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Engdahl, Karin
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Engdahl, K. (2014). Förskolegården: En pedagogisk miljö för barns möten, delaktighet och inflytande. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Umeå universitet
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2014 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis is the result of a study that considers children’s encounters with others; participation and influence in a pedagogical outdoor environment in three different preschool playgrounds. More specifically, a study is under-taken of how children’s encounters are shaped in the pedagogically adapted outdoor environment of the preschool with the focus on how children’s par-ticipation and influence finds expression in the preschool playground’s dif-ferent facilities. The physical environment is seen as meaningful and the focus is on which affordances arise in the physical environment related to facility. The study’s theoretical approach is based mainly on G. H. Mead’s social psychological theory and the meeting with the other which is com-bined with theories that call attention to the significance of the facility. An ethnographic method has been applied. By way of two years’ field studies, with a total of 78 days spent in the three different environments, data has been collected through observations and photography and by listening to, and talking with, children and preschool teachers. To participate in the chil-dren’s everyday life has been a precondition for understanding children’s different encounters and meeting places in the preschool playgrounds. On the basis of the analysed results, the study shows that all three preschool playgrounds had pedagogical outdoor environments which were designed so that the majority of the facilities gave a variety of offerings, something that contributed to different children being able to relate to, and find, their own affordances in different facilities. The results of the study also show that the majority of preschool children in the studied activities were socially compe-tent and good negotiators. Thereby, they were shown to have good precondi-tions for participating and exercising influence in the day-to-day outdoor activities. At the same time, the study results demonstrate that the children’s agency and interaction at all three preschool playgrounds are determined on the basis of the level of recognition they received in their encounter with other children and in the encounter with teachers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2014. p. 216
Series
Doktorsavhandlingar i pedagogiskt arbete, ISSN 1650-8858 ; 53
Keywords
Preschool children, preschool yard, interaction, outdoor environment, participation, place, Förskolebarn, förskolegård, möten, delaktighet, inflytande
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86738 (URN)978-91-7601-015-0 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-03-28, Naturvetarhuset, Sal N 320, Umeå Universitet, Umeå, 10:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2014-03-07 Created: 2014-03-06 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Engdahl, K. (2011). Leaving footprints: some ethical reflections about doing research in preschool children’s outdoor environment. Paper presented at Paper presented at conference 6th World Environmental Education Congress, Brisbane, Australia 19-23 July, 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leaving footprints: some ethical reflections about doing research in preschool children’s outdoor environment
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60716 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at conference 6th World Environmental Education Congress, Brisbane, Australia 19-23 July, 2011
Available from: 2012-10-23 Created: 2012-10-23 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Engdahl, K. (2010). Listening to Preschool Children: Children’s Participation in Outdoor Environment. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at conference ECER, Helsinki 23-27, August 2010.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Listening to Preschool Children: Children’s Participation in Outdoor Environment
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60715 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at conference ECER, Helsinki 23-27, August 2010
Available from: 2012-10-23 Created: 2012-10-23 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Engdahl, K. (2010). Outdoor play and learning: Children´s rights and preschool teachers responsibility. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at conference OMEP World Congress, Göteborg, Sweden 11-13, August,2010.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outdoor play and learning: Children´s rights and preschool teachers responsibility
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60713 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at conference OMEP World Congress, Göteborg, Sweden 11-13, August,2010
Available from: 2012-10-23 Created: 2012-10-23 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Engdahl, K. (2009). Children´s interaction in different Swedish preschool outdoor environments : children´s everyday experience and learning of the outdoor environment. Paper presented at Paper presented at conference, Theme: ”Learning to listening, Listening to Learn”, OMEP World Congress, Lagos, Nigeria 3-7 August, 2009.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Children´s interaction in different Swedish preschool outdoor environments : children´s everyday experience and learning of the outdoor environment
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60711 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at conference, Theme: ”Learning to listening, Listening to Learn”, OMEP World Congress, Lagos, Nigeria 3-7 August, 2009
Available from: 2012-10-23 Created: 2012-10-23 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Engdahl, K. (2009). Preschool and outdoor environment: children´s right to participation, space, play and learning. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at conference ECER, Vienna, 28-30 september 2009.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preschool and outdoor environment: children´s right to participation, space, play and learning
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60712 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at conference ECER, Vienna, 28-30 september 2009
Available from: 2012-10-23 Created: 2012-10-23 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Engdahl, K., Brodin, J. & Lindstrand, P. (2006). Play and interaction in two preschool yards. In: Jane Brodin & Peg Lindstrand (Ed.), Interaction in outdoor play environments: Gender, culture and learning (pp. 45-60). Stockholm: Lärarhögskolan i Stockholm
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2006 (English)In: Interaction in outdoor play environments: Gender, culture and learning / [ed] Jane Brodin & Peg Lindstrand, Stockholm: Lärarhögskolan i Stockholm , 2006, p. 45-60Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Lärarhögskolan i Stockholm, 2006
Series
Teknik, kommunikation och handikapp, ISSN 1102-7967 ; 47
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60717 (URN)
Available from: 2012-11-01 Created: 2012-10-23 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Brodin, J., Lindstrand, P. & Engdahl, K. (2005). Topics concerning children’s outdoor play in preschool environments. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at The Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA), Oslo, 10-12 March 2005.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Topics concerning children’s outdoor play in preschool environments
2005 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60710 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at The Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA), Oslo, 10-12 March 2005
Available from: 2012-10-23 Created: 2012-10-23 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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