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Högpresterande elever?: En studie om de högpresterande elever utifrån lärarens perspektiv i tre kommunala skolor
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate how some teachers work with above-average pupils in mathematics. I have issued three questions based on the purpose of this study:

  1. How do teachers define an above-average pupil?
  2. In what way the teachers stimulate and challenge the above-average pupils?
  3. Has the school done something special for the above-average pupils?

The method used to conduct this study was a semi-structured qualitative interview with four teachers in primary school. The method consists of interviews and observations.

The study shows that the teachers make an effort to give these pupils extra attention and challenging tasks. A major focus is put on problems solving and to develop the pupil's ability to be able to explain how they think and if necessary, they should be able to explain even to their fellow- pupils. We can also learn by teaching others.

The results of the survey shows that teachers are aware of the pupils need for extra support, which partly means a dilemma for teachers. The teachers would like to offer even more than they can to the pupils, but due to lack of time, partly through staff meetings and documentation work and other things, the time is not sufficient for the teachers.

My research is relevant because it highlights the above-average pupil’s perspectives through the teacher's experiences in the classroom. I have seen teachers’ different views on their educational approach, which has been a major goal of my investigation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
Above-average pupil’s, encouragement, challenge and stimulation.
Keyword [sv]
Högpresterande elever, uppmuntra, utmana och stimulera.
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23485OAI: diva2:718731
Subject / course
Education Studies
2013-12-05, MA 777, Södertörn Högskolan, Flemmingsberg, 12:00 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-05-22 Created: 2014-05-21 Last updated: 2014-05-22Bibliographically approved

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