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Visualization of Ways to Work with Different Learning Areas in Preeschool
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4793-871X
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7561-7679
2014 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study

The aim was to investigate the intentional work of one preschool to create conditions for learning within seven fields 1) Joy and motivation to learn 2) Creativity 3) Self-perception 4) Responsibility and implementation 5) Thinking and analysis 6) Communication and social relations and finally 7) Empathy.

Relationship to previous research works

Prior research suggests that knowledge on e.g. how to take responsibility and how to collaborate has important implications for what happens later on in life. Interventions at an early age are more meaningful than later efforts (Ruhm & Waldfogel, 2012). This makes it particularly important to understand how work with this type of knowledge is conducted and promoted in preschool.

Theoretical and conceptual framework

This pilot-study is part of a larger research project initiated by the Swedish National Agency for Education. The seven learning areas in focus in this study are based on learning goals formulated in the Swedish curriculum. It is primarily an empirical study using a hermeneutic approach.

Paradigm, Methodology and Methods

Three preschool teachers and one childcare worker were observed during ten days. The learning environment and interactions between adults and children were registered. Follow-up interviews were also performed. 

Ethical considerations

All participants involved in the study (i.e. preschool managers, preschool personnel, legal guardians) were informed about the study and gave their written consent.

Main findings

Results reveal that it is possible to observe how preschool personnel work to create conditions for learning within the seven fields. 

Implications for practice and/or policy

A visualization of ways to work with the areas focused is assumed to increase teachers' intentional conduct and be useful in developing educational practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
Preschool, teaching, fostering practice, observations, curriculum
National Category
Social Sciences Pedagogy
Research subject
Utbildning och lärande
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-15281OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-15281DiVA: diva2:744887
Conference
24th EECERA Conference (European Early Childhood Education Research Association), 7th-10th September 2014, University of Crete, Greece
Projects
Kompetenser i förskolan
Available from: 2014-09-09 Created: 2014-09-09 Last updated: 2015-03-19Bibliographically approved

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