Students’ experiences of meaningful encounters and situations involve learning and well-being
(English)In: Scandinavian Educational Research., ISSN 0031-3831Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
This paper focuses on school situations students experienced as meaningful and how these experiences can guide educational improvement. Participants included fifteen students in grade three from a Swedish school. In this qualitative study, the data consisted of drawings, multimodal productions, interviews, and field notes. The analysis resulted in four themes: Having the opportunity to learn in different spaces; Being free and able to participate; Experiencing caring and sharing, and Recognizing one’s own growth and achievement. The findings suggest that situations students find meaningful involve aspects of both learning and well-being. The practical implication for these results is that student-generated qualitative data can help indicate needs for educational improvement.
Student experience; meaningful school situations; qualitative data; strength-based method; learning; well-being
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61220DOI: : 10.1080/00313831.2016.1258670 .OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-61220DiVA: diva2:1059263