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Kreativitet i Slöjdämnet: En diskursanalys av hur kreativitet framställs i läroplanen och i Skolverkets kommentarmaterial
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Creativity in the school subject of Sloyd : A discourse analysis of how creativity is described in the Swedish curriculum and in the commentary from the National Board of Education (Skolverket) (English)
Abstract [en]

With theories of creativity and aesthetic learning processes as a basis, this study explores the usage of the concept of creativity in the curriculum for the Swedish compulsory school (Lgr11) and in the various syllabi’s commentaries and the assessment guidelines for the subject of Sloyd produced by the Swedish National Agency for Education. The purpose of the study is, to examine to which extent an education and assessment that is directed towards the development of creativity among pupils in the subject of Sloyd, is underpinned and supported for in these texts, and furthermore how these wordings relate to the various other subjects’ wordings about creativity. Creativity is a concept around which there is no proper consensus. Therefore, a qualitative text analysis, grounded in discourse analysis, was chosen as the method to explore how this concept and phenomena is handled and which meaning and place it is given in the examined texts. The analysis reveals many similarities, but also significant differences, between the usage of the concept of creativity in the analyzed texts and in the research and between the various subjects’ wordings. Creativity is portrayed as being the main benefit from the subject of Sloyd and is primarily connected to an employment discourse. The analysis also shows that the criteria for assessment of creativity in Sloyd differ from what the research provides.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
creativity, sloyd, lgr11, discourse analysis
Keyword [sv]
kreativitet, slöjd, lgr11, diskursanalys
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-28467Local ID: LPKUB:2OAI: diva2:636039
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Lärare:Kompletterande utbildning (allmänna ämnen), 90 hp
Available from: 2013-08-19 Created: 2013-07-08 Last updated: 2013-08-19Bibliographically approved

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