicity then the Swedish one. My aim was to find out if the pupils reached the knowledge-goals for mathematics in the third grade. Especially in the areas of solution solving and the understanding of mathematical texts. I wanted to find out if communication and interplay between the pupils lead to increasedprogress in the Swedish language and increased understanding of mathematical texts. I also examined what possibilities the pupils have to absorb and understand the education and how favourable the conditions are in their teaching process. My starting points were Vygotskijs’ sociocultural perspective. The main research questions were:

    • Is the language a barrier for the pupils in my research group when they develop their mathematical knowledge?
    • Which approach may enhance the pupils knowledge in mathematics?

    The research is based on interviews with the teacher and observations of the pupils during mathematic lessons. With the help of the empirical material I wanted to increase myunderstanding about the process of learning and development in the class and about how the teacher labours and reflects around the situation. She practiced silent and individual studies in the class. The result of this research showed that the pupils were not benefited by the teachersmethods and that they did not reach the main goals in Swedish and mathematics for the earlier years in Swedish compulsory school. The reason to this result is mainly that language and learning go hand in hand and that mathematics requires a good vocabulary and good reading comprehension.

  • 2.
    Allelin, Majsa
    Göteborgs universitet.
    "Kunskap eller pengar?": Utbildningsstrategier i den decentraliserade och resultatstyrda skolan2016In: Låt alla stenar rulla: lärande, estetik, samhälle : en vänbok till Ove Sernhede / [ed] Johan Söderman & Thomas Johansson, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2016, Vol. s. 333-348, p. 333-348Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Alsterdal, Lotte
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Erfarenhetens spelrum2011In: Omtankar: Praktisk kunskap i äldreomsorg / [ed] Lotte Alsterdal, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2011, p. 99-123Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Alsterdal, Lotte
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Essäskrivande som utforskning2014In: Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser / [ed] Anders Burman, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 47-73Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Alsterdal, Lotte
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Omtankar: Praktisk kunskap i äldreomsorg2011Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det här är en bok om praktisk kunskap i äldreomsorg. Boken inleds med sju reflekterande berättelser skrivna av omsorgspersonal om dilemman de möter i sitt arbete. Dilemman i den mening som ges i texterna är svårbedömda situationer där det inte finns några enkla lösningar och där författaren själv är involverad som handlande aktör. Under flera års tid samarbetade vi lärare och forskare vid Centrum för praktisk kunskap vid Södertörns högskola i en serie vidareutbildningar med anställda i äldreomsorgen i Huddinge kommun. De flesta var undersköterskor eller vårdbiträden som inte tidigare kommit i kontakt med högre utbildning, men deltog gjorde också arbetsterapeuter, sjukgymnaster, sjuksköterskor, administratörer och en enhetschef. Deltagarna kom från ett brett spektrum av verksamheter; korttidshem, dagvård, gruppboende, ålderdomshem och hemtjänst.

    Att uppmärksamma och undersöka praktisk kunskap är att rikta blicken mot handlingar med kraft att göra skillnad i enskilda människors vardag. Praktisk kunskap kommer ur de erfarenheter vi gör i livet och hur vi förhåller oss till och ansvarar för dem. Det är kunnande som bottnar, och som utvecklingsarbeten och omtankar kan ta avstamp i. Praktisk kunskap äger rum i ett specifikt sammanhang och uttrycks i handling. Ett av de språk som kan förflytta den till andra rum är berättelsen. Genom berättelser och exempel som gestaltar kan handlingskunskap och erfarenhet bli synlig och reflekteras till nytta för de handlande personerna själva, men också för andra som bryr sig om och vill lära av erfarenheter från äldreomsorg. Ur de enskilda exemplen kan vi förstå och se nya saker i vår egen praktik, men också få syn på det allmängiltiga. Men alla berättelser har inte denna kraft bara för att de är berättelser. Att reflektera över berättelser om handlingssituationer på ett sätt som blir meningsfullt förutsätter ett blottläggande av den egna erfarenheten med dess brister och möjligheter som kräver mod, men också ödmjukhet.

  • 6.
    Alsterdal, Lotte
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Pröckl, MariaSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Inifrån och utifrån: Om praktisk kunskap i förskolan2016Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Här tecknar studenter på den erfarenhetsbaserade förskollärarutbildningen, och forskare som undervisar på samma utbildning, en bild av förskolepedagogens praktiska kunskap. Texterna rör sig mellan ett förtroget inifrånperspektiv och ett teoretiskt utifrånperspektiv. Boken kombinerar på så vis en djupgående undersökning av dagsaktuella frågor som relationen mellan omsorg och lärande, det ökade antalet diagnostiserade barn, resursbrist, lek och utbildningens betydelse, samtidigt som den sätter dessa frågor i relation till vilken förskola, och vilket samhälle, vi vill ha.

  • 7.
    Andersson, Evelina
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Barn enligt barn: Barn som fenomen, undersökande av dess väsen och essens.2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract 

    Children according to children 

    From a phenomenological perspective of childhood sociological approach I have had interviews with eight children made a qualitative survey. The purpose of which was to seek knowledge about children's views on children, and to explore the essence of the phenomenon of children. What emerges from the interviews is that there is a clear differentiation between children and adults. Children and adults do not according to children do the same things, and it is the size acording to them to see if it is a child or not. 

    Being a child is a temporary state, but for the children is the beginning and the end difficult to define. Age has a part in it but also how children play. 

