Handledande samtal i förskolan: -kompetensutveckling eller akut problemlösning?
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Preschool is a place that is continually undergoing change at a rapid pace and developing the skills of our educators is essential for their ability to keep up with these changes. Guidance conversations can be used as a vital tool for the educators competence development.The purpose of this essay is to investigate how educators, special educators and preschool principals think and reason about the use of guidance conversations in preschool.A qualitative method has been used in the shape of interviews with educators, special educators and preschool principals working within different districts of a medium sized city in the south of Sweden.These interviews revealed that the use of guidance conversations is often controlled by specific needs and is used when a problem arises amongst the children. There are many expectations on the special educators role in these conversations, one of which is the role of conversation leader with the purpose of guiding the conversation amongst involved parties and give them the tools they need to resolve problems by themselves instead of delivering packaged solutions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Competence development, Conversation leader, Guidance conversation, Preschool, Problem solving, Special educator.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105772OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-105772DiVA: diva2:828121
Subject / course
Special Edcation Programme