Hem- och konsumentkunskap som stödämne

by Åkesson, Lena

Abstract (Summary)
Domestic science is an interdisciplinary subject. Furthermore domestic science is a combination of theory and practice. The basic competence, a recommendation from ‘The Swedish School Institution’ (Skolverket), is to enter the secondary school with minimum grade G, (godkänd) in the basic themes: Swedish, English and Mathematic. Today there are many pupils finishing their secondary school without grade in one or more basic themes; Swedish, English and Mathematic. The aim of this essay is to show if domestic science could be used as a complement to the basic themes which are suppose to help the pupils to get grades in the basic themes of Swedish, English and Mathematics. A question in the essay is; is it possible to combine theory and practice? The theoretical frame of this essay is constituted by the pedagogies of activities and work. The sources for research of this essay have been the course plan of ‘The Swedish School Institution’ (Skolverket). Comparisons have been made between the basic grades; domestic science and basic themes of Swedish, English and Mathematics. The results indicate that there is a possibility to build bridges between the basic themes and domestic science. Through the use of pedagogies of activities and work, letting the experience fortify knowledge and showing the connection between knowledge and action, will present new ways to inspire the curiosity and creativity of the pupils.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:domestic science swedish english mathematic


Date of Publication:06/13/2008

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