    Based on my interviews I see children describe children as playing thinking phenomena when they analyze children from an outside perspective.

  • 8.
    Andersson, Ken
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    I ett ombonat rum2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    I hope this scientific essay can shed som light over how guilt kan appear at a school, primarily for those working as fritidslärare. Fritidslärare come often in close contact with special needs children.In the story I shall recount a case where I have taken the roll of carer and helping an extroverted pupil through his schoolday. He spends most of his time outside the classrum and is mostly with a special needs teacher. Generally his day is filled with rewards and punishment; methods that I find myself uncomfortable with. On one of these schooldays I find myself giving up on him. I see myself ignoring him, taking out my cell phone while he watches a film on the computer. In this situation I feel guilt. Do I have a bad moral standard or am I just acting in accordance with the situation? The question of how I deal with this guilt and what shape the guilt takes are two of the questions I pose to myself. I have made use of the Algerian author and philosopher Albert Camus and his theory of the absurd and the lack of freedom in our lives and how the absurd always stands in the way of total freedom. If we are aware of its existence then we can live with it and minimize its effect upon us. I will also refer to his novel The Fall (2007) in which the protagonist has long managed to avoid guilt and judgement. He comes to feel discomfort after an incident that he identifies as feelings of guilt. The guilt can be both collective and individual. In my text I shall concentrate on individual guilt. I, as an individual teacher, have my version of the truth whilst those around me have another. What does this imply? I also treat the mechanisms of control within the school that manifest themselves through reward and punishment.

  • 9.
    Axelsdottir, Frida
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    "Det är min kropp och jag säger faktiskt stopp!": En kvalitativ studie om pedagogers beskrivning av sitt arbete och betydelse med barns integritet2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study is to examine how pre-school educators relate to the work on children’s integrity and how educators describe their didactic work on the integrity of children in pre-school. The purpose of the study is to get a better understanding of how educators teach children integrity in pre-school.

    Through interviews with educators who work actively with the children in preschool, it showed how the educators described their work with children's integrity. The result showed that the educators work to teach children the integrity but in different ways. Educators are aware that children need to learn integrity but the knowledge about how to teach the children integrity is not there yet. 

    With good communication and interaction with the children, educators can show the children how to show respect towards themselves and each other and how to be a good friend in pre-school.

    With this study, the idea is to contribute knowledge and awareness about how teachers in pre-school can work with children´s integrity and for the children to learn to respect their body and other bodies.

     

  • 10.
    Azzi, Rebecca
    Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
    Disciplinär eller curlingfostran: En kvalitativ studie om vilka strategier fyra mödrar använder sig av för att fostra sina barn2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The vast majority of parents want their children to succeed and become successful in one way or the other. The very first is that the child will graduate from school. In today’s society which is characterized by career-driven parents, especially mothers, one wonders if somewhere along the way parents are prioritizing their own careers over their children’s school achievements. This might be true in some cases, but in others it could merely be that parents are expecting more from their children’s future. Given that working days are getting longer, quality family time has become essential to most people. The purpose of this study is to find out which strategies mothers use to influence their children and if mothers education or background has no bearing on how they reason about their children’s future. This study was conducted using a qualitative research based on interviews. With the help of interviews, I will find out how and why mothers are using certain strategies and methods in their upbringing and if their backgrounds have been important to the way they raise their children. However, due to time constraints and the small size of the interview pool I can not make a generalization. The theories I use is based primarily on Bourdieu’s capital theory, which I think is best when the study primarily is to examine the strategies mothers use. My conclusion in this study proved that women use different levels of “curling” and discipline in their upbringing. However, it is common to all the woman in the study, that they use more love and emotions than what they themselves experienced as children.   

  • 11.
    Bazgyr, Zine
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Är förskolan för alla?: En studie om pedagogernas inställning gentemot barn med fuktionsnedsättning/barn i behov av särskilt stöd i förskolan2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Preschool is an organization that aims to include and adapt to every child's different needs, conditions and abilities. The political vision of a "preschool for all" means that the activities should be adapted to the needs of every child, but despite this, there are still “special solutions” in preschools. 

    This study aims to gain a broader understanding of pedagogue’s attitude towards children who are in need of special support or have a disability in preschool. Our survey is based on the pedagogue’s point of view, where we aim to find out how pedagogue’s view their proficiency and what opportunities there are to meet the children's different needs. Furthermore, we will investigate how pedagogues reason about their way of working when it comes to the inclusion of children in need of special support.

    Our study is mainly a qualitative method. We were interested in seeing how work, competence and reception could differ from a pre-primary preschool and a preschool that specialize in disability. With that reason in mind, six individual semi- structured interviews were conducted with six different people. Three of them were special needs teachers and worked at a specialized preschool with disabilities and three were pre-school teachers and worked at pre-primary preschools. 

    The study shows a difference in approach between these two preschools. Large children's groups and staff density, among other things, causes work to deteriorate with children who have a disability or are in need of special support. We have also come to the conclusion that “a preschool for all” is not about being physically involved, but is about meeting their needs and being included. Finally, we were able to determine with our study that there is competence for working with children who have a disability or are in need of special support but that there are insufficient resources to meet children's different needs.

