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När sagans problem utmanar och inspirerar - en studie av förskolebarns arbete med tekniska lösningar

Journal article
Authors Maria Svensson
Katharina Dahlbäck
von Otter Ann-Marie
Published in NorDiNa : Nordic Studies in Science Education
Volume 15
Issue 1
Pages 79-96
ISSN 1504-4556
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies
Pages 79-96
Language sv
Links https://www.journals.uio.no/index.p...
Keywords Fairy tale, technology, preschool children, technology process
Subject categories Other Engineering and Technologies, Educational Sciences

Abstract

The aim of this study is to contribute with knowledge about children’s practical work and communica-tion in a technology-related problem solving activity, based on a fairy tale. More research about tech-nology in preschool is needed, especially concerning children’s knowledge in relation to the techno-logy (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.

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