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"In i sagans land": Aktionsforskning i bibliotekspraktiken med syfte att utveckla sagostunden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Into the Fairytale land" : Action Research in Library Practice with the Aim of Developing Story Time (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this master's thesis is to examine children's communication and interaction during story time at the public library. The aim is also to examine how to develop the story time – in terms of participation and equality – at a specific library.

Action research was used as a research strategy and participant observation, log, tutoring and interviews as methods to collect data. Since action research is done on the basis of practice, a significant collaboration with the librarian and the participant children is taking place within this study.

Research from the fields of Library and Information Science, Education and Childhood Sociology form the interdisciplinary research area to which this study links. The theoretical framework consists of theory and concepts from the Socio-cultural Perspective, Poststrucuralist Feminism and Childhood Sociology. Furthermore, Inclusion, a child's perspective, as well as context and gender pedagogy are concepts thoroughly integrated in the analysis and discussion of the results.

The main results define the communication and interaction during story time in this specific library. The communication between children and the librarian proved to be dynamic and the use of artefacts was an effective way to stimulate this. The analysis of the results of the developmental process of the story time, indicated that the pedagogical approaches and self-reflection were crucial elements for change. The study's main action was to use a standard challenging book during story time. This proved to be effective in enhancing such self-reflection and for the critical discussion about equality issues. The process itself was also thoroughly visualized in the material.

In my conclusion I reflect upon the relationship between the appearance of the communication and the story time context, as well as the relationship between the pedagogical approaches and development.

This is a two years master's thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 94 p.
Series
Uppsatser inom arkivvetenskap, ISSN 1651-6087 ; 625
Keyword [en]
Public Services (Libraries), Children's libraries, Children, Books and reading, Storytelling, Action research
Keyword [sv]
folkbibliotek, barnbibliotek, barn och böcker, sagoberättande, aktionsforskning
National Category
Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225679Local ID: 625OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225679DiVA: diva2:722018
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
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Available from: 2014-06-09 Created: 2014-06-05 Last updated: 2014-06-09Bibliographically approved

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