  • 12.
    Berntsdotter, Matilda
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Sundqvist, Linn
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Förskollärarens syn på sin kompetens inom bild och bildskapande.: En kvalitativ studie ur ett sociokulturellt perspektiv.2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine the preschool teachers' view of their competence in art and art creation, as well as the competence they consider that a preschool teacher should have and how competence can develop. In this study, we define competence as something you own in the practice of preschool education and that preschool teachers can meet the challenges that the profession requires. Competence is about being able to carry out an action in practice, and in this study, the expression summarizes what a person can in the field of art and art creation. Our study addresses the following questions; how do preschool teachers perceive their competence in art and art creation? What do the preschool teachers think they need in competence in art and art creation? What role do preschool teachers play in promoting their own and children's competence development in art and art creation? Four preschool teachers and a teacher for elementary school's older years who worked in preschool since her education was interviewed with a qualitative interviewing method from a sociocultural perspective. The results show that the competencies that preschoolers apprehend is competence that includes material knowledge, the ability to link activities with curriculum and theories, and to make it a fun-filled activity for the children. In order to develop their competence, the result shows that they use continuous education and collegial learning and in interaction with children.

  • 13. Blomberg, Gunilla
    et al.
    Wolrath-Söderberg, Maria
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Dilemman i förhörsledarrollen2019 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    ”Det kan väl inte vara så svårt att hålla förhör, jag kan ju snacka med folk”, tänkte Gunilla Blomberg i början av sin poliskarriär. Men erfarenheten lärde henne snart att det är en komplex utmaning. Utöver kännedom om relevanta lagar kräver det bland annat psykologisk kunskap, kommunikativa strategier, tolkningsförmåga, förtrogenhet med rättssystemet och praktisk klokhet.

    I den här essän analyserar Gunilla Blomberg, tillsammans med Maria Wolrath Söderberg, ett fall som ruskade om henne och som gjorde att hon kom att se på förhörsledarrollen på ett nytt sätt.

  • 14.
    Boberg, Karin
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetic Learning Processes. Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
    Högberg, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetic Learning Processes. Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
    Estetiska lärprocesser i skola och lärarutbildning2014In: Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser / [ed] Anders Burman, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 75-91Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Bornemark, Jonna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Döden som skiljer oss åt – döden som binder oss samman2011In: Omtankar: Praktisk kunskap i äldreomsorg / [ed] Lotte Alsterdal, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2011, p. 171-193Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Bothén, Fredrik
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Vem bestämmer över kepsen?: En essä om hur traditioner, etik, normer och elevinflytande påverkar elevers vardag i skolan och på fritidshemmet2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna vetenskapliga essä har jag som blivande pedagog på fritidshem undersökt huruvida mitt agerande i ett dilemma kunde gjorts annorlunda eller om mitt agerande var rätt utifrån ett antal teorier och perspektiv. Dilemmat utgår från att jag lyfter två frågor på ett arbetslagsmöte, dels om eleverna verkligen behöver vara tysta i fem minuter när de ska äta mat för att sedan prata, dels om eleverna måste ta av sig kepsen inomhus då det uppkommer heta diskussioner mellan lärare och elever om kepsen vara eller inte vara inomhus. Dessa två frågor ställde mig i en situation som jag inte kunde ana, framförallt beroende på reaktionerna från lärarnas sida. Efter en lång diskussion så accepterar personalen på skolan att prova ta bort de fem tysta minuterna. Men när jag lyfte frågan om att låta elever bära keps på sig inomhus så tystades jag ner, snabbt och högt, utan diskussion eller åtanke om vad eleverna önskar. Ställer jag mig på elevernas sida så får jag lärarna emot mig då det verkar som om det är de som bestämmer i skolan av tradition. Jag använder mig av ett antal etablerade akademikers skrifter, bland annat av Björn Haglund och Inge Johansson för att reda ut hur makten mellan fritidshemmet och skolans personalgrupper ser ut. Vidare så behandlar jag dilemmat utifrån perspektiven om elevers delaktighet och inflytande beaktat skolan demokratiska uppdrag som stadgas i skolans läroplan. I den sista delen av litteraturdiskussionen har jag valt att se dilemmat ur ett etiskt perspektiv med hjälp av framförallt filosoferna Jan-Olov Henriksens och Arne Johan Vetlesens bok Etik i arbete med människor. I slutordet visar jag på att mitt dilemma inte har ett givet svar. Beroende på ur vilken synvinkel jag ser på dilemmat så blir resultatet olika.

  • 17.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Learning processes in environmental NGOs2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Non-formal learning - similar settings, divergent cultures. : A study of Polish and Swedish Environmental NGOs2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Non-formal learning - similar settings, divergent cultures. : A study of two environmental organizations in four countries2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Non-formal learning - similar settings, divergent cultures. : Comparison of Polish and Swedish ENGOs2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Social Movement Learning - what is learned and how in envirnmental NGOs2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Burman, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History of Ideas.
    Det estetiska, kunskapen och lärprocessen2014In: Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser / [ed] Anders Burman, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 7-28Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Dahlborg, Bi
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetic Learning Processes. Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
    Modet att mötas genom vänskap och konst2014In: Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser / [ed] Anders Burman, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 269-289Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Diduck, Alan P.
    et al.
    University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada.
    Raymond, Christopher M.
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    Rodela, Romina
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
    Moquin, Robert
    University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada.
    Boerchers, Morrissa
    University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada.
    Pathways of learning about biodiversity and sustainability in private urban gardens2019In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nature-based solutions directed at improving biodiversity, on both public and private land, can provide multiple benefits, but many of these benefits are not being fully realised. One reason is the normative and cognitive disconnect between people and nature, highlighting the need for new learning programs to foster better nature connections. More is known about learning in the context of community gardens than in relation to private gardens. Using semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis, this study explores learning among residents engaged in home gardening for biodiversity in Winnipeg, Canada. We uncovered diverse and interconnected learning processes/activities founded on formative childhood experiences. The processes/activities were non-formal and informal, and included individual, social and blended experiences. Learning outcomes were also mutually influencing and multi-levelled, comprising normative, cognitive/behavioural and relational changes. The results support an analytical framework suggesting how learning-focused initiatives can enhance biodiversity on private property and aid in delivery of nature-based solutions.

