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Fördjupning i ämnet livskunskap på gymnasiet
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The common value system, how we treat and behave towards each other in a democratic society, is a concept which is discussed both in media, school, working life and private life. Most of us agree how we should behave towards each other to become a community in which people feel well. Nevertheless people are offended in different ways, a fact that is reported daily in media. It is clear that society needs guiding principles how we can work with a common value system both in society and in school in a tangible way. The family life of children and youths is not always safe, and may not create responsible and content individuals. Therefore school can be a complement to strengthen students in their emotional and social competence. It is important how we communicate and solve our problems between each other. The good conversation can help us a lot and on the other hand the bad conversation or failure to talk can give us a negative experience for life. The subject Life Orientation in school can give teachers and students the time they so badly need for good conversations about the common value system. Hopefully the lessons can develop and strengthen the self-esteem of the student, which can give security and motivation in the learning. Two Upper Secondary schools, S:t Eriks Gymnasium and Lerums Gymnasieskola have had Life Orientation for some year. They have a compulsory course during three years in Life Orientation. The schools have done evaluations of those courses. The method in this paper is a literary study. In this paper those two evaluations, literature, two earlier papers and a paper which thoroughly discusses Life Orientation have been studied. Also five questions about Life Orientation have been sent to some teachers at those schools, as I could not find the answers in the evaluations or literature. The purpose of this essay is to study further into Life Orientation. In this subject the students often work with values clarifications, where they can train their emotional and social competence. This pedagogical way of working can offer rewarding conversations for the students and the teachers. Those two evaluations show that Life Orientation is an appreciated subject both by student and teachers. The students get to know each other in a better way, they have few conflicts and they finally develop their emotional and social competence. Earlier research shows that EQ, emotional competence, is of great importance for being successful at school, at work and in private life. Therefore, should not only high intelligence and knowledge be valued at these places. Also the teachers experience of the subject was, that Life Orientation was favourable for developing the personality. Life Orientation can be one way of following the intentions of the curriculum, common value system, at school. Hopefully, others’ experience of Life Orientation can help us in our school to find a good way of starting up this subject and strengthen the health of the students.

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2005. , 29 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-59760Local ID: HÄP C-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-59760DiVA: diva2:1124544
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Health Education
Available from: 2017-07-13 Created: 2017-07-13

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