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  • 851.
    Zackariasson, Maria
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Ethnology. Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    ’I feel really good now!’: Emotions and independence in undergraduate supervision2018In: Learning and Teaching, ISSN 1755-2273, E-ISSN 1755-2281, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 1-24Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within Swedish higher education, there is an explicit focus on the importance of independence, not least in relation to degree projects, which makes it a significant issue within supervision. What student independence comprises and how it may be achieved, however, is rarely discussed, even though the expectations of independence may be a stressful aspect of degree projects for students. This article examines the role emotions may play in undergraduate supervision in relation to student independence, through analysing recorded supervision meetings and focus group interviews with supervisors. Based in a theoretical framework centred on the concepts affective practices, anticipated emotions and anticipatory emotions, it discusses how supervisors handled students’ expressions of fear and anxiety, joy and relief, and how anticipated emotions could be used as a didactic tool.

  • 852.
    Zackariasson, Maria
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Ethnology. Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    [Recension av] Birgitta Theander: Till arbetet! Yrkesdrömmar och arbetsliv i flickboken 1920-1965.: Makadam förlag, Göteborg/Stockholm 2017. 393 s. ill. ISBN 978-91-7061-243-5.2018In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 2-3, p. 183-185Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 853.
    Zackariasson, Maria
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Ethnology. Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    “You are going to hate me!”: Ethnological perspectives on the role of emotions in undergraduate supervision2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Working in multidisciplinary research settings often contributes to raising questions around one’s own research practice and disciplinary traditions and habits. Why do we do things the way we do and how may an ethnological perspective contribute to seeing and understanding things in a different way than in other disciplines? This presentation will start from a multidisciplinary project on higher education, where researchers from journalism, Swedish and ethnology cooperate in collecting and analyzing material and also write articles together. The focus of the research project is undergraduate supervision, and in particular how the idea and ideal of student independence, expressed for instance in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, is understood and handled by supervisors in journalism and teacher education.

    In my presentation I will concentrate on one of the types of material we have collected within the project, namely recorded supervision sessions, and how this material may be used to examine the role of emotions in undergraduate supervision, particularly in relation to the ideal of student independence. The analysis of the material is based in a theoretical framework centered on the concepts affective practices, anticipated emotions and anticipatory emotions, and focuses on how the participating supervisors handled students’ expressions of fear and anxiety, joy and relief, as well as on how anticipated emotions could be used by the supervisors during the supervision. In the discussion I will also put my ethnological perspective in relation to how researchers from the other disciplines within the project approach the same material.

  • 854.
    Zackariasson, Maria
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Ethnology. Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Magnusson, Jenny
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language. Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Känslors och värderingars betydelse i handledning av självständiga arbeten – två perspektiv2018In: NU2018 - Det akademiska lärarskapet: Abstrakt, 2018, p. 118-119, article id 738Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    En central del i det akademiska lärarskapet är att handleda studenter som befinner sig på olika nivåer i sin utbildning. Det kan handla om doktorander på forskarutbildningsnivå, men i och med att en så stor andel studenter skriver ett, eller två, självständiga arbeten under sin utbildning, handlar det oftare om handledning av studenter på grundläggande eller avancerad nivå. Det finns ett antal studier, både nationellt och internationellt, som behandlar olika aspekter av handledning av studenters uppsatser, som exempelvis handledningsprocessen, handledarstilar, och handledares erfarenheter och behov (t.ex. Augustsson & Jaldemark, 2014; Baker, Cluett, Ireland, Reading, & Rourke, 2014; Berg, 2016; Carlson, Svensson, Johannson, & Montin, 2016; Eriksson & Gustavsson, 2016; Kamler & Thomson, 2014; Scholefield & Cox, 2016; Sveen & Magnusson, 2013; Todd, Smith, & Bannister, 2006; Wiggins, Gordon-Finlayson, Becker, & Sullivan, 2016).

    En aspekt av handledningsprocessen, som dock framför allt har diskuterats inom den forskning som finns om handledning på forskarutbildningsnivå, är att känslor och känslomässiga aspekter kan spela en viktig roll i handledning och för doktoranders skrivande (Cotterall, 2013; Doloriert, Sambrook, & Stewart, 2012; Sambrook, Stewart, & Roberts, 2008). En utgångspunkt i denna forskning är som regel att handledaren och doktoranden hinner etablera känslomässiga relationer i och med att en forskarutbildning pågår under flera år, och att det kan påverka skrivprocessen. Även inom forskning om skolelevers skrivande har betydelsen av känslor och värderingar framhållits, till exempel inom det forskningsfält där olika språkliga resurser för att värdera och uttrycka känslor analyseras utifrån ramverket appraisal (Martin & White, 2003). Denna forskning har till exempel visat att skolelevers texter värderas högre när språkliga resurser för att uttrycka värderingar och känslor används (Folkeryd, 2006).

    Men hur är det i handledning av studenter på grundutbildningsnivå? Vilka resurser och strategier knutna till känslor och värderingar används av studenter och handledare i handledningssamtal om självständiga arbeten? Med utgångspunkt i den befintliga forskningen är detta frågor som bör belysas närmare, och i denna presentation ämnar vi göra det ur två olika perspektiv. Det första perspektivet utgår från de bedömningsprocesser som hela tiden pågår i handledningsinteraktionen, och vi analyserar dessa utifrån begrepp som knyts till ramverket appraisal (Martin & White, 2003). Det andra perspektivet utgår från hur handledare och studenter kan använda känslor och känslomässiga uttryck som en typ av handledningsstrategi. Här utgör begreppen anticipated emotions och anticipatory emotions de huvudsakliga analysredskapen (Barsics, Van der Linden, & D'Argembeau, 2016, 219).