  • 25.
    Dvorak, Martin
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, English language.
    I Have Read the Chapters, But I Do Not Remember: Factors Affecting Intake, Retention and Recall of New Information Among Swedish University Students2016In: INTED2016 Proceedings / [ed] L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres, Valencia, Spain: IATED Academy , 2016, p. 504-509Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The affluence of information sources we currently experience due to economic prosperity of western cultures and modern information technologies seems to have, apart from its positive effects associated with the ready availability of information, some negative ones as well. These seem to be related to the counterproductive way students utilize these sources, which, in some cases, may hinder their progress, reduce the efficiency of the overall educational process, and render teachers frustrated due to their students not coming prepared to their seminars.

    Besides looking into factors affecting intake, retention and recall of new information among Swedish university students, which appear to be directly associated with the scarcity principle and perceived value of the information sources the students use, the paper also discusses their inability to deploy relevant cognitive and metacognitive strategies in the process of learning, the impact of exposure to a certain assessment, learning and grading culture, as well as possible solutions to the issue.

  • 26.
    Dvorák, Martin
    Masaryk University, Brno.
    Language Acquisition in a Toddler and Factors Affecting its Speed2008In: Sociokulturni kompetence ve vyuce cizich jazyku, Praha, 2008, p. 5 s.-Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper focuses on the factors affecting the speed at which a toddler acquires language, chiefly new expressions and collocations. A special attention is paid to the individual functions of the child’s early language as described by M.A. K. Halliday (instrumental, regulatory, interactional, etc.) and the situations determining these. It also aims to point out idiosyncrasies of the acquisition process in terms of the infant’s exposure to two different languages – a major one (spoken by most of the members of the infant’s community) and the minor one (spoken by one of his/her parents only). Besides the theoretical background, the paper presents author’s practical examples and authentic recordings.

  • 27.
    Dvorák, Martin
    Masaryk University, Brno.
    Language Acquisition in an Infant: Role of Context2009In: Janua linguarum reserata: linvisticke, lingvodidakticke a literarni reflexe pro nove milenium, Pilsen, 2009, p. 14-20Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper focuses on the role different kinds of context (situational, physical, social, and linguistic) play in the development of infant's language during its individual stages (cooing, babbling, word and sentence formation) and attempts to delineate those contextual factors that the author considers most fruitful in the language acquisition process. Some attention is also paid to the peculiarities of bilingual upbringing such as language games the child himself/herself invents in the context of two languages (Czech vs. English) and calque creation. The paper lists numerous examples and its presentation is accompanied by audio and video material collected during research.

  • 28.
    Dvorák, Martin
    et al.
    Masaryk University, Brno.
    Smrzova, Jana
    www.nefrologie.eu: Building an Electronic Source of Information on the Principles of Andragogy2010In: Alternativni metody vyuky 2010, Prague, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The cooperation between a patient and their physician represents a pre-requisite for successful treatment. Provided the patient is well-informed and willing to cooperate, their illness turns out to progress more slowly and, as a result, they usually live longer than the one who is not as they are more likely to take precautions against medical complications associated with it. Moreover, the quality of such a person’s life is higher and treatment less expensive.The nefrologie.eu portal aims to educate patients, their relatives and other people interested in the area of kidney diseases. Apart from the provision of information on how to prevent and alleviate kidney-related disorders, the portal conducts a perpetual needs analysis thereby ensuring it is the areas that interest patients most that are widely covered by it. In this respect, it also serves as a needs analysis tool for doctors to monitor the fields patients most frequently lack information about allowing them to pinpoint and focus on these during their sessions with their own patients.As the counseling section comprises answers to the questions (800 up to now) the visitors (more than 200 a day) have posted via the site and thus contains concrete information relevant to the individual visitors’ past, present and future lives, its educational impact is facilitated through the personalization factor. What also contributes to the efficiency of the educational process is the fact the information is presented through multiple presentation channels and thus ensures sufficient repetitions and variations on themes.The paper also discusses other principles of andragogy that appear crucial in building a publicly available electronic information source targeting medical education of adults.

  • 29.
    Ebersköld, Emelie
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Formativ bedömning i skolan: En studie om hur elever i årskurs 5 och i årskurs 6 uppfattar formativ bedömning i svenskundervisningen2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to explore students perception of parts of formative assessment which involve the subject of Swedish writing. The study include students from grade 5 to grade 6, and the study has the following questions:

    • How do students perceive the third key strategy in formative assessment which includes using feedback in new learning situations in narrative text?
    • How do students perceive the forth key strategy in formative assessment which includes activating the students as learning resources for each other in narrative text in the Swedish subject?
    • How do students perceive the fifth key strategy which includes taking responsibility for their own learning in narrative text in the Swedish subject?

