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Norrberga Skolmodell- En ny modell av skola: Vad några elever i sjätte klass tycker om sin skola
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study titled School Model of Norrberga- a New Model of School. Some opinions that six pupils in the sixth grade have of their school is an explorative study. The purpose of this study is to some extent explain the ideas behind this quite spectacular model of school and the intentions of the City Council of Norrberga as they decided that all the schools that were to be renovated or built in the town of Norrberga had to follow a specific script.   

As I first visited The Moonlight School I was puzzled. How do the teachers work it out? But, above all: Do the pupils work it out? What do they think about their school? When I was to write my final essay I wanted to try to sort this school out in more scientific terms. 

There is a nice, warm atmosphere at the school and the pupils make good results. The school has an open architecture and there are seven classes with 60 pupils each and three teachers per class. Pupils and teachers work together in various work units in different areas of the school.

In this newly built school with hardly any inside walls, or walls made of glass, the pupils in the sixth grade experience new ways of teaching. In order to find out how these pupils, having experienced both the old Moonlight School and the new model, looked upon their new school I wanted to perform individual interviews with some of them. I also visited the school a couple of days to observe the atmosphere and how they organised the day. 

While analysing the collected material trying to describe the school I found support in the theories of Michel Foucault and John Dewey as well as scientific reports about school buildings and history of schooling. I selected those I found most significant for this study. 

I found that the pupils mainly are satisfied with their school. Those having experienced all their schooling there do not have problem with the lack of not transparent walls nor with people and transports passing through the spacious educational area. 

The community wanted to build smaller schools with more efficient use of the facilities. There is also an intention of developing new ways of teaching better adapted to current teaching methods and curriculum.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , p. 46
Keywords [en]
open architecture, environmental psychology, work unit, interaction
Keywords [sv]
öppen planlösning, miljöpsykologi, arbetslag, interaktion
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-5320OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-5320DiVA, id: diva2:383844
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Available from: 2011-01-10 Created: 2011-01-06 Last updated: 2011-01-10Bibliographically approved

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