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Förskolebarns möten med biologiämnet i naturmiljö: En observationsstudie med fokus på barnens perspektiv
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Pre-school children´s meetings with biology in the environment : An observation study with focus on children´s perspective (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att ta reda på hur mycket biologi man kan få in i verksamheten genom att uppmärksamma när ämnet naturligt visar sig hos barnen under utomhusvistelse, i deras egna lekar, upptäckter och utforskande. Bakgrunden till min undersökning är att den svenska förskolan sägs befinna sig i en brytningstid, med större fokus på ämneskunskaper och att läroplanen samtidigt poängterar vikten av att ta tillvara barns perspektiv, frågor och idéer. För att få svar har jag gjort observationer på två olika förskolor/avdelningar. Även enkäter har skickats till de medverkande pedagogerna. Resultatet av mina observationer visar att barnen ofta uppmärksammar olika djur och växter och andra områden inom ämnet biologi när de vistas ute i naturen. Att vistas i naturmiljö tycks alltså skapa bra förutsättningar för ett lärande inom ämnet biologi som är barninitierat. Att även pedagogerna från de två deltagande förskolorna anser det, framgår av deras svar på enkätfrågorna.

Abstract [en]

The intention with this study was to investigate how much biology you can implement into the pre-school activities by recognizing when the subject naturally appears when the children are outdoors, through their own games, discoveries and explorations. The background to my investigation is that the Swedish pre-school is said to be in a transition state with more focus on subject knowledge at the same time as the curriculum points out the importance of taking care of the children's perspective, questions and ideas. To get answers I have done observations at two different pre-schools/departments. Also, questionnaires have been sent out to the teachers who participated in the study. The results of my observations show that the children often pay attention to various kinds of animals, plants and other parts of biology when they are out in the nature. Being outside in the nature seems to create a good basis for education within the subject, which is initiated by the children themselves. That even the teachers from the two participated pre-schools think. So was made clear through their answers on the questionnaires.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 16 p.
Keyword [en]
child-initiated learning, forest, natural sciences, subject knowledge
Keyword [sv]
barninitierat lärande, naturvetenskap, skogen, ämnesinriktat lärande
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36780OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-36780DiVA: diva2:826365
Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
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Available from: 2015-06-25 Created: 2015-06-24 Last updated: 2015-06-25Bibliographically approved

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