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Språk, utveckling och lärande: En diskursanalys av språkbegreppet i förskolans läroplan
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Language, development and learning : A discourse analysis of the concept of language in the preschool curriculum (English)
Abstract [en]

The study´s purpose is to investigate the underlying norms of how the concepts of language development and learning, used in the preschool curriculum. Knowledge of the concepts underlying norms can help to make visible what approach preschool teacher is expected to have to children's language, in relation to development and learning. The results of the study may in turn provide a picture of societal norms on children in preschool and a deeper understanding of the importance of preschool to review and analyze the content of the curriculum, then it is not a foregone conclusion.

Theoretical basis is curriculum theory, which involves studying curricula in order to create a knowledge of a society and its cultural, social and economic demands. Norman Faircloughs critical discourse analysis is used as a method, in order to achieve the study´s intention and answer the questions at issues in the study. The critical discourse analysis considers that the discourse is creating the social world through language.

The results of the study show that there is a language in the curriculum as normatively may influence preschool teacher. It is the concept of communication that sets the language in relation with development and learning. Communication should be seen as both method and content of preschool aim to give children a development and learning. Pre-school teachers must possess an attitude that says that all communication, both verbal and non-verbal, is important to give children a development and learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 29 p.
Keyword [sv]
diskursanalys, förskolans läroplan, barn, språk, utveckling, lärande
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38684OAI: diva2:773275
Subject / course
Educational Science
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i förskola/förskoleklass
Available from: 2014-12-19 Created: 2014-12-18 Last updated: 2014-12-19Bibliographically approved

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