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Livslångt lärande - från vaggan til graven: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om lärarnas föreställningar om det livslånga lärandet
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim of this work was to determine teachers' ideas about how to encourage lifelong learning in primary school in year 3, so that students can continue learning throughout life. To get answers to my purpose, I used the following questions: What are the teachers' perceptions of the concept of lifelong learning? What are the main aspects teachers emerged as important in education, to encourage students to lifelong learning? Is there potential barriers to teachers for the promotion by the term of lifelong learning?

The method used, is qualitative interviews and as a starting point I used the hermeneutic approach. Theoretical part included Ziehes modernity theory of learning and Vygotsky socio-cultural perspective.

The results revealed that lifelong learning is interpreted on the basis of active teachers in many varied ways. Teachers' perceptions of the concept of lifelong learning have been very varied. The most of the teachers pointed out is that the term is about as a student has an understanding of what you do, that learning should be seen as something that goes on all the time throughout life and that desire and curiosity is close to the concept. The similarity between the teachers’ responses suggests that it is important that the student has confidence in his own abilities, and develop strategies for their future learning will live on. The key skills teachers highlights, concerns that the student be able to discuss, analyze, search various sources and be critical. Teachers have also shown that there are some obstacles in the promotion of lifelong learning. The biggest challenge is the lack of time, extensive knowledge requirement, and large groups of students. According to the teachers, the weak students who are the biggest losers, because there is not enough time to support the students.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
lifelong learning, formal learning, informal learning, teachers
Keyword [sv]
livslångt lärande, formellt lärande, informellt lärande, lärare
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18505OAI: diva2:605351
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-02-15 Created: 2013-02-13 Last updated: 2013-02-15Bibliographically approved

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