    The study has a student perspective of the formative assessment by letting the students answer a survey. The theoretical framework consist of the framework for formative assessment and the sociocultural perspective of learning, proximal development zone. The result shows that students perception of feedback from the teacher is positive, and the students view of the peer assessment has both positive and negative elements. The positive is that a classmate has done the task and more often than not has the same perspective of things. The majority of students in grade 6 thought that they learned to write their texts better after a peer assessment which students in grade 5 didn’t think. If students perception of key strategies became visible in teaching it could lead to more students taking benefits in their learning process. The study shows that some students are afraid of receiving peer assessment because they have contained bad comments, and it’s difficult to give peer assessment. Many of the students think that it´s much better to receive feedback from the teacher, rather than a peer. As a Swedish teacher or as a future Swedish teacher to be, it´s important to make these key strategies visible and turn the negative into positive so the students can take benefit from them.

  • 30.
    Eriksson, Susanne
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    HR-partnerns spelrum i verksamheten: Om tillhörighet, omgivning och krav på mätbarhet2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    It is common, that research in the area of Human Resource (HR) and Human Resource Management (HRM),  is placed at schools of business and administration. The conceptualization is characterized by management and organization theory, focusing on how the function creates the best value for the organization. Here, as I see it, is a gap to fill. This essay, built on the theory of practical knowledge, is primarily based on hermeneutics and Dreyfus and Dreyfus's learning theory. 

    I investigate the professional skills of the HR-partner and I problematize about the importance of the latitude of the HR partner's professional skills. I have conducted four deep interviewers with; two HR-partners, one HR-manager, and one manager who is the customer of the services of the HR-department. The essay shows that in the municipality I have investigated, which I have given the fictive name Ärlanda, it is not primarily the formal structures that determine how the HR-partner is acting. The latitude for the HR-partner to act and use all his or her work skills is dependent upon a consistency between the expectations of the business, the mission of the HR-department and the individual HR employee's experiences. This will give a space to act in prevention and work with issues at the long range term. Otherwise, as I see it, there is a risk in the endeavor of the HR-department to provide professional HR support with standardized procedures that ease the work of the managers in the organization. This risk is that the professional skills of the HR-partner get occupied by the routine assignments. In the long run, this will be at the expense of the ability to act wisely in the specific situation. 

  • 31.
    Essving, Linn
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Tense and aspect errors in junior high school students’ writing: A study of risk taking2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    English is taught in Swedish schools as a foreign language. The students are at different levels, and most of them try to achieve a higher proficiency level. While the extent to which students are successful at learning a language depends on many different factors. Previous studies have shown that students who are open to taking risks in their production are at an advantage.

    The present study investigated 80 texts written by students in the seventh and the ninth grade. The main aim was to investigate to what extent errors and complexity levels can be explained in relation to risk taking. In more detail, the study examined differences between the grades in terms of degree of syntactic complexity and what kinds of aspect and tense errors were made. To be able to investigate the errors an approach called Error Analysis was used.

    The results showed that for both grades, substitution errors were the most common error and there was a significant difference between the grades (p<0.001); however, the other errors showed no significant differences. Regarding the complexity levels, there was a highly significant difference (significance level p<0.001) for the least complex sentences, but there were no significant differences between the grades for the highest and second highest levels of complexity.

    The results furthermore suggest that there is a correlation between risk taking and a higher likelihood of making errors, as a large proportion of the erroneous sentences written by students from the ninth grade were found in syntactically complex sentences. Most of the errors made by students in the seventh grade were found in less syntactically complex sentences however.

     

  • 32.
    Forsman, Michael
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Reich, Carina
    Stockholms konstnärliga högskola.
    Who Made Me Kill The Fish?: Narrativ performance som lärande2014In: Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser / [ed] Anders Burman, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 355-374Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 33.
    Fredricson Flodin, Fia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetic Learning Processes. Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
    Improvisation som estetisk lärprocess2014In: Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser / [ed] Anders Burman, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 217-232Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 34.
    Gullö, Jan-Olof
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Journalism.
    Man lär sig bäst när man lär andra2010In: Tradition och praxis i högre utbildning: tolv ämnesdidaktiska studier / [ed] Anders Burman, Ana Graviz, Johan Rönnby, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2010, p. 81-98Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Gunnarson, Martin
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Svenaeus, FredrikSödertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    The Body as Gift, Resource, and Commodity: Exchanging Organs, Tissues, and Cells in the 21st Century2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Departing from three metaphors—the body as gift, resource, and commodity—the book explores the contemporary exchange of organs, tissues, and cells. Although the gift is the sanctioned metaphor for donating parts of the body, the underlying perspective from the side of states, authorities, and the medical establishment often seems to be that the body shall be understood as a resource. But medicine, as some of the contributors to this book show, is not sealed off from the market economy. Increasingly, therefore, body parts become commodities on legal as well as illegal markets.

