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Fostransuppdraget i Samhällskunskap: En studie i hur samhällskunskapsämnet kan uppfattas när det gäller fostran
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences Didactics.
2013 (Swedish)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)
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
Morally-minded, education, high school, textbook, governing documents, interviews
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-28254Local ID: LPSH:2OAI: diva2:632928
Subject / course
Social and Political Studies
Educational program
Teacher education, 330 hp
2013-06-07, Karlstads Universitet, Karlstad, 21:08 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-07-04 Created: 2013-06-25 Last updated: 2013-07-04Bibliographically approved

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