    Vårt paper har sin grund i ett pågående, tvärvetenskapligt projekt om självständighet i högre utbildning, där handledning har en central roll (http://www.sh.se/p3/ext/content.nsf/aget? openagent&key=projekt_page_1446544810333 ). Det empiriska material presentationen bygger på, består av inspelad handledningsinteraktion, med handledare och studenter från lärarutbildning och journalistik, vid två svenska lärosäten.

     

    Referenser

    Augustsson, G., & Jaldemark, J. (2014). Online supervision: a theory of supervisors’ strategic communicative influence on student dissertations. Higher Education, 67(1), 19-33.

    Baker, M.-J., Cluett, E., Ireland, L., Reading, S., & Rourke, S. (2014). Supervising undergraduate research: A collective approach utilising groupwork and peer support. Nurse Education Today, 34(4), 637-642.

    Barsics, C., Van der Linden, M., & D'Argembeau, A. (2016). Frequency, characteristics, and perceived functions of emotional future thinking in daily life. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(2), 217-233.

    Berg, D. (2016). Det självständiga arbetet - en plats för emancipation eller automation. Utbildning och lärande, 10(1), 94-108.

    Carlson, V., Svensson, P., Johannson, V., & Montin, S. (2016). Handledare, vägledare eller kontrollant? Utbildning och lärande, 10(1), 20-38.

    Cotterall, S. (2013). More than just a brain: emotions and the doctoral experience. Higher Education Research and Development, 32(2), 174-187.

    Doloriert, C., Sambrook, S., & Stewart, J. (2012). Power and emotion in doctoral supervision: Implications for HRD. European Journal of Training and Development, 36(7), 732-750.

    Eriksson, A., & Gustavsson, S. (2016). Krav, uppmaningar och frågor - en autoetnografisk reflektion över handledning av självständiga arbeten. Utbildning och lärande, 10(1), 70-87.

    Folkeryd, J. W. (2006). Writing with an attitude : appraisal and student texts in the school subject of Swedish. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.

    Kamler, B., & Thomson, P. (2014). Helping doctoral students write pedagogies for supervision. London ; New York: Routledge,.

    Martin, J. R., & White, P. R. (2003). The language of evaluation: Springer.

    Sambrook, S., Stewart, J., & Roberts, C. (2008). Doctoral supervision . . . a view from above, below and the middle! Journal of Further and Higher Education, 32(1), 71-84.

    Scholefield, D., & Cox, G. (2016). Evaluation of a model of dissertation supervision for 3rd year B.Sc. undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice, 17, 78-85.

    Schreier, M. (2012). Qualitative Content Analysis in Practice. London & Thousand Oaks: SAGE.

    Sveen, H., & Magnusson, J. (2013). Handledningens vad, hur och varför: interaktionella mönster med fokus på röst. Högre Utbildning (2), 87-102.

    Todd, M. J., Smith, K., & Bannister, P. (2006). Supervising a social science undergraduate dissertation: staff experiences and perceptions. Teaching in Higher Education, 11(2), 161-173.

    Wiggins, S., Gordon-Finlayson, A., Becker, S., & Sullivan, C. (2016). Qualitative undergraduate project supervision in psychology: current practices and support needs of supervisors across North East England and Scotland. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 13(1), 1-19.

     

  • 855.
    Zackariasson, Maria
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Ethnology. Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Magnusson, Jenny
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language. Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    ’They shouldn’t work all by themselves’: Supervisors’ understandings of student independence in undergraduate projects2018In: NERA 2018 - 46th CONGRESS Educational Research: Boundaries, Breaches and Bridges: Abstracts, Oslo: University of Oslo , 2018, p. 237-238Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Title: “They shouldn’t work all by themselves!” Supervisors’ understandings of student independence in undergraduate projects

    Authors: Maria Zackariasson, professor, Södertörn University & Jenny Magnusson, lecturer, Södertörn University

    That independence is a concept of scholarly interest in relation to higher education, is evident within the research field on independent learning, as well as in research on supervision within higher education (eg Broad 2006; Cukurova et al 2017; Gurr 2010; Lau 2017; Lee 2008). That it also in other ways constitutes a significant concept within the academic context, is evident for instance in how independence in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance is described as one of the main goals of higher education (Swedish Council for Higher Education 1993).

    At the same time, independence is characterized by a certain conceptual ambiguity, and, consequently, tends to be understood differently in different academic contexts, both nationally, internationally and interdisciplinary. This may pose a problem not least in relation to the supervision of undergraduate projects. In this paper we examine how supervisors understand the concept independence and how their understandings might influence their attitude to and practice of supervision of undergraduate projects. The analysis is based on focus group interviews with supervisors from two education programs, teacher education and journalism, in two countries, Sweden and Russia.

    In our findings we highlight and discuss several understandings of independence that were evident in our material, and in which phases of the undergraduate project these were regarded to be most significant. The theoretical framework for the paper connects to how a number of concepts that are central within higher education, such as criticality/critical thinking, learner autonomy and independent learning, tend to be characterized by conceptual ambiguity (cf Borg and Al-Busaidi 2012; Gardner 2007; Moore 2011). Using Wittgenstein’s ideas on family resemblances, we discuss how the concept independence may be understood in relation to such associated concepts (Wittgenstein 1958).

    The paper is of relevance to Nordic educational research through its focus on a concept that is rarely discussed and defined, even though it is most significant within higher education and for supervisors’ attitudes and didactic choices.

    References

    Borg, Simon, and Saleh Al-Busaidi. 2012. "Teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding learner autonomy." ELT Journal 66(3):283-92.

