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Lära för livet?: Svenskämnet ur ett elevperspektiv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Learning for life? : Students' perceptions of Swedish as a school subject (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to explore students’ perceptions and experiences of the school-subject Swedish. Ten qualitative interviews with students in school year nine have been carried out and the results of these interviews constitute the basis of this study.


The result shows that students have a straight-forward attitude towards Swedish as a school-subject. The students identify skills such as reading, writing and speaking, and work in school mainly concerns perfecting these skills. The students think of Swedish as a subject with a clear purpose and find it important and useful.


The result also shows that the students want grading for the purpose of further motivation. However, grading alone is not enough. The pupils also need comments about their work. What is good and what could be improved?


The study further shows the importance of good student-teacher relations. It is necessary to communicate goals, aims, strengths and weaknesses for progression to take place.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
attitude, student perception, Swedish as a school subject, assessment, grades
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8567OAI: diva2:352444
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-03-16 Created: 2010-09-21 Last updated: 2011-03-16Bibliographically approved

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