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Ta trappan till uppsatsen: En studie om stöd och hinder i uppsatsskrivande bland yrkesverksamma deltidsstudenter vid Nationellt Centrum för Utomhuspedagogik
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Take the steps to the thesis : A study of support and obstacles in thesis writing among part time students at National Centre for Outdoor Education (English)
Abstract [sv]

”Ta trappan till uppsatsen” är en hermeneutiskt inriktad empirisk studie baserad på en kvalitativ undersökning. I intervjuerna, som är gjorde i två fokusgrupper med hjälp av semi-strukturerade frågor, deltog åtta studenter som går magisterprogrammet i utomhuspedagogik 2007-2009 på Linköpings Universitet (LiU).

Syftet med denna uppsats är att genom en empirisk studie undersöka hur studenter som läser utomhuspedagogik vid Linköpings Universitet upplever sin process att påbörja, genomföra och slutföra skrivandet av sin magisteruppsats. Jag fokuserar i studien på betydelsen av stöd och vilka eventuella hinder som studenterna upplever personligen, i sin nära omgivning och i relationen med universitetet.

Resultatet visar att majoriteten av dessa vuxna studenter, som i snitt arbetar ca 90 % parallellt med deltidsstudierna på 50%, ansåg att de viktigaste motivationsfaktorerna inför påbörjandet av uppsatsen var den egna känslan av inre tillfredsställelse samt att få ökad respekt för sitt arbete från kollegor och chefer.

Under genomförandet ansåg majoriteten att olika ”mentala verktyg” varit till stöd, samt när det fanns en tydlig progression i trappstegsform gällande speciellt litteraturen och reflektionen. Positivt var även att starta med uppsatsen tidigt under kursen. Det fanns en oro för att inte få kontinuerlig handledning och tydlig och konkret information om uppsatsskrivandet från LiU, vilket upplevdes som hinder i skrivprocessen.

Vid slutet av skrivprocessen hade betydelsen av yttre bekräftelse minskat och den egna inre motivationen var viktigast. Den sociala grupprocessen ansågs ha haft betydelse för kursens genomförande och deltagarna önskade mer webbaserad kontakt mellan träffarna.

 

Abstract [en]

Abstract

“To take the stair to the Essay” is a hermeneutically bent empirical study based on a qualitative research. In the interviews, which are done with two focus groups with help of semi- structured questions, eight students participated who studied the Master program in Outdoor Education 2007-2009 at Linköpings University (LiU).

The purpose with this essay is to examine with an empirical study how students who are studying Outdoor Education at Linköpings University experiences their process to begin, carry out and complete their writing of the Master Essay. In the study I focus on the significance of support and what possible obstacles the students experienced personally, in their surroundings and in relation with the University.

The result shows that the majority of these adult students, which on average work approximately 90% parallel to the part time studies on 50%, thought that the most important factors of motivations before the beginning of the Essay was the own feeling of inward satisfaction along with gaining increased respect from colleagues and employers for their work.

During the realization the majority thought that different “mental tools” had been supportive, together with when there had been a plain progress in the step-form applicable especially with the literature and the reflection. It was also positive to begin early with the Essay during the course. There was a concern for not getting continuously guidance and plain and concrete information about the Essay writing from LiU, which felt like an obstacle in the writing process.

At the end of the writing process the importance of outward confirmation had decreased and the own inward motivation was the most important. The social group process regarded to have had significance on the realization of the course and the participants wished a more web based contact between the meetings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 78 p.
Keyword [en]
adult pedagogic, outdoor education, reflection, mental training, mental tools, group process
Keyword [sv]
vuxenpedagogik, utomhuspedagogik, reflektion, mental träning, mentala verktyg, grupprocess
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54420ISRN: LiU-IKK-MOE-D--09/012--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-54420DiVA: diva2:303594
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Available from: 2010-06-08 Created: 2010-03-14 Last updated: 2010-06-08Bibliographically approved

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