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Små barns lärande i skogsmiljö: En kvalitativ studie om hur pedagogerna inom I ur och skur arbetar med de yngsta barnens lärande i skogen
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Small children's learning in forest : A study on how the teachers in the I Ur och Skur working with the youngest children learning in the woods (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the survey was to find out how early childhood teachers work with the curriculum of I Ur och Skur with children between 1-3 years in the forest and how such educators are using the outdoor pedagogy in the forest environment in preschool.

In order to answer the study's aim and objectives interviews were performed with six teachers in I Ur och Skur kindergartens.

What emerged from this study is that forest excursions are a central part of the curriculum and is seen as their educational place. The teachers are working to create a feeling of security among the youngest children of enjoying the woods and also to raise an interest in the children. Natural materials are used during the forest stay and no other toys or materials.

The results reveal that educators work to get the smallest children to use and develop their imagination at play and at the same time they are involved with the children in their discovery of the woods. With the smallest children in kindergarten it involves being on the level of children and as a teacher to have the flexibility to change the forest stay environment if needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
Forest stay, I Ur and Skur, Outdoor Education, Young children
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27356OAI: diva2:811023
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-05-11 Created: 2015-05-06 Last updated: 2015-11-26Bibliographically approved

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