Förskollärares konstruktioner av vetenskaplig grund och beprövad erfarenhet

Translated title of the thesis: Preschool teachers' constructions of scientific basis and proven experience
  • Thörnberg Pella
  • Cecilia Henriksson

Student thesis: Master, one year


The Purpose of the study is to contribute knowledge about which understandings of scientific basis and proven experience are constructed in communication between preschool teachers. The study is guided by two questions: What language categories are constructed in preschool teachers' communications about the scientific basis? and What language categories are constructed in preschool teachers' communication about proven experience?. The study has a qualitative methodological approach, with a theoretical starting point in contextual social constructionism. The study data is collected through two focus groups with ten active preschool teachers in the preschool. The data are analyzed to the concepts of performativity and fabrications. The performativity is related to the assignment in the curriculum for preschool (Lpfö 18) states that "teaching with content and working methods must be based on scientific grounds and proven experience". The study highlights fabrications that mean that preschool teachers present or justify their teaching in a better way than what corresponds to reality. The results of the study show three conclusions: ambiguity, ambiguity in responsibility and lack of common understanding of the concepts of scientific basis and proven experience. The concepts have not previously been discussed by the preschool teachers in the study, which means that their own interpretations and explanations of the concepts are pronounced. Preschool teachers lack a clearer definition of scientific basis and proven experience, which is in line with what previours research sheds light on.

Date of Award2021-Oct-06
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorAgneta Jonsson (Supervisor) & Susanne Thulin (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Magisterprogram i utbildningsvetenskap

Courses and Subjects

  • Miscellaneous

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogy (50301)
  • Didactics (50302)
  • Learning (50303)


  • scientific basis
  • proven experience
  • preschool
  • preschool teacher
  • qualitative analysis
  • focus groups
  • contextual social constructionism
  • performativity
  • fabrications.

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