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Group work interaction among pupils in Home and Consumer Studies in Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Food and Nutrition.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6603-2521
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Food and Nutrition.
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Home Economics, ISSN 1999-561X, E-ISSN 1999-561X, Vol. 09, no 01, 35-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to describe and analyze different types of group work during Home and Consumer Studies lessons in four Swedish schools, located in two different municipalities. Observations of pupils' practical tasks were carried out in six classrooms, and video/sound recorded. Study participants totaled 44 pupils (11-16 years old). Qualitative content analysis of the observations showed four different types of group work; 1) integrated, 2) expert (appointed by the kitchen partners and self-appointed), 3) divided, and 4) parallel. The most important finding was that pupils belonging to a self-appointed expert group, a divided group or a parallet group did not have the best conditions for learning. The integrated type appeared more conducive to individual learning than the other three. As a result, teachers have to be aware that non-functioning group work can negativety impact pupils' possibitity of achieving the grade-related tasks for the subject.

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Griffit: International federation for home economics , 2016. Vol. 09, no 01, 35-53 p.
Keyword [sv]
Utbildning, Hem- och konsumentkunskap, Samarbete, Grundskola, Famfaktorer
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Social Sciences
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Food and Nutrition
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-126398OAI: diva2:1015152
Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04 Last updated: 2016-10-18

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