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Djuren i skolans värld
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to closely study different studies and texts within the subjects ofanimals and nature in order to, from different themes, analyze and determine whether or not animalsis a useful tool to apply in school as well as preschool. Above all else, this study serves to answerwhat animals and nature can bring children, and when you as an educationalist can benefit from it inyour classes within school and preschool. This study also serves to point out what you should keepin mind when using animals as a tool in your classes, since there are a few obstacles to consider.The method used to analyze the different themes is discourse analysis, which is a sort of textanalysis.About one hundred years ago when our society was industrialized, different theories and theimportance of preserving and to sojourn into nature began to grow among some theorists, biologistsand educators. The value of spending time outdoors was realized, which we today have a greatunderstanding of. Our interest for the impact of animals on us is also starting to grow, and there is alot of research that is of the opinion that animals are good for children in many different ways, andfor many different reasons. When obstacles, such as allergy, is not in the way of using animals inthe education, they could be viewed as excellent educational tools. The discourse presented here isfor many different reasons positive to the effect of animals on children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Animals & children, animals within school, animals as an educational tool, environment, outdoor education, sustainable development.
Keyword [sv]
Djur & barn, djur i skolan, djur som pedagogiskt verktyg, miljö, utomhuspedagogik, hållbar utveckling.
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17817OAI: diva2:582292
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Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-07 Created: 2013-01-04 Last updated: 2013-01-07Bibliographically approved

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