    The chapters of the book are arranged in a way that presents, one after the other, the three metaphors of the body, starting with the body as gift, proceeding by way of the body as resource, and ending in the body as commodity. Although all three metaphors as ways of conceptualizing and making use of the human body can be found throughout human history, the present drive of commercialization will increasingly force us to identify and scrutinize the way these metaphors are used. Not only in addressing the fascinating question of what kind of an object (subject) the human body is, but also in trying to decipher what interests lurk behind the use of the metaphors in question when claiming that human bodies, organs, tissues, and cells are gifts, resources or commodities. The ambition of this volume is to address and remedy the need of a hermeneutics not only of depth, but also of suspicion, in the case of organ transplantation and other medical technologies involving the transfer of human tissues and cells.

  • 36.
    Gunnarsson, Hugo
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    En bekant kontext: En kartläggning och jämförelse av ämnesspråk i Sveriges mest använda matematikbok samt i de nationella proven för elever i årskurs 6.2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A Familiar Context - a survey and comparison of mathematical language in the most widely-used mathematics textbook and in the standardized national tests for grade 6 students in Sweden.

    Studies have shown that language has a crucial role when students learn mathematics but there is a lack of empirical surveys mapping how mathematical language is used in different practices. One aspect of mathematical language called personification, which is associated with something that generates personal interest or contributes with a familiar context, seems to affect low-performing students in a negative way in their problem solving in the subjects of algebra and geometry.

    The overall aim of this study is to perform an empirical survey and analysis over how the personification of the mathematical language is used in the most commonly used mathematics textbook and the standardized national tests for students in grade 6 in Sweden. To answer this purpose, two research questions have been formulated:

    To what extent are natural language, mathematical imagery and mathematical symbols personalized in the field of algebra and geometry?

    How do typical mathematical tasks differ in the subjects of algebra and geometry?

    Method: Selected mathematical tasks from the most commonly used mathematics textbook and the national tests were analyzed in regards to personification. These selected tasks were also analyzed in regards to the concepts, metonymy and metaphor which can be used to distinguish the core of natural language in mathematical tasks.

    Results: There are differences between the uses of personification in the subjects of algebra and geometry. Personification was also found to be more common in the national tests than in the mathematics textbook. A comparison between the typical tasks from each subject area in the mathematics textbook and the national tests also showed that metaphorical form, a concept like personification associated with familiar context, is used more in the national tests than in the mathematics book.

    Conclusions: A clear difference in the use of personification and metaphorical form between textbooks and standardized national tests in mathematics for year 6 students was identified. Such differences in language usage may impair mathematics knowledge assessment. It is therefore important to make authors aware of how language use can affect a student's problem solving ability and raises the question as to whether personification and metaphorical form should be included in testing mathematical knowledge?

  • 37.
    Hansen, Kjetil Falkenberg
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Normark, Maria
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Tutored academic writing as motivation and a formative assessment for learning2015In: KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2015: Abstracts, Stockholm: KTH , 2015, p. C6-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Hansson, Wilhelm
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it.
    Tankar om dialogens roll i undervisning2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There is an ongoing discussion about the declining quality of the teaching in the swedish school. This essay is a contribution to that discussion. It suggests that a certain kind of dialogue is necessary for the quality of the teaching to recover, and thereby also the quality of the students’ education.

    The author turns firstly to philosophers of dialogue and finds in their works views appropriate to use when facing the situation of the swedish school. With the ideas of Martin Buber the author redefines the students as creatures of relationships. This view influences how knowledge is defined and it emphasises that dialogue is necessary for the students’ development of knowledge. The author then turns to rhetoricians to acquire knowledge of how to create dialogues in which relationships are important.

    The author also investigates the teachers’ point of view and realises that they highly value relationships in the school. He also understands that they are very interested in rhetoric, although their understanding of rhetoric is limited to performance, namely to actio and pronuntiatio. Therefore, when turning to teachers with suggestions on how to create dialogues, consideration to this must be taken.

    The author suggests that the dialogue appropriate in the swedish school, is an ongoing exchange of views and ideas. This dialogue is possible to create, only if the teachers’ and the students’ attitudes towards each other are composed of certain features such as honesty, trust, confidence, and interest. 

  • 39.
    Haseeb, Nawal
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Ett fritidshems mottagande av flyktingbarn2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During the last years many new refugees have arrived in Sweden, many of these are children. In media there has been many debates on how this would affect the schools in general. In this thesis I have chosen to examine how the schools recreation centres adopt their operations to cope with the newly arrived pupils with a starting point in the official curriculum. The study is based on interviews at two school recreation centres in Stockholm who have received newly arrived pupils who do not speak Swedish. The result shows that the recreational centres have not really used any specific model to plan their operations. One model that could be used by the recreational centres and their work with newly arrived pupils is the so-called STOP-model.

  • 40.
    Hautala, Susanna
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Alla vägar bär till mål: Formativ bedömning i geografiundervisning på mellanstadiet2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine what kind of formative assessments is used in the Geography education at middle-school in Sweden, and how the use of formative assessment differs between teachers. A further aimis to examine whether any problems canbe observed with formative assessment in Geography education. Following questions will try to be answered:

    • What strategies informative assessment occurs in Geography educationin indoor schooling at Swedish schools?
    • What problems/lacks can be observed based on the strategies used in formative assessment in Geography subject in indooreducation?
    • How does the use of formative assessment differ between three Geography teachers?

