Þáttaskil og samfella í námi barna á mótum leik- og grunnskóla: Sjónarmið barna

Translated title of the contribution: Children's views on continuity in their learning when transitioning from preschool to primary school

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore children's views on continuity in their play and learning when they transition from preschool to primary school. The purpose is to use children's knowledge and experiences to support their well-being at this junctrue in their lives. Participants in the study were 10 children aged five to six years, the oldest children in a preschool in Iceland. The findings indicate that various aspects are at stake in the transition process, which begins when the children are in preschool and ends when they feel they belong to the primary school community. The children pointed out aspects that would change: Their social status would go from being the oldest in the preschool to being the youngest in the primary school; the change in school buildings and environments would be both exciting and challenging; new subjects would be interesting but could also be difficult. The study concludes that it is critical to seek children's views on continuity in their learning when they transition form preschool to primary school and use their knowledge and experiences to support their positive transition and well-being.
Translated title of the contributionChildren's views on continuity in their learning when transitioning from preschool to primary school
Original languageIcelandic
Title of host publicationLeikandinn
Subtitle of host publicationGreinar um menntun ungra barna
EditorsJóhanna Einarsdóttir
Place of PublicationReykjavík
PublisherHáskólaútgáfan
Pages353-372
ISBN (Electronic)978-9935-23-278-6
ISBN (Print)978-9935-23-278-6
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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