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Grammatik i gymnasieskolans svenskämne: En fallstudie om lärares syn på sin undervisning
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Grammar in Swedish as an upper secondary school subject. : A case study of teachers' views of their teaching (English)
Abstract [en]

The study investigates how grammar is taught in Swedish upper secondary schools and how educational methods have changed since 1996. The essay intends to explain what kind of grammar exercises are used in the subject of Swedish and how teachers describe their educational methods. The research method is qualitative interviews with six teachers of Swedish in upper secondary schools. In addition to the interviews some grammar exercises from the teachers are analysed. The theoretical framework is the functional perspective on grammar.

The results show that one of the six teachers integrates grammar with other tasks, whereas the other teachers mainly use the isolated grammar method. Some of them combine grammar integrated with other tasks and also teach grammar as an isolated element. The majority of the teachers report that terminology is the major problem for students learning grammar. Teachers find it difficult to motivate the students to learn grammar, since the students want to see the immediate need of the knowledge. The study also shows that students are more motivated to learn grammar when the grammar is integrated with other tasks than when it is taught as an isolated element. Likewise, the results indicate, in accordance with other research results, that students are more inclined to find grammar important if it is taught with a functional perspective and integrated with other tasks. Despite that, the educational methods used are mainly described as isolated. The analysis of the grammar exercises signals the same result: one out of five exercises integrates grammar with other language proficiencies, whereas the other four exercises consist of practising traditional, isolated grammar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Upper secondary school, grammar education, educational material, functional grammar
Keyword [sv]
Gymnasieskolan, grammatikundervisning, undervisningsmaterial, funktionell grammatik
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Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49138OAI: diva2:896294
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Swedish Language
Available from: 2016-01-25 Created: 2016-01-20 Last updated: 2016-01-25Bibliographically approved

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