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JAG SER DET KOMPETENTA BARNET!: Men vad menar jag och vad gör jag?
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
I SEE THE COMPETENT CHILD! : But what do I mean and what do I do? (English)
Abstract [sv]

Studien behandlar begreppet det kompetenta barnet och dess komplexitet. Denerfarenhet vi har genom att vara verksamma i förskolan innebär att vi uppleverbegreppet används utan någon större eftertanke eller notis av dess betydelse. Syfte medstudien är att förklara och förstå innebörden av begreppet det kompetenta barnet iförskolan. Studiens litteraturgenomgång berör aktuell forskning inom området,begreppet det kompetenta barnet och barnsyn. Datainsamlingen som ligger till grund förstudien består av åtta kvalitativa intervjuer med förskollärare och genomfördes med stödav fenomenografin. Resultatet visar att förskollärarna förklarar begreppet, detkompetenta barnet utifrån tre olika kategorier. Dessa tre kategorier är; det kompetentabarnet genom färdigheter och självständiga handlingar, det kompetenta barnet sommöjliggörs genom miljön samt det kompetenta barnet förklaras genom inneboende viljaoch drivkraft. Resultatet visar även hur det kompetenta barnet kommer till uttryck iförskolans verksamhet; Barnet som kompetent genom förskollärarens syn på barnetsamt barnet som kompetent genom hur förskollärare uppfattar sin egen yrkesroll. Idiskussionsdelen diskuteras hur begreppet det kompetenta barnet beskrivs avförskollärare och hur det kompetenta barnet kommer till uttryck i förskolansverksamhet.

Abstract [en]

The study focuses on the complexity of the concept the competent child. From ourexperience of working in preschool we have been aware of the fact that this concept isbeing used without any further consideration or observance of its true meaning. Thepurpose of this study is to explain and understand the signification of the concept thecompetent child in preschool. The literature on which the study is based concernscurrent research within the field, the competent child and outlook on children. Thecollections of data that the study is based on contains of eight qualitative interviewswith preschool teachers were made supported by phenomenography. The result showsthat preschool teachers explain the concept, the competent child by three categories.These three categories are; the competent child through skills and independent actions,the competent child who is made possible through the environment and the competentchild being explained through inborn will and driving force. The result also shows howthe competent child is expressed in the daily activities in preschool. The child ascompetent through the preschool teacher`s outlook on children and the child ascompetent through the way, in which the preschool teacher perceive her/his ownprofessional role. In the discussion part, the way preschool teachers explain the conceptthe competent child, is being discussed and how the competent child is expressed in thedaily activities in preschool.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Competent, preschool, child, preschool teacher, child perspective.
Keyword [sv]
Det kompetenta barnet, barnsyn, förskollärare, förskolan.
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8563OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-8563DiVA: diva2:658423
Subject / course
Pedagogy
Educational program
Teacher Training Programme
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2014-03-24 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2014-03-24Bibliographically approved

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