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Elevinflytande i engelskundervisningen på gymnasiet: En jämförande studie mellan årskurs 1 och 2
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Education in Languages and Language Development.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate the notion of pupil influence in English teaching at level 1 and 2 at High-School level. The study focuses on how the students and teachers experience the possibility of influence in their English classes. Empirical data has been collected through questionnaires from two classes at year 1 and two classes at year 2 in English. The study also includes interviews from four teachers and four students. The study is both qualitative and quantitative. The results show that the majority of the students consider their possibility of influence in their English- learning to be very high in all schools to a great extent, even though the results showed that their influence in their teaching was not very extensive.

The way the students mostly influenced their teaching was when discussing the planning of their courses and through regularly made evaluations of their courses.

The teachers´ view on the pupil-influence was mostly linked to personal views and opinions of the matter as well as the referred information in the national curriculum for teachers. Overall the results show that the students´ and the teachers´ view on the influence seems to coincide very well.

The differences in year 1 and 2 at high-school in this investigation can mostly be seen by the fact that year 2 increasingly can influence their curriculum of their courses and that they also can influence how examinations are to be carried out in a more extensive way than the students in year 1.

The hypothesis of this essay, that pupil-influence should increase with age and level at

high-school proved to be a partly correct assumption, mainly because the majority of the students expressed that this was partly true. Nevertheless, both the teachers and the interviewed students claimed that influence increases with age, so maybe it is hard to make a clear conclusion out of these results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Student influence; Student democracy; High-school; English; Teaching
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8682OAI: diva2:175199
2008-06-05, 00:00 (English)
Available from: 2009-06-24 Created: 2004-01-01 Last updated: 2009-06-24Bibliographically approved

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