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The creation of two classrooms in a perspective of lifelong learning


Tegstrom, Anna (2010) The creation of two classrooms in a perspective of lifelong learning. In: Lifelong Learning International Conference 2010 (3LInC’10), 10 - 12 November 2010, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This text is based on a classroom study carried through among ten year old children in Sweden. The main study consists of participant observations, interviews, tape recordings and photos in four school classes located in rural as well as in urban settings in Sweden. Parts of this empirical material are integrated in the construction of two diverse learning classrooms introduced in this paper. A main aim for this text is to communicate two ways for teachers’ and pupils´ to utilize the classroom environment for pupils to develop lifelong competences. The result showed two diverse classrooms and settings which leaves different tasks for the teachers to handle. The teacher in school A wanted the pupils´ to find own competences and worked to make them aware of their learning strategies. He also emphasized the importance of a good social environment and worked to make the pupils aware of how to act in groups. The teacher in school B talked about how important she is to make the pupils work and expected them to be aware of their learning strategies. She talked about the importance of tranquility in the classroom when pupils read and wanted them to be able to work independently.The text begins with a brief research overview about classroom research and essential methods. The result is presented as two different cases based on interviews, participating observations, photos, tape recordings and small talks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by Executive Development Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Executive Development Centre
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2011 08:09
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2011 08:09
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1971

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