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Om jag hade levt på medeltiden…: Historiemedvetandets utveckling genom högläsning av skönlitteratur, boksamtal och att skriva berättelser.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
If I had lived in the Middle Ages… : historical consciousness development byreading fiction literature aloud, book talk and writing stories. (English)
Abstract [en]


According to the curriculum of the Swedish school the pupils should develop their historical consciousness. The aim of this study was to find out which pupils develop this consciousness by listing to an historical novel, talking about that book and writing stories. The study went on for four weeks and the subject of the teaching was the Middle Ages. 28 pupils took part and a variety of methods were used: 1: questionnaire about the lives of the pupils, 2: Making observations of their attitude to the teaching and 3: story writing. The results show that the social background does not influence the development of an historical consciousness. Pupils who wrote diaries, spoke many languages and were interested in history, they had already or could more easily develop one. It is not sure that this depends on the cultural capital, which includes many different parts. Therefore there could still be a connection, this, however, has not been confirmed in this study. It is also shown that pupils who lived in the countryside already had an historical consciousness or could more easily develop one. It is difficult to explain the reasons for this influence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 82 p.
Keyword [en]
historical consciousness, social background, cultural capital, motivation, intermediate school
Keyword [sv]
historiemedvetande, social bakgrund, kulturellt kapital, motivation, mellanstadiet
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13555OAI: diva2:430982
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans tidigare år
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-09-06 Created: 2011-07-14 Last updated: 2011-09-06Bibliographically approved

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