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Elevers relation till teknik: En studie om vad som påverkar elever i årskurs 9 att välja ett tekniskt gymnasieprogram
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Engineering and Physics (from 2013).
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Students´relation to technology : A study about what influences students in grade 9 to choose a technological upper secondary program (English)
Abstract [sv]

Teknik är ett ämne som lätt integreras i projekt inom skolan. Eleverna använder teknik dagligen både på sin fritid och i skolan, men trots det visar många elever ett lågt intresse för skolämnet teknik. Av den anledningen blev syftet att synliggöra vad ett teknikintresse grundar sig i och undersöka hur elever i årskurs 9 som valt ett tekniskt gymnasieprogram resonerar i sina studieval. Studien bygger på kvalitativa intervjuer med sex niondeklassare utifrån semistrukturerade frågor som utgår ifrån en modell gällande självkänsla och motivation i relation till val av aktiviteter. Resultatet visade att elevernas teknikintresse grundades i deras hemmiljö och av deras erfarenheter via teknik inom motorsport och datorer. Eleverna baserade sina gymnasieval på intresse, inre motivation och yttre påverkan, samt elevernas yttre motivation att genom utbildning erhålla en stabil inkomst. Eleverna minns knappt undervisningen på låg- och mellanstadiet och det indikerar att lärare måste bli bättre på att synliggöra teknik om elevernas intresse för teknik ska öka. 

Abstract [en]

Techology is a subject that is easily integrated into school projcts. Students use technology daily in their free time and in school, but despite this, many students show a low interest in technology as a school subject. For this reason, the purpose of this study was to visualize what a technological intrest is based on and examine how students in grade 9, who chose a technological upper secondary school program, reason in their study choices. The study is based on qualitative interviews with six grade 9 students based on semi structured questions, using a model of self-esteem and motivation in relation to the choice of activities. The results show that students´technological intrest were based in their home enviroment and their experience of technology in motorsport and computers. Students based their upper secondary school choice on intrest, inner motovation and external influence, as well as their external motivation to guarentee a stable income through education. The students hardly remember the secondary and lower secondary technology education, which indicates that teachers need to be better at visualizing technology if pupils´intrest in technology is to increase. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 27
Keywords [en]
Education, Interest, Study choice, Secondary school, Technology program
Keywords [sv]
Utbildning, Intresse, Gymnasieval, Studieval, Teknikprogrammet
National Category
Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67551OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-67551DiVA, id: diva2:1216355
Subject / course
Teacher Education - Science and Engineering
Educational program
Primary Education Programme, 240 hp
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Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved

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