    Broad, James. 2006. "Interpretations of independent learning in further education." Journal of Further and Higher Education 30(2):119-43.

    Cukurova, Mutlu, Judith Bennett, and Ian Abrahams. 2017. "Students’ knowledge acquisition and ability to apply knowledge into different science contexts in two different independent learning settings." Research in Science & Technological Education:1-18.

    Gurr, Geoff. 2010. "Negotiating the "Rackety Bridge" — a Dynamic Model for Aligning Supervisory Style with Research Student Development." Higher Education Research & Development:81-92.

    Lau, Ken. 2017. "‘The most important thing is to learn the way to learn: evaluating the effectiveness of independent learning by perceptual changes." Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 42(3):415-30.

    Lee, Anne. 2008. "How are doctoral students supervised? Concepts of doctoral research supervision." Studies in Higher Education 33(3):267-81.

    Moore, Tim John. 2011. "Critical thinking and disciplinary thinking: a continuing debate." Higher Education Research & Development 30(3).

    Swedish Council for Higher Education 1993. "The Higher Education Ordinance" Ministry of Education and Research. Accessed 2017-04-11. https://www.uhr.se/en/start/laws-and-regulations/Laws-and-regulations/The-Higher-Education-Ordinance/.

    Wittgenstein, Ludwig. 1958. Philosophical investigations. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

  • 856.
    Zamora Pettersson, Ingrid
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Att få äga sin egen samling på förskolan: en fråga om demokrati2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Min vetenskapliga essä handlar om samlingen på förskolan och hur vi pedagoger förhåller oss kring den. Jag utgår från två samlingssituationer som jag varit delaktig i. I båda situationerna har antingen jag eller min kollega handlat ur ett vuxenperspektiv där barnen inte har fått så mycket inflytande.

    I essän ifrågasätter jag samlingens vara på förskolan och ställer mig frågan om huruvida vi ens behöver ha med den som daglig rutin. För att svara på detta undersöker jag samlingen ur ett historiskt perspektiv där jag lyfter fram Fröbel och hans teorier men även hur samlingen har sett ut från 50-talet och fram till 80-talet. Vidare skriver jag om vikten av att ha reflektion i arbetsgruppen för att kunna lyfta fram frågor som rör det pedagogiska arbetssättet, i detta fall samlingen.

    Min essä grundar sig på utbildningsteoretiska perspektiv, pedagogisk forskning och förskolans styrdokument. Detta har bidragit till att jag har haft möjligheten att på ett öppet sätt kunnat ta ett steg tillbaka för att reflekteraoch ifrågasätta mitt eget agerande både som subjekt och objekt. Jag har kunnat förstå och värdera det som framkommit i min undersökning på ett djupare plan när jag sett samlingen ur olika perspektiv.

    Min undersökning visar att vi måste hitta en balans kring barns delaktighet och pedagogernas flexibilitet för samlingens innehålloch struktur. För att hitta balansen måste vi se barnen som kompetenta individer med egna erfarenheter.

  • 857.
    Zander, Caroline
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Rajfelt, Wajna
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Pedagogens föhållningssätt till den goda måltiden: Två pedagogiska inriktningar med fokus på lärande ur ett sociokulturellt perspektiv2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Food, health and wellbeing are central concepts in our modern society. These three concepts should be as important to those who works in preschool, where the beginning of lifelong learning is founded.

    Therefore we have chosen to examine if the teachers approach to the mealtime in preschool have any impact on a food habit in 5-years-olds.

    We have studied two preschools with a different educational orientation, a Waldorf preschool and a traditional Swedish preschool influenced by Reggio Emilia.

    Data have been collected through various observations and through group interviews that creates a broad foundation of what we examine.

    The result indicates that there are differences in the educators approach to the good meal and a connection between the educators` personal perceptions and the educational orientation. The difference consists of the educators` values, the view of learning, the competent child and the children`s participation in the meal situation.

  • 858.
    Zareezade Palaric, Janet
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Att arbeta utifrån elevers intressen och erfarenheter i engelskundervisning: En kvalitativ studie om hur lärare inkluderar elevers intressen och erfarenheter i engelska för att skapa en meningsfull undervisnin2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is a qualitative study based on interviews. This essay focuses on studying six primary schools teachers and twelve primary school students  experiences and descriptions of English teaching design in relation to students interests and experiences. The purpose is to investigate what motivates student learning and how students extramural meetings, english activities outside school, incorporate in English teaching to create a meaningful teaching for the students.  

     

    The results has been analyzed through theoretical perspectives about intrinsic motivation, the theory of a third area and design for learning. The results show that the teachers in this study are aware of the students extramural activities and uses them as a resource in the English teaching. Previous research has shown that there is a gap between the English used in school and the English used outside of school.  The results show that to be able to bridge the gap between the two cultures of english teachers have designed their English lessons by the theory of a third area and a design for learning to motivate their students.  

     

  • 859.
    Zareezade Palaric, Janet
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Undervisning i hållbar utveckling i ett antal Grön Flagg-skolor: En kvalitativ studie om lärares mål och didaktiska verktyg i förhållande till de olika miljöundervisningstraditioner som råder2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate a few primary school teachers approach to their education work in sustainable development. The teachers work in Green Flag schools, which is a network that offers teachers teaching material for the education in sustainable development. Research has shown that teachers lack of knowledge in how the education in sustainable development should be designed.  

    This study proceeds from these following questions: How does the interviwed teachers motivate their goals and didactic choices in the education of sustainable development?

