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Fältstudiers betydelse för stimulans, delaktighet och inflytande: En studie av hur elever och lärare i Vallentuna gymnasium värderar fältstudier
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Schools inspections investigation has shown that most pedagogues are experiencing significant challenges to stimulate students and to invite students to participate and to influence the teaching structure and content. This study is based in the school inspections school questionnaire from 2013 which shows that Vallentuna high school results in two categories stimulation as well as participation and influence gets a low index value compared to all participating school units. Previous research has shown that the field studies creates greater amount of stimulation, increases students’ participation and provide experience of a bigger influence. Careful preparations are also important and the right form of field studies. This study will be using a quantitative student questionnaire and qualitative interviews with teachers to examine how students value the field studies as stimulating methodology of teaching and if the participation and influence increases with the help of field studies outside of school. The study will also examine whether there are differences between students in different year. Vallentuna high school students experience field studies, more fun, more interesting and stimulating than usual schoolwork. At the same time raises field studies student participation and thereby creates favorable conditions for influence. Students’ perception of influence during field studies decreases the longer students study in high school. This study confirms the findings of the two categories are unchanged, but with the help of field studies can Vallentuna gymnasium raise students’ stimulation and participation. The field studies must be well planned for the increased participation also will increase students' ability to influence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 71 p.
Keyword [en]
Field studies, Stimulation, Participation, Influence, High School
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-117393OAI: diva2:812539
Available from: 2015-05-29 Created: 2015-05-19 Last updated: 2015-05-29Bibliographically approved

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