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Language learning and motivation
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5464-9081
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

In this essay I present the process, learnings and final results of my master project. The project focuses on the education Swedish for immigrants, SFI, and how design can play a role in improving the education to better meet the needs of the learners and become more of a step towards inclusion. 

I identify two learner groups; the experienced and the novice learner, with different needs and prerequisites. During the project I develop a focus towards the novice learner and the problem I call the vicious circle. By this term I refer to that too big gaps between the learners former knowledge/experiences and the education results in lost motivation and self-esteem and many learners giving up or getting stuck in the education. 

Throughout the project I use an iterative process, in three loops, where I involve the stakeholders in the development of my ideas through interviews, observations and colaborative workshops. 

My final proposal is a the learning service “Matprat”, which invites the learners as co-creators of the education and puts their experiences and knowledge in the centre of learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 81 p.
Keyword [en]
SFI, integration, language learning, cultural diversity, digital tools
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-4048OAI: diva2:625989
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Formgiving Intelligence (Industrial Design, Master)
Available from: 2013-06-07 Created: 2013-06-06 Last updated: 2013-06-10Bibliographically approved

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