Fritidslärarens syn på brädspel som ett verktyg för kunskapsbildning
: en kvalitativ studie om lärares perception av brädspel som pedagogiskt redskap

Translated title of the thesis: Leisure teacher's view of board games as a tool for the formation of knowledge: a qualitative study of teachers' perception of board games as an educational tool
  • Joakim Håkansson

Student thesis: Bachelor


Vygotsky's theories spoke a lot about children's development during play activities. I have chosen to replace the term "play" with "games", more specifically board games, in that context. With board games, students can take advantage of theoretical knowledge in a practical way. It is also a key for students who speak a different mother tongue than Swedish, as the language is of great importance in the game in terms of communication and reading the rules. It is also a good tool to be able to elevate students from Piaget's theories of developmental stages where board games often train the player to think abstractly and strategically. Which my respondents agree with and emphasizes that the students should play more board games and the leisure centre should ensure that the opportunity exists for this with varied options of board games. This is to create a varied and meaningful leisure time at the leisure centre. In order to adequately answer my question about the view of board games as a tool for learning, and how it’s used, I have chosen to use a qualitative method. In this, I conducted interviews with leisure-time teachers in a small municipality in Sweden. The result was that teachers have a good outlook on the board game's pedagogical potential and that it is widely used for various purposes.

Date of Award2019-Jun-05
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorHelén Persson (Supervisor) & Adam Droppe (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Grundlärarutbildning: fritidshem

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogy (50301)


  • board game
  • leisure
  • curriculum
  • artefact
  • vygotskij
  • piaget
  • educational tool

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