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"Alla barn har ju något de är kompetenta kring, annars är de ju kompetenta på att bara vara barn": En undersökning kring åtta pedagogers olika uppfattningar om begreppet det kompetenta barnet
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of thestudy is to analyzehowdifferenteducatorsworking attwo different preschools, perceiveand reflect onthe conceptofthe competent child.

Questionat issue:Howis the concept of the competent child perceived bythe participating preschool teachers? What is the concept loaded with and what meaning is given to the concept by the teachers?

Method:The method used for this study is a phenomenographicone where qualitative interviews were conducted with eight teachers from two different preschools.

Main theories:The theoretical framework used in this text is phenomenography where focus is on the study of perceptions, and on analysis of how people perceive phenomenon as well as analysis of how people create content and meaning in the relationship between the self and the surrounding world.

Summarized conclusion:The results from the eight interviews show that the concept of the competent child is a complex one. However, the analysis of the empirical data shows that the concept can be described through five different perspectives; the perspectives of the child, thepedagogical approach, knowledge, care and education. The study shows that these different perspectives are based on personal experience which forms the basis for how they perceive the child and how they relate to the child. Therefore, we believe it is important that all educators in preschools together reflect on the concept of the competent child to create an equal preschool for all.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
The competent child, the perceptions of the child, pedagogical approach, knowledge, care and education.
Keyword [sv]
Det kompetenta barnet, barnsyn, pedagogers förhållningssätt, kunskap, omsorg och fostran
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28897OAI: diva2:883031
Subject / course
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-16 Last updated: 2016-01-01Bibliographically approved

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