Undervisningsbegreppet och dess innebörder uttryckta av förskolans lärare

Agneta Jonsson, Pia Williams, Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson

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The aim of this study is to analyse the preschool staff’s reflections on teaching the youngest children in preschool. Conversations in focus groups with preschool staff have been used for data collection. Theoretically the study considers Billigs concept concerning argumentation that has influence on discourses in change. The concept is used to view that an utterance about something that belongs to a particular discussion, stating that teaching can be understood as an explicit or implicit contradiction to the same discussion. The results point out two discourses where the demands and rights are seen as fields of tensions where an argument for something can, at the same time constitute arguments against something. Teaching the youngest children is part of a preschool in change. With that in mind, we understand the arguments as contradictory when the concept of teaching in preschool is described by the staff, something which can be seen both within and between discourses.

Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)90-109
Number of pages19
JournalForskning om undervisning och lärande
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogical Work (50304)


  • Preschool
  • preschool teachers
  • teaching
  • young children 1-3 years

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