    To answer these questions, nine lessons in Geography education were observed in total; three teachers held three lessons each which were observed. Earlier studies have showed that Geography education held outdoors was more motivational according to students. Earlier studies also concludethat students considered that Geography education held indoors had no purpose, and that students were passive during the lessons. Other studies have showed that lessons where formative assessment was used, increased the students' motivation and desire to learn. This study concludes that all strategies in formative assessment has been used by all three teachers. One conclusion is that when the goals of the lesson wasn't visible for the pupils, it affected the motivation of pupils. Another conclusion is that when the goals of the lesson wasn't visible, there was a connection to pupils not using self-regulated learning.

  • 41.
    Henell, Ulla
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Möte, reflektion och ansvar: i arbete som sjukgymnast i neurologisk rehabilitering2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This scientific essay depicts two encounters with individuals who have suffered stroke. While reflecting about these encounters I describe dilemmas in my professional everyday work. I try to describe the importance of understanding between me as a physiotherapist working with neurological rehabilitation and the individuals I encounter. The purpose is achieving good rehabilitation. My responsibility is to make sure the individual feels invested in the rehabilitation and thus actively participate. Problems arise when the person as a result of disease do not have autonomy and consequently is unable to take responsibility.

    Philosophers’ and other authors’ thoughts and opinions about practical knowledge, encounters, responsibility and reflection as well as my own thoughts about the encounters I have had are described and analyzed.

    My conclusion is that both theoretical and practical knowledge are needed in my work. The practical knowledge is often tacit knowledge. Reflection is essential for me to be able to do my work as well as possible and to earn experience and practical knowledge. Even though I try to make ethical choices in my occupation I am not always successful. It is when reflecting and feeling disappointed about these failures that I emerge a more experienced professional in my field.

  • 42.
    Hernwall, Patrik
    Södertörn University College, School of Communication, Technology and Design, Media technology.
    Utmaningar och betydelser: reflektioner kring innebörden av en digital kompetens2008In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, no 2, p. 9-13Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Hjalmarsson, Jan
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library.
    Wikipedia – ett verktyg för lärande och bildning?2010In: NU2010 Dialog för lärande: 13-15 oktober 2010 : Aula Magna Stockholms universitet, Stockholm: SUHF , 2010, p. 160-Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur kan lärare och bibliotekarier tillsammans arbeta med att integrera kritisk informationssökning iämnesundervisningen inom högre utbildning? Hur kan uppslagsverket Wikipedia användas som ettverktyg för lärande? Kan kritisk informationssökning och nya fenomen som Wikipedia även relateras tillbildningsbegreppet idag?Syftet med detta utvecklingsprojekt var att undersöka hur Wikipedia kan användas som ett verktyg i undervisning för att integrera källkritisk träning inom högre utbildning på grundnivå. Från höstterminen 2007 och framåt har jag, iegenskap av undervisande bibliotekarie på Södertörns högskola, samarbeta med ämnet etnologi kring engruppuppgift som går ut på att söka information om vetenskapliga begrepp. Uppgiften har ingått i den förstadelkursen ”Kulturella perspektiv” som ger en allmän presentation av ämnet och studiet av kulturell mångfald. Detetnologiska forskningsfältet presenteras och aktuella vetenskapliga perspektiv och begrepp diskuteras med särskild hänsyn till kulturell mångfald och med fokus på genus, klass och etnicitet. I kursvärderingarna har flera studenter betonat uppgiftens betydelse för en fördjupad kunskap om källkritiskt tänkande när det gäller olika webbaserade sökverktyg och informationskällor. En text som beskriver arbetet finns redovisad i antologin: Pedagogiskt arbete i teori och praktik: om bibliotekens roll för studenters och doktoranders lärande. Birgitta Hansson & Anna Lyngfelt (red.) 2009. För de allra flesta unga människor i Sverige är datorn, Internet och mobiltelefonen en självklar del av vardagen. Nya kunskaper och färdigheter betonas i samhället idag: förmågan att sortera, värdera, välja ut information och kunna sätta in information och informationskällor i meningsfulla sammanhang. Dessa till kunskaper och färdigheter kopplas ofta samman med begrepp såsom datorkunskap, informationskompetens eller digital kompetens. Begreppen har lanserats inom olika sammanhang för att beskriva en slags nyckelkompetens som anses vara central för en aktiv medborgare i ett samhälle som präglas av globalisering, snabb teknisk förändring och tillgängligheten till information. Wikipedia är ett relativt nytt fenomen inom informationsvärlden och har fått ett stort genomslag. Användningen av Wikipedia är en högst aktuell och omdebatterad fråga både i media och inom högre utbildning. Inte bara på Södertörns högskola, utan på flera andra lärosäten, används detta uppslagsverk i undervisningen för examinationsuppgifter eller som ett verktyg för att träna kritiskt tänkande hos studenter. Kan kritisk informationssökning och nya fenomen som Wikipedia även relateras till bildningsbegreppet idag?