    The investigation is based on a method triangulation. With qualitative interviews of six primary schools teachers and a text analysis of the teaching material the teachers use I am going to answer the questions of this study. Previous research has shown that there is three teaching traditions teachers can approach and in this study the aim of the teachers will be analyzed by the three traditions. The research shows that a normative teaching tradition is the most occurring teaching tradition with the education for sustainable development. The research also shows that teachers prefer to work  practical so that the students can experience the contents of sustainable development.

  • 860.
    Zlatkos, Isabella
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Barnet, pedagogen och den fria leken.: En intervjustudie om pedagogers syn på den fria leken i förskoleverksamheten och dess betydelse för barnet2016Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The following is a study into the importance of "free play". Through interviews- and study into research in child psychology and different theories of interaction I aim to reach a conclusion as to whether the occurrence of "free play" has a fundamental importance in the development of the preschool child. Interviews have been formed to address the adult reflections in relation to play, and addresses the views and opinions as to what extent the adult should merely supervise or partake and thus steer the outcome of play. A question is also formed to determine the omni-importance of play. The interviews have been conducted with 6 adults responsible for children in pre-school institutions. The interviewees are employed at three separate locations. The study looks into several theoretical perspectives and thus also draws its conclusions from these. The perspectives and research are studied under method, and comparison of answers are noted in results and analysis. The most important outcome of the study is that all are in agreeance that play has a huge importance to the children's both physical and social development, thus enabling the child for future engagements in adulthood.

  • 861.
    Åberg, Dagny
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    ”Jag är inte riktigt en sån person att dela med sig ”: Lärare och elever om rättvisa2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the understanding of the concept of justice. This study takes advantage of a phenomenographic research approach while also using questionnaire answers. The purpose of the thesis has been to explore young students understanding and experiences of “justice”. The data for the empirical part of the study has been gathered through questionnaires and the main information for the qualitative part of the study has been extracted from the results of interviewing students. The results show evidence that teachers in the study have not worked explicitly with the concept of justice. The results from the study shows that the primary education of “justice” happens through socialization.   

  • 862.
    Åfeldt, Ruchika
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Kom, ska vi leka!: Lekens betydelse i barns utveckling En studie av pedagogers uppfattning2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate which perceptions pedagogues have about the importance of play in children´s development and how they work in kindergartens to stimulate the children to play more. The essay for this study is based on preschool´s curriculum and preschool activities. Preschool´s curriculum has placed great importance on children´s lifelong learning and therefore it is important that activities in preschool must be fun, safe and instructive. Therefore, I have chosen to do a qualitative study which is a based on a phenomenology hermeneutics method. I will collect my empirical material by interviewing six educators in five preschools which is located in three different municipalities. My purpose of this choice was to interview six educators who work in different environments. At the end of my study I will describe what answers I received on my purpose and what perceptions do the pedagogues have about the significance of the play.

  • 863.
    Åhlfeldt, Helena
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Att våga, vilja och kunna; mimesis och känslan av ett själv: en vetenskaplig essä om att stödja barns bildskapande utveckling i förskolan2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is about how I can better understand children's sense of self and what role it plays in their development of image creation in preschool, based on two self-perceived stories from pre-school activities. Through the essay process, I get an idea of ​​what I experience as a dilemma in my two initial stories. It's about my understanding of the in preschool so often referred to concept of self-esteem, and how I, by reaching an increased understanding of children's sense of self, better can support the development of their image creation. The essay´s reflective part has two sections. First, I make a compressed historical backlog in the field of affect theory to seek an increased understanding of preschool's self-esteem concepts. By then leaving the concept of self-esteem and instead applying the concepts sense of self, self-evaluation and self-efficacy to my initial images from reality, my view changes on what children's sense of self in preschool activities can be. Even my understanding of how I as a teacher can support them in this sense for their image-creating development to be strengthened changes. In the second part of my reflections, I seek, by means of Aristotle's interpretation of the concept of mimesis, an in-depth understanding of children's image creation needs. I realize, contradictory to my initial bias, that copying and templates can be excellent tools in the development of children's image-making processes. In conclusion, I take up the children's culture and its incorporation into preschool activities as a further research area.

  • 864.
    Åkesson, Kajsa
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education. Kajsa Åkesson.
    Skriv bara såm de låtär: En kvalitativ studie om stavningsundervisning och rättstavning i åk 1 och 32019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate how five Swedish teachers relates to the spelling education in grade 1 and 3. The material of this study consists of texts from students from grade 1 and interviews with 5 teachers in the Stockholm area. The study originates from the sociocultural theory and the zone of proximate development as well as a grammatical theory which consists of a phonology part and a morphology part. The result of this study shows that the teachers are positive to teach spelling and specific rules in grade 3 in general. The study also shows that the teachers doesn’t correct the student’s texts that much in grade 1 but they do in grade 3, because most students have learned how to write and spell better in grade 3. The study also shows that the most common spelling mistakes is double letters and vowel confusions. Further would the teachers focus on double letters and special spellings, as th eSwedish/ɧ/ sound for example while correcting the student’s texts.

  • 865.
    Åkesson, Marie
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Å ena sidan, å andra sidan: Essä om fritidshemmets samverkan med skolan när det gäller att synliggöra elevernas kunskapsutveckling2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In my essay, I take as starting point stories where I experience that the school context does not take advantage of the possibilities offered by the youth leisure center in gathering information about the students’ knowledge development. In my text I am going to reflect upon my irritation, how I acted and why I acted in a certain way in different situations with students. The aim of my essay is to examine how can I, in my role as a youth leisure center educator act, so that my assessment of the students can be a complement to the school’s assessment. I am even going to investigate what possibilities and learning opportunities offer the youth leisure center in being a complement to the school’s assessment procedure of students. I my essay, I will reflect on my dilemma on the hand, and on the other hand, taking different approaches and points of view. I will discuss how I interpret my actions and experience myself, but also my colleagues in the situations with the students, linked to Dreyfus and Dreyfus’s model of skill acquisition, as well as analyze my attitude by using Aristotle’s concepts of wisdom and understanding. Further on, I will discuss how the youth leisure center can be a complement to school based on peer interaction in practice and development-pedagogical perspectives, as well as through analyzing various governing documents. I conclude my essay with a reflection on my research questions, and how I perceive my task as a youth leisure center teacher to collaborate with the school in assessing the students’ knowledge development.

