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Värdet av skapande i förskolan: En studie om pedagogers förhållande till skapande verksamhet i Stockholm och i Tornedalen
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The value of creativity in preschool : A study on how pedagogues in Stockholm and in Tornedalen relate to creative activities (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate how preschool pedagogues in Stockholm and in Tornedalen speak about and relate to creative activities. By qualitative interviews in two geographically distant areas, one minority culture and one majority culture, I have collected information from six pedagogues, three in each area. Values in, and the significance of culture in creative activities have been the main focus. From this study I conclude that all pedagogues agreed upon the creative activity having an extensive role in the preschool work. The role of the individual pedagogue within the creative activity is multiple and dependent on where, when and how the activity is carried out. The focus in creative activities varied; while the pedagogues in Stockholm mostly spoke about creativity as a phenomenon of art, the pedagogues in Tornedalen spoke about creativity in a wider sense and often connected to practical problems. Another important factor relevant to creative activities was the environment like the preschool, the home, the nature and the society. The way the pedagogues used these environments differed remarkably; in Tornedalen they spoke more about the family and different professions in the society while the pedagogues in Stockholm spoke about the nature and exhibitions. My opinion, after this study, is that it is difficult to discriminate the creative activities from other preschool work, since creativity is permeated with playing and vice versa. Creativity is also a natural part of children exploring and if you like creative activities can permeate everything a pedagogue attends to.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Creative activities, Preschool, Culture, Bourdieu, Sociology
Keyword [sv]
Skapande verksamhet, Förskola, Kultur, Bourdieu, Sociologi
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-55451OAI: diva2:404090
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-03-14 Created: 2011-03-15 Last updated: 2012-03-14Bibliographically approved

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