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“Barnen behöver de att erbjudas mer än bara en sandlåda med hinkar och spadar”: en undersökning kring förskolepedagogers uppfattningar om förskolegården och dess relation till barns lärande
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is through a teacher perspective illustrate and analyze how preschool teachers apprehend children´s learning in relation to the preschool yard.

The main research questions asked were:

  • How do preschool teachers apprehend the preschool yard in reference to it as a place?
  • In what way do preschool teachers use the preschool yard in their work with the children?
  • How do preschool teachers view the preschool yard and the significance it has on children´s learning?

The research is based on data collected through interviews and observations at four different preschools in the same municipality. The research views place and people as social constructions, a theory of knowledge that is based on the view that the world, places and people are constructed in relation to each other. This perspective as well as previous research is used for analyzing the data collected through a qualitive study based on interviews. The data analyzed show that the preschool teachers involved in this research apprehend the preschool yard as a central part in the learning of young children. All the preschool yards being a part of this research is constructed and looks very different from each other. They are however all described as containing several possibilities for learning, both socially between children and teachers as well as learning different skills and creating a relationship between the preschool yard and the child. The preschool teachers however describe several things that can be developed both in their own role as teachers, to support children in the learning process as well as the layout and tools that the yard contains. But the most important thing they all unanimously express is that these developments of the preschool yard need to be based on the interests and wishes from children and need to be a constant process every day, month and year.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25825OAI: diva2:779951
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-01-13 Created: 2015-01-13 Last updated: 2015-01-13Bibliographically approved

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