Att läsa för hunden : en metod för läsfärdighetsträning?

by Dirfeldt, Rebecka; Persson, Cecilia

Abstract (Summary)
Since we came in contact with a newspaper article about children who were reading for special trained dogs, our curiosity for how we could use animals in teaching purposes was awaken. Our starting point is too study how the children can train theirs reading training skills. We delimited our study to the younger children, in second grade, and their experiences of reading aloud to an animal. We chose to do a qualitative study there we used interviews; we interviewed sex students, because we were interested to study the students understandings and thoughts about reading for an animal. In the result we saw that when the students talked about the reading experience they all mention that it was funny to read to their dog. Someone described it like it was the same as reading for the parents or teacher and some answered that it was harder to read to the dog because the dog couldn´t help with pronunciations or wrong readings. The students gave answer that pointed towards that animals can affect the teaching environment positively. The literature that we reed means that children see animals as their friends and they can easily create a relation to the animals. Animals have a calming effect on children which we got confirmed through the interview answers. In the literature it emerged that animals are important communication partners for children. Within the socioculturel perspective emphasizes the learning within a social interaction. Our conclusion is that closeness to animals, to which the children have a close relation to, can make content method to the reading training skills
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:teaching environment reading socioculturel perspective communication children animals dog


Date of Publication:02/05/2008

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