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Lekmiljöns betydelse i förskolan för barn med olika funktionsnedsättningar: En intervjustudie med pedagoger
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Play environments importance in preschool for children with various disabilities : An interview study with the educators (English)
Abstract [en]


The purpose of this study is to look at how the educationalists think and work when creating play environments in preschool for children with special needs. The goal is also to show what the educationalists see as possibilities and limitations in modelling their work. The study is based on qualitative interviews with five educators in the working environment. The theoretical outset of this study is based on a socio-cultural perspective.

The results showed that the educators create different environments to suit the needs for all children. The play environment are shaped to inspire, challenge and educate. The results showed that the choice of different materials is of great importance in play environments. What the educators strive for in their work is to show visibility and give appropriate access to these materials. There needs to be an appropriate amount of impressions for the children in order for them to maintain their level of focus and concentration. Materials that allow the senses to be activated were shown to be the most important for children with special needs. This can give the children the stimulants they need to be able to learn and develop.

In addition the result demonstrates a number of obstacles when modelling play environments. This could be a result of poor financial situations or poor facilities. What is very clear is that when creating and developing play environments it comes down to the educators to be resourceful and creative with the means at hand.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Disability, educator, material, play environment, preschool, socio-cultural perspective
Keyword [sv]
Funktionsnedsättning, förskola, lekmiljö, material, pedagog, sociokulturellt perspektiv
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Humanities Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-43682OAI: diva2:943449
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Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-27 Last updated: 2016-06-28Bibliographically approved

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