     

  • 866.
    Ånmark, Joakim
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Descriptions of Gender in Swedish EFL-textbooks: A Linguistic Study on Adjectives, Adverbs and Social Roles Used to Describe Women and Men in Two EFL Textbooks2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In light of recent surveys on gender equality and English proficiency in Sweden, this study examines the adjectives and adverbs which describe the women and men in two EFL-textbooks for English 6 in the upper secondary school, namely Blueprint: Version 2.0 B and WWE: World Wide English. Textbooks are often integral for language learning, and considering that students of Swedish upper secondary school are required to take English 6, the exposure of EFL-textbooks are significant. Thus, it becomes relevant to analyse how the language of EFL-textbooks depicts women and men. The actions, social roles and occupations of the female and male characters are analysed to find any discrepancies in how women and men are portrayed and whether these agree with the guidelines of the Swedish National Agency for Education. These guidelines require teaching to be carried out with consideration to fundamental democratic rights and should strive to promote equality between groups.

    In addition, the study builds upon previous research within the field of linguistics as well as social sciences carried out by Fairclough, Foucault, Lucy, Butler and others which concerns discourse, linguistic relativism, gender theory etc. The hypothesis of this study is that there is still a discrepancy in how women and men are depicted in EFL-textbooks. By employing a mixed method approach which includes quantitative data and statistics and qualitative discourse analysis which highlights indications of unequal description of gender, it can be concluded that women and men are described differently, and often in terms of dichotomies, with adjectives, adverbs and the social roles that they are assigned. These descriptions may consequently result in that students that use these textbooks as part of their learning process may adopt these values. Thus, some descriptions violates the goals and guidelines for gender equality, prescribed by the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket).

  • 867.
    Ånmark, Joakim
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Unga och nyheter i det moderna medielandskapet: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om ungas nyhetsintresse, nyhetskonsumtion och förtroende för medierna2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The media landscape has evolved significantly over the last decades. Previously, the extent of media choice was limited to a handful of newspapers and radio- and TV broadcasts. However, with the rise of cable TV and internet access, people are faced with a multitude of choices regarding what media and content they choose to consume. Scholars have argued that these developments may enable people who are not interested in news consumption to avoid news more than previously. Considering this transformation of the media landscape, this paper aspires to shed light on the factors that affect news media choice. More specifically, the aim of this essay is to study upper secondary school students’ news interest, news consumption and their trust in news media.

     

    This essay employs uses and gratifications and Bourdieu’s symbolic and cultural capital theory to analyze the empirical data. This data is based on 6 semi-structured interviews with students in the first or second year in two upper secondary schools.  The analysis demonstrates that parents’ political interest in addition to students’ uses and gratifications are significant to understand news interest and news consumption among upper secondary school students. Furthermore, the analysis highlights that the interviewees with higher cultural capital perceive news media with a higher symbolic capital as more trustworthy, while students with a lower cultural capital trust tabloid media to a greater extent.   

  • 868.
    Åqvist, Helena
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Du är världens sämsta fröken!: En essä om ett moraliskt dilemma och problemskapande beteende2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a scientific essay that is written from a self-perceived dilemma. While writing this essay I do it with a purpose and with reflection on literature studies. I´m trying to get an understanding why I acting the way I do and to get a new perspective of how I´m going to act when similar situations occur. Which I know I will when working with children. In my essay, I also examine whether low arousal approach attention is an ethically correct approach and if that way of work matches the school's values.

    In this hermeneutic work I discuss with philosophers, psychologists, and research into the regulatory documents you relate to when you work in a school. With these and theories about duty ethics, discourse ethics, morality, common sense, empathy, core values and low arousal approach I reach the understanding that: With these theories combined with experience and practical knowledge give you a possibility to make wise decisions in a dilemma.

    I come to the conclusion that if you are well versed with the low arousal approach method it can be a good method to use from the perspective of a teacher. The effects of the method will become useless if you don’t have the knowledge how to use it.

  • 869.
    Åsander, Annelie
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Barns hälsa i förskolan: Pedagogers tankar och samhällets ideal2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to examine teacher´s thoughts and ideas about children´s health in Swedish preschools. It´s a qualitative study where interviews have been done with five preschool teachers about children´s health in preschool. The theory applied in this study is Social-Constructivism, which means a theory of knowledge where reality and society is constructed by a human perspective and each individual create his own knowledge. The reason for this study is children´s increased sedentary behavior. Many children today are overweight and health is a major topic of conversation in society today.

    The questions asked in this study are: What criteria do teachers consider as parts of in the concept of health? What important factors are working towards the children to achieve a good standard of health? Are the teachers affected by the thoughts about health that exist in society today and can the teacher’s ideas be linked to the concept about health created by society?

    The results indicate that all the study´s participants believe that the children´s health is very important and that they all daily promote children´s health and wellbeing daily in preschool. Important factors for a good health are good physique, good mental and social health. The participant’s views on children´s health were that children should be safe as well as be able to physically endure different activities. The teachers do not plan activities where health comes first, but instead activities where health comes naturally via games played outdoors and in nature. The participants never spoke of health as a certain ideal and appearance, contrary to what we can hear in society today.

