När sagans problem utmanar och inspirerar - en studie av förskolebarns arbete med tekniska lösningar<br/>When a problem in a fairy tale challenge and inspire - a study of preschool children’s work on technological solutions


  • Maria Svensson University of Gothenburg Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies
  • Katharina Dahlbäck University of Gothenburg Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies
  • Ann-Marie von Otter University of Gothenburg Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies
Keywords: Technology, pre-school children, technology process, fairy tale

Abstract

The aim of this study is to contribute with knowledge about children’s practical work and communication in a technology-related problem solving activity, based on a fairy tale. More research about technology in preschool is needed, especially concerning children’s knowledge in relation to the technology (design) process. The study was conducted in a pre-school with two pre-school teachers. Children’s problem solving activities was documented by video recordings on four occasions. The results showed that the children worked with most parts in the technology process. The fairy tale contextualized the problem, sketches were used to communicate ideas and children’s solutions were inspired by the story as well as their experiences from everyday life. Combining the known (the fairy tale) and the unknown (the technology content) proves to be fruitful when solving a technology-related problem where imagination, knowledge and experience is required.

 

Author Biographies

Maria Svensson, University of Gothenburg Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies


Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies

Senior Lecturer

Katharina Dahlbäck, University of Gothenburg Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies


Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies

Lecturer

Ann-Marie von Otter, University of Gothenburg Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies


Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies

Lecturer

Published
2019-01-28
Section
Articles