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Barns tankar om vattnets kretslopp och vattnets betydelse för livet på jorden.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Children’s thoughts about the hydrological cycle and the importance of water for life on Earth. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Huvudsyftet var att ta reda på vad förskolebarn kan och tänker kring vattnets kretslopp och vattnets betydelse för allt liv på jorden. Samtidigt syftade undersökningen till att ta reda på pedagogernas arbetssätt och tankar kring dem. Undersökningen har genomförts med hjälp av kvalitativa intervjuer med såväl pedagoger som barn. Intervjuerna har spelats in och sedan transkribetats för att därefter analyseras. Resultatet av undersökningen visar att barnen har god kännedom om vattnets kretslopp och vattnets betydelse för livet på jorden. De kan de stora dragen i kretsloppet, men saknar vissa kunskaper vilket hindrar dem att beskriva kretsloppet i detalj. Resultatet visar också att pedagogernas arbetssätt varit gynnsamma för barnens inlärningsprocess. En av flera slutsatser som kan dras är att barn i svenska förskolor förefaller ha en hög kunskapsnivå vilket tyder på att den svenska förskolan håller god kvalitet. Det är också tydligt att pedagogernas val av arbetssätt har stor betydelse för barnens inlärning.

Abstract [en]

The main purpose of the survey was to find out what preschool children know and think about the hydrological circle and the importance of water for every form of life on Earth. At the same time, the survey aimed to find out which way the preschool teachers chose to work with the children and how they had been planning and thinking about it. The survey was implemented through qualitative interviews with pedagogues as well as children. The interviews were recorded and thereafter transcribed for later analysis. The results of the survey show that the children have good knowledge of the hydrological circle and the importance of water for life on Earth. They know the hydrological circle in general but lack some knowledge which prevents them from describing the circle in detail. The results also show that the way of work the pedagogues have chosen have been good for the learning process of the children. One of several conclusions is that children in Swedish preschools seem to have a high level of knowledge, which suggests that the Swedish preschool is one of high quality. It's also obvious that the way of work the pedagogues choose is of big importance for the learning process of the children. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
cloud, hydrological cycle, preschool, rain, understanding, vapor
Keyword [sv]
hydrologisk cykel, förskola, förståelse, moln, regn, ånga
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Pedagogical Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32878OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-32878DiVA: diva2:728713
Subject / course
Applied Pedagogy
Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
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Available from: 2014-06-25 Created: 2014-06-24 Last updated: 2014-06-25Bibliographically approved

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