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NO-undervisning i olika lärandemiljöer: En jämförande studie med F-3 lärare från kommunal respektive Ur och Skur-regi
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study is to examine how teachers in grades F-3, in public schools and I Ur och Skur schools interpret the curriculum text regarding range of animals and plants in the environment in science instruction, and how they describe their work with this. The study will also study if the work in the field of animals and plants in the local environment differs between these types of school. The study is based on the following questions:

  1. What factors determine whether the teachers engage in teaching indoors or outside in the field of animals and plants?
  2. How do the teachers interpret the curriculum text that concerns the area of ​​animals and plants in the environment?
  3. What are the learning opportunities that these teachers consider regarding the outdoor learning?
  4. What difficulties are the teachers reporting regarding the students learning?
  5. Are there differences between responding the teachers’ descriptions regarding the area of animals and plants in the environment than public schools and I Ur and Skur schools? If so, how?

In this study, O'Brien and Murray's theoretical model has been used as a tool for the analysis. The method has a quantitative methodology, questionnaires, and a qualitative approach, interview. This is chosen to be used to find out how teachers in different school forms describe their work with animals and plants in the immediate environment. The result shows that the majority of teachers in both types of schools describe the use of the outdoor environment in connection with the training module. Teachers described the opportunities in all six categories from O'Brien and Murray's theoretical model (ref. O'Brien & Murray 2007, p. 255). The main difference between the different schools are the time devoted to teaching this module, were public teachers on average spend 10,5 hours/term while I Ur och Skur teachers on average spend 25 hours/term.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
science education, public schools, I Ur och Skur schools, outdoor didactic
Keyword [sv]
NO-undervisning, kommunal regi, I Ur och Skur regi, utomhusdidaktik
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30020OAI: diva2:930004
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-05-23 Created: 2016-05-21 Last updated: 2016-05-23Bibliographically approved

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