  • 870.
    Åslund, Karolina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Haage, Anna
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Brist på kommunikation i förskolan: Hur kan olika former av kunskap komma till sin rätt?2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Our essay begins with two experience-based stories where we want to discuss problems that may arise during personal meetings in preschool. What we have experienced, and which also occurs in the stories is that meeting situations often loses focus and the main subject often gets overlooked. In this essay we have focused on the adults in preschool, teachers who meet every day and the tools we can use to be able to familiarize and understand the interaction between these. The purpose was to investigate and try to understand why conflicts in the meeting of educators arises. The aim was also to critically examine our role and our actions in the stories.

    Important concepts and investigating issues of our essay is teams and responsibilities, language and communication and how differently we can perceive the same thing. Another important concept to discuss in a profession that is characterized by close relations are power. Ethics and its importance for understanding other people is also an important aspect. We have chosen to write this essay in the essay form, which also forms the basis for our method. Since we are constantly reflecting about this, it was natural to have a hermeneutic approach where understanding is the foundation for our thoughts and reflections. We reflected on our own actions, but also try to put us into and understand how the other people we work with thought and acted. What is the basis for our own actions and why act the people that we describe in our stories as they do?

  • 871.
    Åslund, Lisa
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    "Vilken hjärna tänker du med egentligen?": En vetenskaplig essä om hur vi kommunicerar framför eleverna2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay will reflect upon communication and conduct in different ways. The essay is based on a dilemma that is difficult to assess since it addresses a situation where I, in my role as a leisure-time teacher, react upon how a colleague treats a young student. The purpose of the essay is to try to analyze the dilemma viewed from different perspectives in hope to gain an understanding of how we can look at communication in more than one way. How should educators communicate in front of the students, and what is a good way to treat one another? In the essay the dilemma is discussed from different perspectives such as power relations, but also fronesis and practical knowledge. In order to be able to go into depth with regard to interpretation and understanding of this experience, I will look to Hans-Georg Gadamer to illustrate the dilemma based on the hermeneutical approach. The method of this thesis is essay-writing, which consists in reflection with the help of relevant literature, with starting point in an experience that is difficult to assess.

  • 872.
    Öhman, Elin
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Att inte hämmas när språkkunskaperna brister: En undersökning om lärares och elevers medvetenhet om, och användning av, strategier i muntlig produktion av engelska2016Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine pupils’ and teachers’ perspectives and use of language strategies when speaking English. Questions that will try to be answered are: What are the teachers’ thoughts about language strategies? In the subject English, which strategies do the pupils in 6th grade use? Which strategies to communicate are used most frequently by 6th graders when speaking English unprepared? To answer these questions, interviews with teachers were held. The pupils answered a survey and were observed while talking English.

    Earlier studies have showed that language learning strategies are an efficient tool for people learning a second language while overcoming their language skills shortcomings that might arise while communicating in a second language.

    This study concludes that language learning strategies have a significant part to play in the development of a communicative competence. The teachers emphasized the importance of a good learning environment, interaction and pupils’ awareness about the language learning process. The pupils reported that they used strategies such as paraphrasing and body language, which the observation later confirmed. 

  • 873.
    Öhman, Elin
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Språket är nyckeln: En undersökning av lärares uppfattningar om språkutveckling i samhällskunskap2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine teachers’ perceptions of language development in social studies. Questions that will try to be answered are: How do teachers in social studies regarding grades 4-6 account for pupils’ language development in planning, teaching and grading? What difficulties do teachers experience while working with language development? What kind of support do teachers feel that they need in order to work effectively with language development?

    Research has showed that language is our primary tool for learning in all subjects. A language developing education is contextual, contains scaffolding and a lot of opportunities for interaction. Teachers have an important role to play in creating context that benefits pupils’ knowledge, linguistic and personal development. Earlier studies have showed that many teachers lack competence in how to work with language and knowledge development.

    This study concludes that teachers take into account pupils’ prior knowledge and that they understand the importance of working with different methods based on interaction and scaffolding to develop their pupils’ subject and linguistic capability. The main difficulty that teachers reported was the difficulty in adapting the education to the pupils’ different abilities. They also acknowledged the development of the specialized school language with its abstract words as a difficulty. Teachers reported that the best support in this process was collegial learning, internal education and language development models/tools.

  • 874.
    Öhrn, Ylva
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Komplettera skolan eller samarbeta för eleverna?: En essä om svårigheten i att hitta samarbetsformer mellan fritids- och skollärare som gynnar elevernas lärande.2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 875.
    Östensson, Sofia
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    "...allt som händer i samhället speglas av i skolan": En studie om undervisning inom religionskunskap i relation till ett mångkulturellt samhälle2015Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to investigate how a multicultural society can be reflected in the religious education. This essay will compare how teachers in grade 3 reflects about their religious education in relation to the society’s cultural diversity and it will also analyze how the teachers’ pupils think about religion. I have used the following questions:

    • Do the teachers believe that the cultural diversity affects their religious education and if so, how and in what way?
    • How do the teachers describe teaching religion in relation to the multicultural society?
    • What are the pupils’ perceptions of religion in a context of cultural diversity?

    The investigation is based on qualitative semi-structured interviews with four different teachers and a questionnaire study with 62 pupils that generates both quantitative and qualitative data. The theoretical approach of the study is grounded on different definitions of religion and on a theory called frame factor theory which was produced by Urban Dahllöf. The result of the study shows that the teachers believe that it is important to adapt their religious education to the cultural diversity. When comparing the teachers’ descriptions about their religious education it shows that all of the teachers describe factors that can influence their teaching of religion in a multicultural society. The questionnaire study shows similarities and differences in the way pupils think about religion but the most common thing is that most of the pupils associate God with religion. 

