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Det livliga barnet eller den stillasittande eleven?: En kvalitativ undersökning om barns rörelsebehov i klassrummet
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The lively child or the sedentary student? : A qualitative study of children`s physical activity needs in the classroom (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of my empirical study is to see if and how teachers meet the students needs of physical activities in the daily work in the classroom. I also want to explore how different teachers see the connection between the concepts: physical activity and learning. To fulfill the purpose, I have chosen to ask four questions that I will work on in my study.

  • How much and what type of physical activities do the students do in a typical day at school?
  • What happens with the students when they have had a moment of physical activities in the classroom?
  • Do the teachers see any connection between the physical activity and the pupils' ability to concentrate?
  • How do teachers look upon the relationship between physical activity and learning?

To get answers to my questions, I have observed and interviewed five teachers. I have compiled and analyzed the results. In my study, I have alternated between empiricism, literature and previous research. The research I have chosen to use is Torkel Klingberg and Ingegerd Ericson (see bibliography), it is about the connection between concentration, physical activity and learning. The results of my study show that there are many ways to work with motor skills exercises and physical activities in the classroom. The study also shows that all teachers do not want the students to move around while they are in the classroom; they rather see that the physical activities are done at the school break and in gymnastics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Physical activities, learning, school and concentration ability
Keyword [sv]
Rörelse, lärande, skola och koncentrationsförmåga
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17892OAI: diva2:584855
Subject / course
Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2013-01-09Bibliographically approved

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