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Datorspel som intresse: En analys av hur elever och lärare uppfattar datorspelsvanor och datorspels betydelse i undervisningen
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Teenagers today spend many hours playing computer games on their free time. This study aims to discuss the way computer games affect adolescents’ interest in school work. 92 high school students have answered a questionnaire concerning their gaming habits and 2 interviews have taken place with working teachers asking their views on computer games. The result has been discussed from a sociocultural perspective and from a learning principles perspective. A majority of asked students play computer games, but do not believe their gaming habits reflect their interest in school work. However, the students were asked which positive effects computer games have and then wrote different skills that all are important to learn in Swedish schools. For example skills concerning leadership, team work and social competence. The interviewed teachers were both positive to implement computer games in their lesson plans and believes that it may raise students’ interest in school work. In conclusion, it can be said that computer games affect students’ interest in school depending on the individual, however, parts of society need to change the way they think about computer gaming to avoid prejudices.

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Keyword [en]
Computer games, school, gaming habits, adolescent, sociocultural theory, learning principles
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95438OAI: diva2:759267
Subject / course
Examensarbete för lärarexamen
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2014-10-29 Created: 2014-10-29 Last updated: 2015-04-16Bibliographically approved

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