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ERIC Number: EJ1125243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Children's Perspective on Learning: An International Study in Denmark, Estonia, Germany and Sweden
Sandberg, Anette; Broström, Stig; Johansson, Inge; Frøkjaer, Thorleif; Kieferle, Christa; Seifert, Anja; Roth, Angela; Tuul, Maire; Ugaste, Aino; Laan, Meeli
Early Childhood Education Journal, v45 n1 p71-81 Jan 2017
This article explores how some children in Denmark, Estonia, Germany and Sweden describe their perspective on learning. The aim of the international study is to gain knowledge of how preschool children in Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Germany reflect and perceive their learning in preschool and other surrounding social contexts. The results are based on 51 focus group interviews from 181 children. The results indicate that, in general, children from all four countries seem to be aware of their own learning. One can conclude that encouraging children to think about what they are doing and why they are doing it makes the activities more goal-oriented from the children's perspective and thus more conscious. Children are able to describe their own perspectives on learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Estonia; Germany; Sweden