Elevers attityder till de naturorienterade ämnena : En studie om olika påverkansfaktorer
Abstract (Summary)The essay is about student's attitudes towards the science orientated subjects and the influence the teacher has for creating these attitudes. The study also tries to present students influence in the classroom, and to what extent they believe they can promote their suggestions. Separate interviews were conducted with 15 year old students from two different schools.The given result shows that the students had fairly positive attitudes to the science orientated subjects, mostly due to the teacher's mindset and the way of teaching.The following four items were mentioned by the students as crucial in order to create a successful teacher: Pedagogical capability, knowledge of the subject, leadership and choice of education.The students wanted the opportunity to be able to influence the teaching, however, they couldn't express how to do that. The study also shows that the students that were given the chance to present their comments on the class were more positive towards the subject. Furthermore, a connection between the students’ attitudes and the lack of subject's relation to the daily life could be made.
School:Högskolan i Skövde
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:03/14/2008