  • 44.
    Hjertström Lappalainen, Jonna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Innan erfarenheten: estetiska lärprocesser i ljuset av John Deweys estetik2014In: Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser / [ed] Anders Burman, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 29-46Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Hjertström Lappalainen, Jonna
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Schwarz, Eva
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Konsten att lära av erfarenheten2014In: Den reflekterade erfarenheten: John Dewey om demokrati, utbildning och tänkande / [ed] Anders Burman, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 99-113Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Hjort Stålgren, Madeleine
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Vem ska jag prioritera?: En vetenskaplig essä om barn i behov av särskilt stöd i relation till resursfördelning2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna essä kommer att behandla ett dilemma i vilket jag befinner mig i en situation där tre barn med olika behov behöver min hjälp varpå jag behöver prioritera vem jag ska hjälpa först. Det faktum att denna situation uppstått samt att jag står själv inför detta är aspekter som föreligger på en högre organisatorisk nivå än den jag kan påverka. Hur bör jag som pedagog agera i en situation som denna där prioriteringar av olika barns behov ställs emot varandra? Hur ser skolans resursfördelning ut och hur påverkas barnen av att inte få det stöd de är i behov av? Vilket ansvar bär organisationen för uppkomsten av situationer likt dessa? I denna essä reflekteras det över vilka faktorer som ligger till grund för att situationer likt dessa uppstår. Vidare kommer situationen i sin helhet att analyseras utifrån ett barnperspektiv för att se vilken påverkan detta har på barnen och slutligen kommer min roll som fritidspedagog att belysas. Denna reflektion och analys kommer bland annat att styrkas av ett hermeneutiskt arbetssätt, teorier om praktisk kunskap och etiska aspekter. Även organisationskulturen kommer att ses över.

  • 47.
    Jansson-Lindberg, Maria
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    ”Ibland kan man tro att man har samma idéer om saker och ting. Men sen när man pratar om dem, kan man höra att det är olika.”: En kvalitativ studie om förskollärarens uppfattning om arbetslagets betydelse för konflikthanteringen mellan barn.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    PurposeThe purpose with thisstudyis to find out how preschool teachers describe their individual and collaborative work in relation to handling and preventing the children’s conflicts. Further the objective is to discover therole of the individual pedagogue, and the teacher team have in conflict situations. To discover the relevance of the teacher teamin the children’s conflicts,the studywill also evaluate how the collaborative work within the teamcan be made possible. Research methodThe data has been collected by interviews to research how the preschool teachers describe the individual, and collaborative work with conflicts, and how they perceive the work with conflicts.ResultsThe study shows that the preschool teachers find thatit’s important to handlethe conflicts that emerge among the children. Although the collaborative work within the teacher teams varied, the teachers still found it of importance of handlingthe conflicts within the group. According to the preschool teachers, the reason that the collaborative work is crucial is because a lack of organization between the pedagogues, results in inconsistent methods for handling the children’s conflicts. An organized teacher team is also important because the collaboration allow the children to develop and learn from their conflicts.

  • 48.
    Jessica, Heijkenskjöld
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    lana, hellal
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Att designa förskolans miljö för lärande och samspel: En kvalitativ studie om förskollärarnas syn på miljön inom förskoleverksamheter2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Creating a preschool environment for learning and interaction.

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how preschool teachers describe the practical work that they do to design the preschool environments and how the children's learning and interaction come to be part of that process. The questions addressed in the study were: How do the preschool teachers describe their workplace learning environments? How do the preschool teachers reason about their way of developing their workplace learning environments? How does your preschool environment promote children's interests, learning, and interaction? The study is of qualitative nature and both interviews and observations have been carried out at two Reggio Emilia-inspired preschools in the southern part of Stockholm. The analysis has been examined from a design-oriented perspective. The results show that the preschool teacher's thoughts about children are important for how they shape the preschool learning environment. By continually observing how the children use the environment to interact and what they are interested in, they can, together with the children reflect and start up new projects and further develop the learning environment. The preschool teachers seek to create an inspiring, accessible and transparent environment but also one that can change long-term or short-term at any time. The preschool teachers' perceptions of children as competent and unique individuals who can be helped to reach their own special potential allows for the children to explore and become co-creators of their learning environment.

  • 49.
    Johansson, Maria
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Titta, vad jag har byggt!: En kvalitativ studie kring förskolebarns kommunikation och samspel under legobyggande2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Lego – What happens when preschool children construct with Lego? A qualitative study about childrens interactions and communication around constructing with Lego. This study is in part based on my own personal interest in Lego and is also a study about communication, relationship and social competence. The aim of my study is to highlight these three concepts in the construction with Lego. All humans communicate in one way or another. My study is aimed towards communication during a special event which in this instance is construction play with Lego. To construct with Lego and at the same time talk about life and the experiences the children have had has been interesting and rewarding to observe. I have chosen to do three different observations in three different group of children and also interviewed two pre-schoolteachers. The children in my study where between the ages of 3-5.

    The study addresses two questions:

    1. What do preschool children communicate during construction play with Lego?

    2. How does a preschool child interact with other children and with the material Lego?

    I have discovered that the children talk, play and interact with their own life experiences and fantasies. I have also discovered that if someone is not able there will always be someone else who can. In my study, I have noted that the children give and take of each other to implement their building or play. The environment around the construction has a significant importance in how the play, talk and interaction develop. There should be a given place in the preschool for Lego, to enable children to showcase their constructions so they can talk about them.

    The conclusion of this study is that children communicate and share experiences with each other. The conversations between the children was often about their normal day to day activities and how they shared their knowledge. One could say it was a mix of life, play, feelings, relations, friendship and communication.

     

    Keywords: Communication, Construction, Children, Interaction, relationships and Lego.

  • 50.
    Josephson, Agneta
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge. Linköpings universitet.
    Kunskap genom gestaltning och reflektion: om forumteater och forumspel som kunskapande handling2014In: Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser / [ed] Anders Burman, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 311-332Chapter in book (Refereed)
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