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Nationella skrivprov baserade på två olika läroplaner: Genre, kommunikationssituation och skrivdidaktiska diskurser
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages. (Nationella prov i svenska och svenska som andraspråk)
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
National tests in writing based on two curricula : Genre, communicative situation and discourses of writing (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

National tests in writing based on two national curricula: Genre, the communicative situation and discourses of writing is a study aimed at formulating a theoretical context for national tests in writing. The tests under discussion are given in Swedish upper secondary school in the subjects of Swedish as a mother tongue and Swedish as a second language. A discourse analysis is conducted of the 1994 and 2011 national curricula and of the tests in writing associated with them. Inspired by Roz Ivanič (2004), the analysis examines three discourses of writing and learning to write – a genre discourse, a process discourse and a social practice discourse. It also considers two different notions of genre – a rhetorical notion of genre (Miller 1984) and a more linguistic notion from the Sydney school in Australia (Martin & Rose 2008).

The results indicate that neither the curricula nor the tests can be readily associated with just one discourse of writing and learning to write. One conclusion is that the curricula and the tests are all part of hybrid discourses since there are references to all three discourses in the data investigated. Minor theoretical changes between the curricula and tests from 1994 to 2011 are noted; there is an opening to a genre discourse in the 2011 curricula and tests. Another conclusion is that theoretical assumptions about writing, like the discourses considered, influence both curricula and national tests and that the tests follow the assumptions of the curricula. The study also contains a critical discussion of Ivanič’s conceptual framework.

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Uppsala: Uppsala universitet , 2013. , 72 p.
, Svenska i utveckling, ISSN 1400-7236 ; 31
Keyword [sv]
nationella prov, svenska, skrivdidaktik, genre, kommunikationssituation
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Scandinavian Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210672OAI: diva2:663872
Available from: 2013-11-13 Created: 2013-11-13 Last updated: 2013-11-13Bibliographically approved

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