Vad har det med religion att göra?: En studie om elevers och Skolverkets mål med religionskunskapsämnet
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What does that have to do with studies in the subject of religion? : A study of pupils and the Swedish National Agency of Educations goals with the education in the subject of religion (English)
This essay examines upper secondary school pupils as well as the Swedish National Agency for Educations views on the education in subject of religion. How they describe its purpose, what content the topic should address, how the education should be implemented and what influence the pupils should have over their own studies. This to examine how the views of pupils and the Swedish National Agency of Education correlate and to analyze how it possibly can affect the pupil’s motivation. The survey is conducted by semi-forging tured interviews and text analysis in order to ascertain the pupils and the Swedish National Agency of Educations opinions on the issues. The results are then analyzed by various motivational theories that have played a vital role in the Swedish school and that have been found relevant to the study. The survey shows that the pupils and the Swedish National Agency of Education are relatively unanimous about how they regard studies on the subject of religion but that there are differences. It appears that the education the pupils have receive, despite the unity of these pupils and the Swedish National Agency of Education, not always seem to comply with the requirements of the Agency's governing documents. It also appears that the pupil’s motivation is affected by how the National Agency and the pupils' objectives, goals and beliefs correlate. When those are alignment or when the school takes account of pupils' expectations and their own goals the education seems more adequate to the pupils.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 59 p.
Upper secondary school pupils, Swedish National Agency of Education, Studies In the subject of religion, Purpose, Motivation
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-104655OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-104655DiVA: diva2:820767
Teacher Education Programme
Zipernovzsky, Hanna, Universitetslektor
Lindström, Niclas, Universitetslektor