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Bra och opålitlig: Attityder till och användning av Wikipedia på högstadiet
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Good and unreliable : Attitudes To and Usage of Wikipedia in Secondary School (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna uppsats redovisar en beskrivande fallstudie som gjordes på en svensk högstadieskola och som gick ut på att undersöka vilken plats Wikipedia har på högstadiet idag. För att ta reda på det gjordes enkätundersökningar bland elever och lärare och textanalyser av elevuppsatser. Geografiämnet användes som exempel på skolans undervisning. De huvudsakliga källorna som studien utgick ifrån var olika granskningar av uppslagsverkets kvalitet, likande undersökningar av Wikipedia i undervisningen och Skolverkets rapporter. Studien visar att det finns olika attityder bland både lärare och elever som belyser olika fördelar och nackdelar. Eleverna tycker att Wikipedia är bra samtidigt som de misstror informationen som potentiellt kan redigeras fritt av vem som helst. Lärarna tolererar Wikipedia men vill att eleverna jobbar med den källkritiskt. Majoriteten av elever redovisar inte Wikipedia som källa i inlämningsarbeten. Bättre undervisning i hur man använder hemsidor av Wikipedias slag behövs på skolan.

Abstract [en]

This thesis presents a descriptive case study of a Swedish secondary school that sought out to investigate what status Wikipedia has at secondary schools today. In order to do that surveys answered by teachers and students were used and student essays were analysed. Geography was used to illustrate the school’s education. The mainly used sources were examinations of the encyclopaedia’s quality, similar studies of Wikipedia in education and reports from the Swedish National Agency for Education. The study shows that there are different attitudes toward Wikipedia both among teachers and among students that focus on different advantages and disadvantages. Students consider Wikipedia to be good while they also distrust the information that could potentially have been edited by anyone. Teachers tolerate Wikipedia but emphasise that students must use source criticism while using the information. A majority of the students do not disclose Wikipedia as a utilized source in essays. Better education in using websites of Wikipedia’s kind is needed in schools. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Wikipedia, secondary school education, geography, case study, 2013
Keyword [sv]
Wikipedia, högstadieundervisning, geografi, fallstudie, 2013
National Category
Educational Sciences Didactics Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-30932DiVA: diva2:688912
Subject / course
Geography
Educational program
Teacher education
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2014-01-14, Karlstads Universitet, Karlstad, 11:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2014-01-20 Created: 2014-01-18 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved

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