Barns frågor under en naturvetenskaplig aktivitet i förskolan

Nordisk Barnehageforskning 04/2010; 3(1). DOI: 10.7577/nbf.255
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In this study children’s questions during theme work about what is soil are analysed. Children’s questions are seen as expressions for children's experiencing and sense making. Activities in preschool are observed through video recordings. Twelve children, three to five years, and three teachers are included in the study. The results are presented on the basis of the focus of the children's questions and discussed in relation to children’s perspectives, learning and the development of the theme work over time. The results point at children’s questions as important didactic starting points when interacting about a specific content.

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    • "The preschool teacher listened to the children and participated in the process as co-wondering (medundrende) which supported the children's experimental participation. An open and listening preschool teacher can support children's participation and thus their learning (Thulin, 2010). The notion of the active and participating child is not in contradiction to the participating preschool teacher. "
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