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What is Knowledge in the Swedish School Subject Sloyd?: Teachers Opinions of the Contents in Sloyd
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education).
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the Crafticulation and Education Conference / [ed] Leena K. Kaukinen, Helsingfors: NordFo , 2009, 268-274 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Three sloyd teachers were interviewed concerning their opinions of the content of knowledge in the Swedish school subject sloyd. Their choices and opinions are compared to the syllabus of sloyd. The results indicate that the teachers do not understand or care about the syllabus, although they believe that anything they do fits in to it. They have opinions on knowledge grounded in their own view on what sloyd is and how to work with it. Knowledge comes from working with handicraft, which includes creativity, problem solving, planning and working methodologically. These skills are needed in society today, which the interviewed teachers are aware of, in spite of that their choosing to describe the subject and claiming that it as a complement to theoretical subjects at school. The school subject sloyd needs a new syllabus that teachers can understand and use, and a description with an explicit connection to usefulness and society.

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Helsingfors: NordFo , 2009. 268-274 p.
, TECHNE SERIES. Research in Sloyd Education and Crafts Science A, ISSN 1238-951X ; A:14/2009
Keyword [en]
sloyd teachers, syllabus, content of sloyd, knowledge, teachers´opinions
Keyword [sv]
slöjdlärare, kursplan i slöjd, innehåll i slöjdämnet, kunskap i slöjd, lärares åsikter om kunskap i slöjd
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-33413ISBN: 978-952-10-5578-2ISBN: 978-952-10-5579-2 (PDF)OAI: diva2:311774
Crafticulation and Education Conference
Available from: 2010-04-23 Created: 2010-04-23 Last updated: 2010-04-29Bibliographically approved

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