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"Jag skulle inte gå till skolan om jag inte visste att det fanns fri lek": En studie om hur några barn uppfattar fenomenet fri lek på fritidshemmet
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Free play is a term that often common in educational activities. The definition of the term is difficult, but it is about the children themselves decides the scope, content and process in their play. On an after-school, this may mean that it is the children are given the opportunity to freely choose their own activity in the leisure constraints. Free play can be an alternative to other, more controlled activities where adults control framework. The purpose of this study is to investigate the variations in how some children perceive and experience the phenomenon of free play in the after-school and how the children perceive the teacher´s role in the free game. The study empirical data is limited to a class, in a department in an after-school center in the inner suburbs of Stockholm. School centers and schools are integrated with each other and operations are in close cordinations and cooperation in common areas. Study based in two qualitative semi-structured focus group interviews with three children in each other group. To analyze the material used a phenomenographic analysis model. The result show that children feel that it is imortant to have free play in the school center. The children experience a degree of freedom, because you yourself may determine the content of their play. Pedagogue role in the free game perceive children as a role, where the adults keep order and ensure that the children needs are met and to avoid conflict. Educators will alto be assisting with activities to inspire creativity. Free play is also linked to emotions such as desire and curiosity and to friends enriches free play greatly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Play, free play, educator role, recreations center, national curriculum, child devolopment, phenomenography
Keyword [sv]
Lek, fri lek, pedagogens roll, skolans styrdokument, barns utveckling, fenomenografi
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17968OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-17968DiVA: diva2:586928
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Education Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2013-01-14 Created: 2013-01-13 Last updated: 2013-01-23Bibliographically approved

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