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Datorn, en genväg eller ett hinder till dialog?
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Personal Computer (PC), a shortcut or an obstacle to dialog? (English)
Abstract [en]

We are living in a society where the digital technology is a tool that integrates into our life and changes our daily life and the way we communicate. The easy access to information and the opportunity to communication change the schools organization and demands new ways of teaching with and in contact with the surrounding world. That is why it is interesting to know how teachers can create an education environment with support of digital tools that fulfills a meaning for themselves, the pupils and the goals of the curriculum. This study is about how six teachers in one elementary school creates an education environment with support of digital tools and how they think the affect the pupils cooperation, communication and participation.

The theoretical frame for this study is built in a sociocultural perspective, where people learn and develop through participation in social practices. To get the understanding of how teachers are thinking about the challenges and possibilities that digital tools have in the education environment, I choose a qualitative research method. When I interviewed the teachers I used a semi structured interview form. With the focus on a dialogic perspective have I interpreted and analyzed the teachers’ story. Thereby, to highlight the teachers’ stories have I structured the interviews by tree aspects: Interactivity, Cooperation and Conversation. The result of this study has an interesting pivot in the perspective of the purpose, where my observation notes while searching for information and during the interviews became a very important material.

This study can be of interest for all who are working with teaching and to them who has an interest of education and the future of our children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Artefacts, interactivity, cooperation, conversation.
Keyword [sv]
Artefakt, interaktivitet, samarbete, samtal.
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21207OAI: diva2:685652
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-01-10 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-01-10Bibliographically approved

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