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Språkutveckling genom musik: En intervjustudie om musik som verktyg för språkutveckling i förskolan
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of my report was to find out how music can benefit the language development of children, whilst getting a glimpse of how the educators in preschools use music as a tool for the language development of children. During the course of the report I’ve used the sociocultural perspective theory as a foundation to stand on, this is most of all visible in my analysis and discussion of the result.


In the result we can see that the educators possess insight in the importance of music in childrens development, and that they therefore give music a lot of room in their work. Songs where rhyme and language play are allowed are common elements at the preschool that attracts the children and makes them want to partake. Songs sung with movement is a commonly used combination which also serves to further lift the childrens language development when they, through movement, give meaning to the lyrics.


It does however take a devoted educator to make music with the preschool children and to support them and making them want to do it. The educator must be aware of the importance of the social interaction to make use of music seem important to the children. When music is made that moment has to be a harmonic and safe moment to create room for the children to learn and grow, not least in a linguistic manner. Educators who aren’t aware of how they present themselves to the children, and how doesn’t show any interest or curiosity in what’s being done will rub off their emotions onto the children increasing the risk of no learning or development taking place.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Language development, music, interaction, socio-cultural perspective, preschool
Keyword [sv]
språkutveckling, musik, samspel, sociokulturellt perspektiv, förskola
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-15620Local ID: LP-179OAI: diva2:567967
Subject / course
Teacher Education - Pedagogy
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-04 Created: 2012-11-14 Last updated: 2013-01-04Bibliographically approved

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