  • 876.
    Österberg, Bodil
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Bilden, texten och läsförståelsen2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Against the background of previous research regarding the interplay between pictures and text in teaching materials and picturebooks which shown an ambivalent approach to the use of pictures in narrative texts (Carney & Levin 2002) (Jonsson 2006) I set off to investigate the interplay between pictures and text in childrens litterature with the aim to illuminate how different interplays could be used in teaching. The study proceeded from the following questions:

    • In which ways do pictures and texts interplay in some newly published reading textbooks?

    • In which ways do pictures and texts interplay in some commonly read picturebooks for 8 year-old children?

    • Which didactic consequenses could derive from this?

    Through a multimodal literacy-theory I analyzed three commonly read picturebooks for eight year-olds and three newly published reading textbooks in which I labeled the pictures using an analyzing-tool created by Joel R Levin, professor of Educational Psychology vid Department of Educational Psychology, University of Arizona where the relation between text and picture can be representative, decorative, organizing or informative, or interpretive as Levin puts it (Levin 1981).

    The total result showed that most text-picture-interplays are representative och informative, two interplays in which the reader is invited to interpret, make predictions, and make connections to own experiences or other stories. The organizing interplays create preconceptions and invites the reader to summarize the content and retell sequences or the whole story. The decorative interplays could through a multmodal literacy-theory rise questions about genres and social codes. The interplays between pictures and text are found being a great resource rather than an obstacle.

  • 877.
    Österberg, Bodil
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Storm Gillberg, Jenny
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Eleverna och den geologiska tiden: Museipedagogers arbete ur ett designteoretiskt perspektiv2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    This study aims to apply a design theoretical perspective on museum educators in a natural sciencemuseum to see which didactic choices they make. This study proceeds from the following questions:

    How is the scientific content of the exhibition orchestrated? Which semiotic resources do the museum educators uses? How do the museum tutors reason for their didactic choices?

    The study is based on seven observations of five different museum educators teaching seven different classes in the younger ages in one specific exhibition. It is also based on one interview with three of the museum educators. The design theory of learning, which is the theory that this study is analysed through, is mostly based on the studies by Staffan Selander and Gunther Kress (2010). The result of the investigation shows, in short, that the scientific content is orchestrated like a journey through time where different sceneries represent the geological ages of the earth. The museum educators uses a combination of multiple semiotic resources. The interview showed what the museum educators wanted to be the key words in their teaching: understanding, curiosity, desire, to arouse interest and willingness to take on the science glasses and ask yourself questions like 'How can you know that?' and 'How can you find out?'.

  • 878.
    Österberg, Emma
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Tecken som Alternativ och Kompletterande Kommunikation i förskolan: En kvalitativ studie om förskollärares användning av TAKK i verksamheten2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine how preschool teachers work with signs as alternative and additional communication in preschool to promote the development of children's language development. My questions of issue are how do preschool teachers use signs as alternative and additional communication in preschool, how do the teachers motivate and describe their work and what experiences does the preschool teachers have with signs as alternative and additional communication in preschool?

    My method of this study has been qualitative where interviews were made with six preschool teachers. To analyze the result of the interviews I have used the socio-cultural perspective by Vygotskij, that describes how important the language and interaction between people are. I also used Vygotskijs model the nearest development zone to analyze the importance of interplay between the preschool teachers and children. I have also used previous research and studies to strengthen my study.

    The study results are that all preschool teachers work with signs as alternative and additional communication with the purpose to develop all children’s communication. All the teachers had good experiences and a positive attitude to signs as language development for children. The preschool teachers consider it necessary to have more education in signs and to get follow-up of their work.

  • 879.
    Östgren Johansson, Louise
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Lundin, Ellen
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    "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 barnet2015Independent 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.

  • 880.
    Östling, Henrik
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Inkludering - för vem?: Inkludering i klassrum och fritidshem sett utifrån tre olika perspektiv2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this essay I have examined the inclusion in the school, specifically in the classroom and leisure time center. Inclusion means briefly that all students, regardless of their capability for school work, should be part of the planned teaching, and also be able to assimilate the knowledge that is intended to be conveyed. During my years as an educator in classroom and after-school center I've seen how this inclusion is very complicated to implement and sometimes impracticable. I have investigated how inclusion works and how it does not work in both the classroom and in the leisure time center. I have done this by examining the inclusion from three different perspectives: student´s, educator´s and school´s. I show and discuss how different inclusion can be perceived depending on which perspective you look from. I also describe how inclusion is shaped, both positively and negatively, by external factors, so-called framework factors. I discuss how these framework factors provide or do not provide educational opportunities and how they condition the educator´s practice. Opportunities that sometimes are taken advantage of and sometimes overlooked.

  • 881.
    Östlund, Malena
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    ”Man får bara vara med om man har två såna här dinosaurier…”: Den fria lekens regler och strukturer2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine how children interact with each other in the free play. My questions have been which access strategies children use, how they use secondary adjustments and how they use language in order to gain position and status in the play.

    The study has been characterized by a qualitative research-oriented method, with interpretive analysis and qualitative interviews. The data collection was done through observations and conversations with children about their play. The children in the study are between the ages of three and five-years-old.

    The weakness of this study has been that I haven’t had enough children to observe and interview, because I didn’t get the parents approval to use their children in the study. This might have affected the result.

