"Hjärnan behöver liksom koppla av..."
: en kvalitativ studie om fritidslärares arbete med elevers vila och rekreation i fritidshemmet

  • Nikolaos Kosmidis
  • Herman Holmkvist

Student thesis: Bachelor


The purpose of this study is to make visible the work of leisure teachers with rest and recreation in the leisure centres and how leisure teachers define rest and recreation. Based on the purpose, four research questions are asked, how do leisure teachers define the concepts of rest and recreation, how important is pupils rest and recreation for leisure teachers, how they work with it and whether the premises offer rest and recreation. Six qualitative interviews have been conducted together with observations in six different leisure centres. All empirical data collected from the qualitative interviews have been interpreted based on two theories, the power surplus theory and the recreation theory. The result shows that leisure teachers define the concepts similarly. They work with rest and recreation spontaneously and the discussions, in terms of rest and recreation which is discussed both formally and informally in the centres, are important. The leisure teachers work more with rest and recreation compared to what is mentioned in the curriculum. Premises are available for the offer of rest and recreation, but mostly it is the leisure teachers who themselves create places for pupils to recuperate.

Date of Award2020-May-12
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorKerstin Hansson (Supervisor) & Maria Rosberg (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Grundlärarutbildning: fritidshem

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogical Work (50304)

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