Fostransuppdraget i Samhällskunskap: En studie i hur samhällskunskapsämnet kan uppfattas när det gäller fostran
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Morally-minded education in social studies : A study about how social studies can be morally-minded (English)
The purpose of my study is to gain insight into how the education system (particularly social studies) is morally-minded based on the governing documents, former students and a textbook. I wanted to find out what morally-minded means and if it has a big role in social studies. Through interviews with former high school students (when my thesis is aimed at high school) I wanted to find out how they felt their social studies were educational and which the values that they had taken on from the lessons. I also chose to analyze a textbook to get a broader understanding of how the morally-minded education is written in specific areas relating to social studies. My study is a qualitative study and what I came up with is that the former students consider their social studies teaching lacked to some degree when it came to the morally-minded education.
My investigation concludes that the morally-minded education is important in social studies as the purpose of social studies is to promote active democratic citizens. In the curriculum for social studies, there is also a considerable scope for knowledge that is educational for the students. Although the former students feel that they lack the morally-minded educational part of social studies they agreed with the guidelines which values that is important.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 35 p.
Morally-minded, education, high school, textbook, governing documents, interviews
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-28254Local ID: LPSH:2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-28254DiVA: diva2:632928
Subject / course
Social and Political Studies
Teacher education, 330 hp
2013-06-07, Karlstads Universitet, Karlstad, 21:08 (Swedish)