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En insyn i waldorfskolan: en kvalitativ studie av fyra lärares syn på sin egen undervisning
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The Waldorf school was founded by Rudolf Steiner during the early nineties in Austria. The pedagogy is established in the antrophosofical sight of humanity, which contains focus on three watchwords when it comes to teaching. These are the will, the feeling and the thought. 

Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate how teachers in three Waldorf schools are working during to the curriculum and to bring out the differences and the similarities with the municipal school. This essay is focusing on four themes and theories; artistic learning processes, gender, multimedia and environment.

Method: In order to investigate this kind of teaching I choose interviewing as a method, specifically semi structured interviews. Four teachers at three different schools in Stockholm county was interviewed. I choose not to interview children, because of the ethical aspects that are included in academic practices.

Result: When it comes to the differences between the Waldorf schools and the municipal schools, the teachers mostly talk about the artistic processes but also the so-called IKT that has a bigger significance in the municipal schools. When it comes to gender research it has proven that the spiritual parts in the Waldorf school neutralizes the gender roles.

Conclusion: Three teachers with Waldorf education mostly agree when it comes to not having computers in the low classes. One teacher thinks IKT is important and uses e.g powerpoint with the pupils. Over all the teachers do not agree with the municipal school and their viewpoint of the goals of learning. The Waldorf teachers think it is more important to adjust the teaching towards every individual.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
Waldorf pedagogy, Waldorf school, municipal school, curriculum, gender, modern technics, artistic learning
Keyword [sv]
Waldorfpedagogik, Waldorfskolan, den kommunala skolan, läroplan, genus, modern teknik, estetiska lärprocesser.
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17973OAI: diva2:586963
Subject / course
Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-14 Created: 2013-01-13 Last updated: 2013-01-14Bibliographically approved

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