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Motivation och religionskunskap: En intervjustudie om motivationsarbete inom religionsämne på gymnasiet
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Motivation and religious studies : An interview study on motivational work in the subject of religion at high school (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is that I want to find out how teachers can go about creatingmotivation and engagement in the subject of religious knowledge. This survey is based onfive qualitative interviews with teachers. All teachers teach religious studies on uppersecondary school in Sweden.The results showed that all teachers felt that the students' motivation and commitment tothe subject of religion is low and that the majority of the students do not experiencereligious knowledge as interesting to study. To make religious studies interesting forstudents the teaching should be based on the students' thoughts about life and should bestudent-centered. The majority of the students who consider that they do not benefit fromthe subject are students who should not study further at a university. In motivationalresearch one usually calls that there is no idea of the target pursuit of the individual andthat the students do not need reward and verbal praise, which leads to the pupils becomingreasonably motivated who then leads to internal motivated of the students. Motivationresearch means that teachers should seek for to, strengthen students 'inherent motivationby giving them praise and confirmation with the aim of strengthening students' selfconfidenceto cope with the school taskReligious didactics mean that it is important for teachers to have a purpose in theirteaching by starting from the didactic basic questions what, how and why teach religion, tomaking the subject interesting for students. Religious didactics also mean that teachersshould give room to start from the students' thoughts on life and give the students freedomto discuss thoughts about life in relation to religion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
Motivation, religious knowledge, school teachers, upper secondary school students, vocational and preparation, external motivation and internal motivation
Keywords [sv]
Motivation, religionskunskap
National Category
Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-162117DiVA, id: diva2:1342802
Subject / course
Science of religion
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
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Available from: 2019-08-14 Created: 2019-08-14 Last updated: 2019-08-14Bibliographically approved

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