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Biologi i förskolan - med eller utan styrdokument: En studie om inkluderingen av ämnet biologi i förskoleverksamheten och hur det har förändrats under de senaste femtio åren
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
Biology in early childhood education – with or without a curriculum : A study on the inclusion of biology in early childhood education and how it has evolved over the past fifty years (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine the inclusion of biology in the early childhood education and how it has evolved over the last fifty years. What subjects and approaches have been included and what motives were given.


This study was divided into two sub-categories were text analysis was used to find out how biology has been included in the early childhood education throughout the years. On the basis of this field study was conducted, as well as qualitative semi-structured interviews to find out how the early childhood education works and has been working with regards to biology.


The results show that the curriculums as well as the teachers who have worked with this subject, has done it differently over the years. It’s also been found that the community has had a significant impact on the preschool content, as well as knowledge and personal interest.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
Curriculum, curriculum theory, enactment of curricula, preschool, policy documents, subject of biology
Keyword [sv]
Biologi, förskola, förverkligandet av läroplanen, läroplan, läroplansteori, styrdokument
National Category
Biological Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-43725OAI: diva2:944031
Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-28 Last updated: 2016-06-29Bibliographically approved

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