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Students’ experiences of meaningful encounters and situations involve learning and well-being
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7952-5111
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
(English)In: Scandinavian Educational Research., ISSN 0031-3831Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

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.

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Student experience; meaningful school situations; qualitative data; strength-based method; learning; well-being
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61220DOI: : 10.1080/00313831.2016.1258670 .OAI: diva2:1059263
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-22

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