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Bortom horisonten: Litteraturläsandets kroppsliga och bildande dimensioner

Journal article
Authors Djamila Fatheddine
Catarina Schmidt
Published in Utbildning och lärande
Volume 12
Issue 2
Pages 62-75
ISSN 2001-4544
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies
Pages 62-75
Language sv
Links du.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:...
Keywords reading literature, experience, horizon, Bildung
Subject categories Pedagogical Work, Educational Sciences

Abstract

The aim of this article is to discuss the importance of Bildung in relation to children’s literature reading. Drawing on empirical data consisting of interviews with seven children aged 10-11, based on hermeneutical and phenomenological theoretical perspectives, the article highlights children’s experiences of reading fiction and how these are articulated. The results show that the children’s reading is intertwined with their bodily existence. This embodied reading is manifested through on the one hand, the significance of a physically comfortable place when reading fiction, and on the other hand, through the reading experience itself as a process over time. The reading of literature makes it possible for the children to reach and interpret new kinds of horizons, which they have not met before in real life. Further, the results also show the importance of highlighting other aspects of reading than reading comprehension and reading comprehension strategies.

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