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Tekniska system i Förskolan: Barns uppfattningar kring vatten och avloppssystemet.
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
Technical systems in preschool : Children's perceptions of water and sewerage system. (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine what kind of knowledge and thoughts pre-school children have on water – and sewage systems. The most interesting part will be to examine which components, of the water – and sewage systems, the children have knowledge about. Another interesting part to look into is whether the children’s age, gender and the pre-schools geographical position affects what the children knows about the systems.

The study was implemented through qualitative semi-structured interviews, with 15 children in the ages of 4-6. The investigational method was chosen because I wanted to hear the children’s view on the sewage system. The children were interviewed separately, and all the interviews were started with a discussion about toilets. Questions about water – and sewage systems were then asked, to elicit what each individual child knew about the systems. The result shows that the knowledge about water – and sewage systems differs a lot between the children. Some could only name one component, while others could up to six different parts. The age of the children didn´t affect the results, but it´s clear that the boys had more knowledge about the different systems, than the girls had. The children that go to a pre-school in an urban area generally had more knowledge about Sewage treatment, than the children in the rural area. 

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med examensarbetet är att undersöka hur barn ser på vatten och avloppssystemet. Intresset ligger i att undersöka vilka komponenter i vatten och avloppssystemen barnen har kunskaper om. Att jämföra vad som har betydelse för barnens kunskaper är också intressant för att se om barnens ålder, kön och förskolans geografiska läge har betydelse för vilka kunskaper de har.

I studien ingick 15 förskolebarn åldern 4-6 år. Kvalitativa semistrukturerade intervjuer användes för att ta reda på barnens uppfattningar om avloppssystemet. Barnen intervjuades var för sig och varje intervju inleddes med att prata om toaletten. Frågor om vatten och avloppssystemet ställdes för att få fram vad varje barn hade för kunskaper. Resultatet visar att kunskaper om vatten och avloppssystemet skiljer sig väldigt mycket mellan barnen, de kunde nämna mellan 1-6st olika komponenter. Ålder har inte betydelse, men pojkarna hade överlag mer koll på de olika systemen än flickorna. Barnen som går på en förskola i tätorten hade generellt mer kunskaper om avloppsreningen än barnen på landsbygden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Preschool, technological systems in preschool, young children and sewerage systems, young children and water systems, young children’s perceptions
Keyword [sv]
Förskolan, Tekniska system i förskolan, små barns uppfattningar, små barn och avloppssystemet, Små barn och vattensystemet.
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38057OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-38057DiVA: diva2:857109
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Pedagogy
Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
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Available from: 2015-09-28 Created: 2015-09-28 Last updated: 2015-09-28Bibliographically approved

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