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Skriv- och läsundervisning i år 1: En pilotstudie utifrån Aristoteles kunskapsformer
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Teaching reading and writing in grade 1 : A pilot study based on Aristotle’s forms of knowledge (English)
Abstract [en]


This work is a pilot study intended to show what an experienced teacher of Swedish in first grade teaches and how she teaches. A further aim is to test methods for the analysis of Aristotle’s forms of knowledge in order to elucidate the teaching of reading and writing. As regards theory, the study proceeds from rhetoric and its doctrine of forms of knowledge according to which the whole in communication consists of episteme, techne and phronesis. The methods involve analysing the content of the communication and analysing speech acts, rhetorical figures and paralinguistic expressions. The material consists of a nine-minute audio recording of a teacher’s communication with pupils in first-grade Swedish, which, after transcription and division into episodes, was analysed with the support of the forms of knowledge.

Altogether the study shows that the content of teaching in reading and writing consists of linguistic concepts from the local to the global level in a text that is contextualized in the children’s experiences. In addition the pupils are given social competence via the reprimands they receive from their teachers. The analysis of the teacher’s actions shows that she has a dialogical teaching method that proceeds from the pupils’ knowledge and experiences. It also shows that the teacher gives the pupils appreciation and encouragement but that she also reprimands them when they disturb the desired order. The general conclusion of the pilot study is that it was possible to describe the teaching as a totality with both content and form with the aid of Aristotle’s forms of knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 53 p.
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Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-25744OAI: diva2:622498
Subject / course
Swedish Language
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-05-21 Created: 2013-05-22 Last updated: 2013-05-22Bibliographically approved

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