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Barn, bygg och konstruktion: Om barns bygg och konstruktion i förskolan ur ett genusperspektiv
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
Children, build and construction : About children's build and construction in preschool with a gender perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine how children of the age of 4-6 years build and designs in preschool. With help of the socio-cultural and gender perspective has interviews with children in the age between 4-6 years been analyzed to examine how children reason and acts about gender roles in building and construction in preschool.

The study is based on qualitative semi-structured interviews that were done while the children got to play and build with large LEGO bricks. The LEGO bricks were included to make the interview as off-dramatic as possible. Interview as a method was chosen to obtain relevant empirical data to answer the purpose of the study.

The result shows that there is a difference between children´s building and constructions in preschool and at home from a gender perspective. It also shows that most of the boys and girls have different building techniques, and that most of the children weren’t aware of that girls and boys was building and playing different from each other.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur barn bygger och konstruerar i förskolan. Med hjälp av det sociokulturella perspektivet samt genusperspektivet, har intervjusvar från barn mellan 4-6 år analyserats för att lyfta på hur barn resonerar och redogör om könsrollsskillnader inom bygg och konstruktion.


Studien är baserad på kvalitativa semi- strukturerade intervjuer som utfördes samtidigt som barnen fick bygga med stora LEGO – klossar, för att göra intervjun så avdramatiserad som möjligt. Intervju som metod valdes för att få fram relevant empiri för att kunna besvara syftet.


Resultatet visar att det finns en skillnad mellan barns byggande i förskolan ur ett genusperspektiv. Den visar att de flesta av flickorna och pojkarna i studien har olika byggteknik, och att de flesta av barnen i undersökningen inte var medvetna om skillnaderna mellan könen i bygg och konstruktion. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
Build and construction, girls and boys, preschool, gender
Keyword [sv]
Bygg och konstruktion, flickor och pojkar, förskola, Genus
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37307OAI: diva2:844580
Subject / course
Applied Pedagogy
Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
Available from: 2015-08-07 Created: 2015-08-06 Last updated: 2015-08-07Bibliographically approved

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