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Tre pedagogers och elevers attityd om utomhuspedagogik: En kvalitativ studie om utomhuspedagogikens plats i skolans tidiga år
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study is of qualitative research method, where the interviews are the main material for the study. This study aims to analyze teachers and pupils perspectives on outdoor education in the early years of the elementary school. The main reason for this study is that all the literature in the area tends to lift up the positive aspects of the field. While the practice of education tends to go the other way, where the majority of our children’s classes takes place inside the classrooms. Thus we are left with a contradictory school environment. To examine the reasons why outdoor education gets the role (or lack of role) it gets I have formed these questions as guidelines: In what way does teachers use outdoor education? Where does the school board stand in the issue? How do teachers reflect on their own teacher training, and what role did outdoor education play? What do the students think about outdoor education? What perspectives of the term “learning” do the students have?

The result of the study is that the lack of education for the teachers, and the fear of not having the time to do all that needs to be done lead to a culture in schools where outdoor education gets prioritized beneath other forms of learning, thus gets a lower status.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Outdoor education, outdoor learning, elementary school
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15515OAI: diva2:504637
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Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-02-21 Created: 2012-02-21 Last updated: 2012-02-21Bibliographically approved

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