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Att lära av varandra?: En undersökning om arbetslag utifrån ett lärarperspektiv
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Learning from each other? : A study of work teams from teacher’s perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is from a teacher’s perspective to examine how schoolteachers experience the possibilities of learning from each other within their work team and to shed some light on how teachers believe that cooperation affects their ability to learn and improve on a daily basis. My research questions are: What is the general discussion among the teachers concerning daily capacity building from enhanced teamwork? How important is well-functioning cooperation between co-workers for learning and daily capacity building? What are the prerequisites for a well-functioning learning situation within the work team?

The study is based on five qualitative interviews with teachers within the same school but from different teaching backgrounds based on what grade they teach, what subjects they teach, and they belong to different work teams within the school. The interviews are semi-structured.

The results have been analysed from a perspective based on the theories of organisational pedagogy and learning organisations.The results implies that the work teams does not function as a forum for exchanging experiences and learning from each other. Cooperation does, however, exist within the work teams and it has positive effects on other work related aspects, but not on individual daily capacity building. The teams are primarily used for exchange concerning more common and practical issues. This seems to be the situation due to lack of time, priority and structure. The teachers in my study believes that the work team is a vital and important part of their everyday work and it is a forum they wish to exist even if the teams are not today working as wanted when concerning capacity building. The use and functioning of the work teams at the school for this study should be carefully evaluated and improved if the work teams should also function as an effective tool for daily capacity building for the teachers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
work teams, cooperation, organizational pedagogy, learning organizations
Keyword [sv]
arbetslag, samarbete, organisationspedagogiskt perspektiv, lärande organisation
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21081OAI: diva2:684660
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2014-01-09Bibliographically approved

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