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Skolans fysiska miljö och hur den påverkar elevernas skoldag: En studie från två skolor
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to examine what students in two schools think of the physical environment in their school, and how this affect their studies. My main question I wanted to answer was:

How does the students think that the physical environment affect their day in school?

I also wanted to find out what the students think is important in the physical environment in their school. 

The study is based on interviews with students i two different schools. One secondary school, in which three eight-grade students were interviewed, and one high school in which two students were interviewed. 

The result of the interviews is that the students think that their work in school is affected by the physical environment. The most important things is to feel safe in school and to have the possibilities to do studies without limitations in the environment, for example room to do their own studies, and a flexibility and variation in the environment. The interviews also tell that the students think that their possibility to have influence on the environment is important, and that the school listens to their suggestions. The difference between the two schools is significant, and this also shows in how the students describe the environment in their schools. 

The study also discuss what learning is, and how the environment can be adapted to encourage students to learn, both in class and outside between classes. The environment is also important when it comes to the ability to adapt the pedagogy to the current curriculum, because of the changes in pedagogy that has occured in the decades that has passed since many schools, like the high school in this study, were built.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Physical environment, identity, influence, learning
Keyword [sv]
Fysisk miljö, identitet, inflytande, lärande
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-7221OAI: diva2:407204
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-03-30 Created: 2011-03-23 Last updated: 2011-03-30Bibliographically approved

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