Mellan tanke och handling: Reflektioner kring slöjdlärare och genus i slöjdsalen
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 240 HE creditsStudent thesis
The study intends to shed light on how teachers in the subject sloyd, both within textile- and wood- and metal sloyd, relate to gender in their intentions and in their action in school practice and the possible discrepancy in between. Furthermore, the study aims to investigate how the historical legacy of gender coding in sloyd affect teachers in today’s education. The study is based on a qualitative research perspective, and could therefore be placed in the humanities with further delineation didactics. Furthermore, the study is fully encompassed by the hermeneutic doctrine, when the author’s prior understanding as prospective sloyd teachers affects the study. Gender Theoretical models and concepts by Yvonne Hirdman and Britt-Marie Thurén is used in the study as an analytical tool for understanding the discrepancy between intention and action realized in the sloyd classroom. The study includes six active sloyd teachers that have been observed and subsequently interviewed on sloyd and gender. The study shows five possible gender orders in the sloyd classroom and informants of the study can be classified to two of them. The study also shows that teachers relate to the historical legacy of gender coding in different ways in their sloyd teaching. Most sloyd teachers relate to this legacy by not acknowledging it, but rather sharing it with students in passing. Students' creativity, motor skills and problem solving are keywords for the abilities the informants want to see that students develop in sloyd.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 86 p.
Gender studies, sloyd education
Genusteori, Textilslöjd, Trä- och metallslöjd, Intention, Realisering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98155OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-98155DiVA: diva2:782311
Subject / course
Examensarbete för lärarexamen
Teacher Education Programme
Styrke, Britt-Marie, Lektor
Scheid, Manfred, Lektor