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Samma skola, sex olika uppfattningar: En kvalitativ studie om retorikens plats i svenskämnet
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine the teachings of rhetoric’s in schools, more specifically within the Swedish subject; furthermore it examines how Swedish teachers work with rhetoric in the Swedish subject on a practical basis. The study also highlights teachers' approaches to the curriculum for high school. The method I have used to conduct this study, have been to use interviews and inductive ethnography.


The teachers whom have been interviewed in my study have similar understandings of what oral presentations actually are, but their idea of what the term rhetoric stands for however differs. Teachers have received similar training in rhetoric; however, they have different experiences within it. This has contributed to the difference in teachers' approaches to rhetoric. However, teachers' education in rhetoric is not sufficiently comprehensive in relation to the requirements of the curriculum considering rhetoric. A reason to this is that neither rhetoric nor oral preparation has been a required subject in the education of the teachers. Many teachers have on their own studied rhetoric to complete the requirements of the curriculum.


Generally, these teachers work with rhetoric as independent parts of the Swedish subject. But there is a desire that rhetoric must also be integrated into other subjects. Thus, students will have more opportunities to come into contact with rhetoric and can translate the theory of rhetoric into practice in different contexts. Shared by all six teachers is the opinion that they work with rhetoric in a way that they attach both oral and written parts in rhetoric. Through various methods, exercises and facts, students can thus achieve a sense of self-confidence, which they could use when they speak to different audiences in different contexts. Students also become aware of the power of the spoken word. This also contributes to language learning and language development with the students.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Rhetoric, Oral presentation, Teachers perspective, Swedish subject, Classroom education
Keyword [sv]
Retorik, Lärares perspektiv, Svenskämnet, Muntlig framställning, Klassrumsundervisning
National Category
Humanities Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19094OAI: diva2:627092
Subject / course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-06-11 Created: 2013-06-10 Last updated: 2013-06-11Bibliographically approved

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