The importance of time frames in Swedish Home and Consumer Studies
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Consumer Studies, ISSN 1470-6423, E-ISSN 1470-6431, Vol. 40, no 3, 299-308 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to explore how time frames affect pupils and teachers in cooking activities during lessons of different durations for Home and Consumer Studies, with a specific focus on the pupils’ experiences. To investigate this, classroom observations were carried out in 2011 and 2012, with the help of audio and video recordings in three different schools in Sweden and included altogether 22 pupils (18 girls, 4 boys) in grade 9 (15–16 years). Each class was observed during two separate lessons, lasting between 1 h 50 minutes (110 minutes) and 2 h 20 minutes (140 minutes). The six lessons resulted in 12 hours of video recorded time and 80 hours of sound recordings.
The study showed that the importance of finishing on time seemed to be ingrained in most pupils in all classes and the end result was perceived as more important than the process of cooking. The study also showed that knowledge of cooking skills and time management seemed important for success in grade-related tasks. Pupils demonstrated different ways of handling the time frames, e.g. using various methods to speed up the cooking process. This study raises important questions about the relationship between national and local time frames and the curriculum aims in Home and Consumer Studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2016. Vol. 40, no 3, 299-308 p.
Home and Consumer Studies, Frame factors, Compulsory education, Time frames, Time management, Cooking, Stress, Audio and video observations
Other Social Sciences Educational Sciences
Research subject Food and Nutrition
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112155DOI: 10.1111/ijcs.12256ISI: 000373907600006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-112155DiVA: diva2:876280