    The theories I have used in the analysis has been Löfdahl's theories of secondary adjustments and play acts and Corsaro's theories about how children's use of language in play varies depending on what status they have and his theories of access strategies.

     The study shows that children are aware of what social codes they should follow in their pre-school groups. The results showed that the children have developed various secondary adjustments, both to teachers and other children in the group. The most common entry strategy to gain access to a play was request for access. This was such an approved strategy, the children rarely tried to gain access by any other strategies. The children showed awareness of which status the other children in the group had, children with a higher status, more often were allowed to have the control in play.

  • 882.
    Östman, Linda
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Miljöundervisning i förskolan: Pedagogers varierande förståelser av begreppet hållbar utveckling i förskolan2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to investigate pedagogues varying conceptions of the term sustainable development in preschool. Previous research has shown a great variety of different forms and contents of education for sustainable development. The study is phenomenographical and to answer the questions of the study I have used qualitative interviews. Six pedagogues have answered questions about what they think sustainable development is and what sort of teaching activities it leads to with children in preschool. The results show a variation of different conceptions where different views on the content, methods and approaches to children were revealed. The most significant part of the result is that one group of pedagogues worked to create sustainable habits in the children while the other group worked on giving the children knowledge by understanding and insight. The study shows further that different pedagogues have various focus in the environmental work with the children, such as farming, science experiments or creative activities.

  • 883.
    Öström, Amy
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Ett eget rum: Hur barn skapar och använder egna platser i förskolan2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to investigate how children express spatial autonomy in their preschool. Observations were made of one-to-three-year old children in free play in the preschool and in a nearby forest setting. The study is framed by Corsaro’s theory of peer culture and interpretive reproduction. It is a childhood sociological perspective that stresses the importance of children’s agency, children’s own contribution to their development. The results show three main strategies that children use to show spatial autonomy. The first is that children create places together, spatial autonomy evolve in interaction with peers. The second strategy is that they use high places to get a new perspective and gain a feeling of being on top of the world. The third strategy is how children make use of small spaces to withdraw. The expression of spatial autonomy is also a way for the children to gain control.

  • 884.
    Özmen, Shamiran
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Att använda IKT i engelskundervisningen2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Information and communications technology (ICT) is an important part in teaching English. In this respect, teachers’ need to know how they can benefit from the opportunities that ICT has to offer in language teaching.

    Previous research has described aspects of problems around teachers’ ICT skills, relate to the use of ICT in teaching. The aim of this study is to examine how teachers’ use ICT in their English lesson based on Svenssons (2008) three areas in which ICT can be used, “ICT as a tutor”, “ICT as a tool” and “ICT as an arena”. By studying how teachers’ use ICT in their English lesson, this study also aims to find out what factors teachers’ claim affects their work with ICT, based on Lundgrens (1972) and Stensmos (2008) frame factor theory.

    For collecting data a mixed method with observations and interviews was used. This study attempts to answer, the concern of why ICT is rarely used in teaching English. Therefore this study is focusing on which other factors than teachers’ ICT skills that have an impact on the use of ICT in the teaching process. From the outcomes of the observation it was noticed that multiple uses of ICT occur in English teaching. It also appears that there are opportunities and limitations in teachers’ work with ICT. From the outcomes of the interviews, the majority of teachers’ claim that the time is a factor that most limit the use of ICT in their English lessons. 

  • 885.
    Özmen, Shamiran
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Individanpassad engelskundervisning: En studie om lärares arbete med anpassning av undervisning i förhållande till elevers olika behov och förutsättningar2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In today’s schools students enter classrooms with different experiences and knowledge level. In order to promote the development and learning of all pupils, teaching should be adapted to each pupil’s circumstances and needs. According to the Swedish school curriculum (Lgr 11) and the Education Act (2010:800) there is an emphasis to have all students reach the same academic goals and standards. However past research indicates that individual adaption tailored for the individual needs of students in English teaching is considered somewhat average.

    Based on Vinterek’s (2006) individualization types the aim of this study has been to examine whether and if so, in what way teachers individualize English teaching based on the varying circumstances and needs of pupils. This study also aims to identify what factors teachers’ claim affect their work with individual adaption in teaching, based on Lundgren’s (1972) and Stensmo’s (2008) frame factor theory. Based on a qualitative method with both observations and interviews, two questions have been answered: 1. In what way do three teachers work with individualize English teaching, based on the varying circumstances and needs of each pupil? 2. What factors do teachers consider affects their work with individualization in English teaching?

    From the outcomes of the observations and interviews the results show that the teachers do work with an individual based education tailored for the individual needs of the pupil’s. The result from this study also shows that the teachers face several difficulties with individualization in English teaching. All of the teachers claim that time and the size of the class are factors that most affect the teaching process with individualization in the classroom. 

  • 886.
    Ünsal, Nathalie
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Eleverna kan för att de tror att de kan: En studie om sambandet mellan 50 barns självförtroende och prestation i läsning2015Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between 50 children’s self-confidence and achievements in reading with a focus on following questions: 

    • Is there any connection between the 50 students' self-esteem and their performance in LUS?
    • What conclusions can be drawn from the comparison between girls' and boys' results in LUS and their confidence?

    The investigation is based on the answers on surveys of 50 children and their reading and development schedules (in Swedish they are called läsutvecklingsscheman).

    The theoretical frame is founded on the central notions about self-confidence, achievements and reading, particularly Taube (2007), McClelland (Abrahamsson & Andersen 2005), Liberg (2006) and Bråten (2008).

    The investigation shows, among other things, that there is a correlation between the student’s self-esteem and their performance in the LUS. The correlation is higher for boys than for girls in this investigation.  

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