Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of my study is to investigate methods which class teachers implement concerning aesthetic subjects in elementary classes. It is a qualitative study about five teacher´s working in different elementary schools. This study investigates how and why teacher´s approaches when they integrate aesthetics in other subjects. It also investigates teacher´s attitude towards aesthetics. My study emphasizes on why they use asthetics and what the importance of aesthetics for children is. Besides gaining knowlegde about teaching methods I would wish for discussions regarding importance of aesthetics. This study also focus on the problems and dilemmas which teacher´s face during their implementation of asthetic subjects in the classroom.
This is a qualitative study and it is based on qualitative research. Qualitative research consists of observations and interviews. Therefore, I interviewed different teachers who works at elementary schools. I interviewed five teachers who works in five different elementary schools from grade 1- 3. All those five teachers have diffrent kinds of work experience and education. When I analyzed my data which I gathered through interviews I adapted theories of Lev Vygotskij, John Dewey, Jean Piagets and Roger Säljö.
The interviewed teachers agreed on one point: it is important to implement aesthetics in schools and in various subjects. But there are several obstacles which all of the teachers are facing during their integrating of aesthetsic subjects. Some obstacles are for example lack of knowledge, financial conditions etc.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
aesthetics, creativity, interaction, teaching, learning
estetik, kreativitet, interaktion, undervisning, lärande
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21064OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-21064DiVA: diva2:685886
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Garberding, Petra, Högskolelektor
Jonsson, Eva, Högskolelektor