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Skönlitteratur på mellanstadiet: En studie om hur ett antal lärare använder skönlitteratur och högläsning i klassrummet
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main focus of this study is to describe how, and for what reasons teachers use literature and fiction as a pedagogic tool. A qualitative study was made by interviewing four teachers about their language teaching. Working with fiction as a teaching-aid in school can in many ways be favorable to both teachers and pupils. In terms of children’s language development, research shows that using fiction as an educational tool can stimulate pupils’ well-being as well as their linguistic improvement. Furthermore, reading aloud to children creates opportunities in common learning experiences which can affect the group’s social relations positively. Common dialogues about reading are also a part of the linguistic development, throughout the time children learn from each other in a socio-cultural learning perspective. Teachers who were interviewed in this study seemed to think highly of literature and fiction as an educational tool. The teachers use fiction in various ways and conditions in their classrooms. Though, all of the informants claimed that there was not enough time and room for using literature as much as they wanted to, partly in keeping with the curricula but also in terms of greater administrative reporting. According to the interviewed teachers, the main reason for using fiction in their teaching is to give pupils delightful reading experiences, and additionally, working with fiction has many positive effects on pupils’ general language development.

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Keyword [sv]
högläsning, skönlitteratur, läsundervisning, språkutveckling
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Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103003OAI: diva2:812040
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Grundlärarprogrammet - grundskolans åk 4-6
Available from: 2015-05-20 Created: 2015-05-14 Last updated: 2015-05-20Bibliographically approved

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